An organization dedicated to helping those with autism and developmental disabilities breaks ground on an improvement project.

Staff at Wildwood in Altamont were joined by local politicians and donors Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Soon, their location, which hosts an annual summer camp, will have a septic system and bathrooms. Up until now, campers had to use portable bathrooms.

Wildwood has even bigger projects coming down the line. After next year's summer camp, they plan to break ground on a nursing and administration building.

"Our student have very serious challenges, physical and developmental, and to have the new nursing building is going to increase the overall health and wellness for the program and we can't wait for that to happen," said Wildwood Foudnation Director Lauren Roecker.

The project is expected to cost $1.3 million. So far, Wildwood has raised over $400,000.