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Testimonials for CEC Programs


How is the Clinical Education Complex affecting lives?

The statements below are excerpts from letters received from parents, clients and visitors. Some statements have been edited to remove client names.

Do you have a testimonial you'd like to share with the Clinical Education Complex? Please email us at cec@wku.edu!


We are very thankful for everything the [Communication Disorders Clinic] has been able to accomplish with our son, who has autism and severe speech challenges. Our son now builds sentences and phrases and is communicating his wants and needs as he never has before.  To see the smile on his face as he is actually "talking" to others is an unbelievable thing for parents like us to experience.

I am simply writing to you because we are filled with gratitude at what the CDC has been able to do for our son, and we wanted you to be aware of our personal experience. All of the administration and staff are so professional, caring and effective in how they carry out their jobs.

- from a parent  


Thank you so much for allowing "the crew" to visit KAP yesterday! What an awesome thing to see this group of young people touring the facility and listening to the stories of all the great things that KAP does!  I could tell our group was overwhelmed to learn of the work that you do and to see firsthand what KAP has made available for people of all ages who struggle daily with Autism.

- from a WKU faculty member  


We see a real difference in our son and it is one of the true gems of parenting to see a child, formerly distressed and misunderstood by his "world" find his way to a path where he is understood, respected, challenged, and loved by those involved in his daily life.

Thank you for all you do to change the lives of the students within the Kelly Autism Program. Words will never be enough to express our feelings of gratitude.

- from a parent  


I have come to the conclusion that KAP is my family and I cannot imagine leaving it for a long time. KAP is not just some place for me where I have to come in and do my homework; it's a place where I can make new friends and I can just hang out and enjoy the company of various staff members.  To me there is no other place that made me feel more like home in college than at the Kelly Autism Program.

Thank you for your help and thank you for everything that KAP has done for me through my college experience.

- from a KAP Circle of Support student  


Western Kentucky University, the Kelly Autism Program and the Greek Community all have played such a big role in my daughter succeeding that I cannot begin to express my gratitude. I have not had to worry about her as long as she has been at WKU. She has always been so happy living the college dream at WKU. She has never felt like she was different or did not belong, and that is due to the wonderful students and staff at your university. I will be forever grateful to all the people at WKU that interacted with my daughter and have played such a big role in her life.

- from a parent  


The Family Resource Center has been such a blessing to our family. Both our boys have benefited from the wealth of programs offered like Hanen Training, access to socialization programs like Big Red School, financial workshops, classes on navigating the school system, and behavior therapy workshops. The list goes on! We've met so many amazing families with great kiddos just like ours, too. I can honestly say we'd be lost without them. We're eternally grateful for the things they've done for our boys!


- from a parent

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