Marklund is a non-profit organization that provides services for infants, children, teens and adults with profound disabilities and special healthcare needs. The Bloomingdale facility provides specialized support for people on the autism spectrum, serving students from ages 3-22. The program works with students from several local school districts, helping provide care the schools may not otherwise be able to offer.
The two story, 11,000 SF addition consists of seven new classrooms varying in size between 400 and 450 SF, as well as a 1,425 SF multi-purpose room, and a 500 SF heated connection to the existing building. Each classroom will have an adjacent observation area for parents and educators, as well as access to storage. The administrative functions will be located at the second floor entrance, and include a reception area, principal’s office, nurse and conference room. There will also be two small rooms for use as sensory/snoozelyn/therapy areas, and shared bathroom facilities, as well as mechanical and storage space. The scope also includes additional on-site parking, as well as site modifications at both the upper and lower entrances to the addition.