WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon August 20, 2012
Van Donated to Kelly Autism Program
A fifteen passenger van has been donated to the Kelly Autism Program, which is part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Officals at the University say the vehicle was donated by Chevrolet and the GM Corvette Plant. Director Marty Boman says the vehicle has already been put to use for several special activities and field trips which give participants in the program a chance to experience new activities.
The Kelly Autism Program helps to provide services to individuals who have been diagnosed along the Autism Spectrum Continuum, as well as their families. The program serves individuals ranging in age from seven to adult.
University President Gary Ransdell says private support has been pivotal in establishing and expanding the Clinical Education Complex. Plant Manager Dave Tatman of the Corvette Plant says its a "privilege" to be able to assist the work of the program.