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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Kelly Autism Program Staff - Sarah McMaine-Render

Sarah McMaine-Render, MAE

Sarah McMaine-Render, MAE

Program Manager, College Program

Office:  Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex 160
Phone:  (270) 745-5264


Sarah McMaine-Render holds two degrees from WKU, a Bachelors of Science in Exceptional Education and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. During her undergrad and graduate studies Sarah was employed at the Kelly Autism Program. She served as president for Kentucky’s Student Council for Exceptional Children. She also was awarded the Kathleen McCarten Outstanding Student Award at the Division of Early Childhood International Conference.  After graduation Sarah remained at WKU and became the Program Manager for the Kelly Autism Program.

Presently Sarah works with KAP’s Circle of Support which provides services to college students diagnosed with ASD. During her time with the Kelly Autism Program Sarah has presented about Autism Spectrum Disorder at both the state and national levels.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14