CASP Member Spotlight - The Faison Center

CASP Member Spotlight – The Faison Center

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to share our member spotlight of the Faison Center with you. The Faison Center is based in Richmond, Virginia and you may remember their President and CEO, Brian McCann, sharing information about The Faison Residences at the 2017 CASP conference. Read below to find out more about their programs and the individuals they serve.

Don’t forget to register for the 2018 CASP Conference! Registrations are coming in quickly, and you don’t want to miss out on your first choice for breakout sessions! 

Emily

About The Faison Center

State: Virginia
Location(s): Richmond
Website: faisoncenter.org
President and CEO: W. Brian McCann, Esq
Year Established: 1999
Number of individuals to whom your agency provides services: 250 per day (early education center, schools, clinic, adult day and residential)
Age range of individuals you serve: 16 months through adulthood
Number of staff are currently employed by your agency: 220

Ask The Faison President and CEO

What’s something your agency has done or accomplished recently that you are proud of?
The Faison Center is in the middle of a 60,000 square foot expansion on our campus that will allow us to increase our capacity to serve 75% more children and adults.


What’s an interesting fact about your organization that people may not know?
This past year, The Faison Center was rated as one of the top places to work in Richmond (ranked 4th) by Richmond Magazine.

  

Do you have any advice for new organizations or leaders? 
Be a strong advocate with your legislature and insurance companies to educate them on what you do, how you do it, and the issues faced by individuals with autism and their families. The vast majority of policy-makers do not understand or appreciate the problems we see on a daily basis. You have a great story to tell, so tell it.