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WKU’s Kelly Autism Program to present 2009 Alliance Awards on Nov. 4

The Kelly Autism Program at WKU will present the 2009 Alliance Awards at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) at Downing University Center’s Cupola Room.

The Kelly Autism Program, part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU, serves families with adolescents and young adults diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum Disorder Continuum.

The Alliance Award Ceremony recognizes individuals making significant contributions to KAP’s journey toward national recognition. The Alliance Award is presented to leaders in the business community who have actively participated in the KAP transition to work program. This program is critical in helping participants become independent and productive members in the community.

The recipients of the 2009 Alliance Awards are: Bestway Company, Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Helping Hands, Home Towne Suites, Houchens, Kentucky Museum, Kentucky Postal Workers Union, Kiwanis, Manna Mart, Mariah’s, Modern Woodmen of America, Operation Pride, Orchestra Kentucky, RePets, Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul Society, State Beauty Supply, Buckhead Café, The Center for Gifted Studies, Village Manor, VSA, Wal-Mart, Warren County Human Society, Warren County Public Library, Wee Care.

Recipients of the Friends of KAP Awards are: Dr. and Mrs. William Durkan, Mr. and Mrs. Kraig Richardson, Ms. Brookie Tomes, Mr. Larry Kinder and Family.

Recipients of WKU Special Awards, presented to faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to support KAP participants, are: Dr. Nelish Sharma and Linda Sparks, biology; Dr. Carl Kell, communication; Jean Nehm, English; Dr. Pam Petty, literacy; Dr. Robin Ayers, mathematics; Dr. Gregory Goodrich, meteorology; Lorraine Fader, music; Dr. Scott Bonham, physics and astronomy; Dr. Sam Evans, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Kit Tolbert and Spencer Wills, Housing and Residence Life; Michael Kelly, SAE; Daniel Scott, SIFE; Matthew Davis, Student Disability Services; and B.C. McCandless, KAP Scholarship.

Recipients of the Altoria Awards, presented to individuals who have greatly contributed to KAP with their time, energy and effort, are: Brian Packard and Terry Brownson.

Invitations to the event have been sent, but anyone with an interest in the Kelly Autism Program is invited to attend.

Contact: Kelly Autism Program, (270) 745-4527.

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