Western Kentucky University

Kelly Autism Program

Support KAP

In 2002, John and Linda Kelly donated a gift to Western Kentucky University to fund a program that could provide their daughter, Victoria, who has autism, the necessary academic and social support she deserves. They realized that other individuals diagnosed with ASD and their families were looking for similar support. This was how the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University was formed.

KAP is unique in that it provides transitional services; addresses educational needs and offers social skills training to elementary, middle and high school adolescents, and post-secondary young adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder continuum. The “whole” person is considered in the curriculum. KAP is the only provider of these types of services in the region, and is poised to become a national model.


Through private contributions, the program can operate in the following areas:

Students (scholarships for participants)

Programs (for both participants and their families)


If you would like to support KAP, please send your donations to:

WKU Foundation

Amanda Lich

Wetherby Administration Building 119

1906 College Heights Blvd., #21016

Bowling Green, KY 42101


The Kelly Autism Program

Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex

104 East 14th Avenue

Bowling Green, KY 42101

 Last Modified 7/23/13