A Topeka nonprofit that works with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is adding space to its campus to expand services and meet community needs.
Exploring Life, which was established in 2004, is adding an 1,800-square-foot building to its campus at 1815 S.W. Fairlawn Road, said president Mary Stafford.
“It’s going to be a teaching center,” she said. “It is going to be an area where we can better suit people with more special needs, such as G tubes. It will be more open, more handicap accessible. We’re really looking forward to it.”
A G tube is shorthand for a gastronomy tube, or a feeding tube.
Construction has already begun on the new building, which will be added to two existing buildings, a converted garage and a converted house.
Seventeen employees provide care at Exploring Life, which works with other local…