Grand opening for "Anthony's House" in Gates
Gates, NY (WHAM) - It's been years in the making, and now a family in Gates has a permanent home for their son with autism.
Michael and Sherry Battisti designed the home themselves.
They came up with the idea after they were told it could take up to 20 years to find a home that could provide the care they needed for their 22-year-old son, Anthony.
They partnered up with Lifetime Assistance to help make their dream a reality.
"All the individuals that we have met in this agency have proven this is not just a business venture, but an opportunity to give the needs of our children first priority," said Michael Battisti.
"We cannot possibly thank all the hundreds, even thousands of people who have helped make this day possible," he said.
The family was able to raise nearly $700,00 to build the home.
Anthony and five other young adults with disabilities will live there.