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Clinical Education Complex receives grant for technology

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU has received a $10,000 grant for technology and educational programs.

The grant from the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass will be used to purchase laptop computers and programming to support all six CEC programs, particularly the the Kelly Autism Program, Renshaw Early Childhood Center and the Family Resource Program.

“Technology and access to technology enriches and enhances the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delays,” CEC Executive Director Yvette Getch said. “By receiving these funds to purchase technology and needed educational support materials, we will be able to impact 200-300 children and their families a year.”

Dr. Getch said the computers will be used for social skills and independent living skills development, academics, accessing resources, completing projects and schoolwork with assistance from the CEC program staff, and to provide materials to support effective programming and skill development for children and adolescents with autism and developmental delays/disabilities.

Children’s Charity Fund presented the check June 16 at the Tee Off Reception for the Children’s Charity Week Classic at Andover Golf and Country Club.

About the CEC: The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex is a community-university partnership that helps individuals and families realize dignity, independence and productivity by providing services in these areas: Linda and John M. Kelly Autism Program (KAP), Vickie and Dan Renshaw Early Childhood Center (RECC), Betty and Dr. Page Talley Family Counseling Center (TFCC), the Preston Family Foundation Acquired Brain Injury Resource Program (ABIRP), the Family Resource Program and the Communication Disorders Clinic (CDC).

Contact: Yvette Getch, (270) 745-6438.

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