WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu November 21, 2002
Kelly Autism Project
By Jeanine Howard Cherry
Western Kentucky University – Western Kentucky University is announcing plans for a new program to provide services for young adults who have been diagnosed with autism.
Professor of Special Education, Frank Kersting, says the project is the first of its kind. The program is being funded through a three year gift of $150,000 by John and Linda Kelly of Bowling Green. The Kelly's 16-year old daughter has been diagnosed with Autism.
The couple said they have been impressed by the leadership WKU has shown through the project and are pleased to provide the seed money for the program.
The center will be a cooperative program between Western's College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services.