WKU student and Brinkley Fellowship recipient Brandon Woempner interviews Carol Jordan about the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance production of ‘Medea’ for WKU Public Radio. (Photo by Kevin Willis)

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded a $246,863 grant to WKU Public Broadcasting to develop and expand its workforce development training program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  

The grant, “Embracing Differences, Finding Strengths: A Public Broadcasting Model for Autism Inclusion,” is led by project directors Molly Swietek and David Brinkley, director of WKU Public Broadcasting.

“The most significant goal of this Education Innovation grant is for WKU Public Broadcasting to serve as a model organization for hiring and employing individuals with ASD,” said Swietek. “Through partnerships with the Kelly Autism

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