Groundbreaking kicks off building of downtown middle for disability rights, sources

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Walton Options for Independent Living and the Walton Foundation for Independence celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony this week for the new Center for the Rights and Resources of People with Disabilities in downtown Augusta.

The center is designed to support and provide resources to a group that makes up nearly a third of the CSRA population and spans age, race, gender and economic background.

Located on the same site as the current Walton Options Augusta office, the new 6,500-square-foot building offers accessible consumer meeting rooms and classrooms, expanded staff areas, a communications lab and a multi-purpose room for communal use.

The groundbreaking was Wednesday.

In addition to the Walton Options services and programs, the Walton Foundation for Independence will be part of the new Center for Rights and Resources for the Disabled with offices on site.

The center at 948 Walton Way is being built by Allen + Batchelor Construction, designed by Dickinson Architects, and funded by First Citizen Bank with a down payment from the Georgia Rehabilitation Institute.

Donations to the new center are open to individuals as well as local businesses and organizations at

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