On November 10th, 2015, Cheetah Clean Car Wash owner Jeff Fields was present at the 12th Annual Kelly Autism Program Alliance Award ceremony. Following a warm, welcoming speech from WKU President Gary Ransdell, Director Michelle Elkins presented the #Cheetah CleanTeam with their own Alliance Award in front of a packed house at the WKU Augenstein Alumni Center.
Following the awards ceremony, a special presentation took place with Ryan Williams. He shared his experiences with having autism and how far he has come since participating in programs like KAP.
We’ve had the honor of working with the Kelly Autism Program over the past several months. The Kelly Autism Program (KAP) is designed to provide services to individuals starting at seven years old, lasting through adulthood, who have been diagnosed along the Autism Spectrum Continuum, as well as their families.
KAP also serves as a training program for future professionals in a variety of disciplines. KAP programming includes: elementary school, middle school, high school and post-secondary participants including higher education, vocational training, and job support.
We’ve had the tremendous privilege of working with the Kelly Autism Program. Our latest helpers were Blair, 16, and Anthony, 17, members of the KAP employability group. It’s always a great time getting to interact with these individuals, and watching them learn new skills applicable to the business world.
A big congrats to all the award winners! We’re looking forward to continuing and growing our partnership with KAP, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!