The Fort Wayne Autism Center is expanding to a third location in the city. Financial details of the expansion were not disclosed, however the organization says the new location on the southwest side of the city is slated to open in December.

The new facility will offer applied behavior analysis therapy programs, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children on the autism spectrum. The Fort Wayne Autism Center says the need for intensive ABA therapy services has grown in Indiana as the prevalence of autism has increased.

"We are very excited to be growing into a new location," said Danielle Pelz, vice president of the Fort Wayne Autism Center. "An expansion to the southwest part of town ensures access to our full range of programs for children with Autism in the greater Fort Wayne area. The communities we work in greatly benefit from our resources."

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2017 after the new facility opens in December.