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Children’s Hospital of Orange County To Open One of a Kind Autism Center

The Children’s Hospital of Orange County, California will soon be opening the Thompson Autism Center, a state-of-the-art autism center offering multiple resources and services in one facility.

Dr. Tom Megerian, the Thompson Center’s clinical director, described its approach as “multi-disciplinary” and “collaborative in every sense of the word.” According to a report this month by, Megerian explained that the clinic functions as a “one-stop-shop,” offering multiple services under one roof, and preventing parents and children from missing work or school. The center is also designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

At least 2,000 children will eventually be accommodated by the center, though Megerian believes the passion of those who work there is what truly sets it apart.

“To see that passion of people who want to be here because they want to work with these families and kids, it's something that I've never seen before and I'm really thrilled about it,” Megerian was quoted as saying in ABC7’s report.

The Thompson Center is expected to open this February with its current patients, with the acceptance of new patients beginning in March.


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