Your tax-deductible donation is processed through the Marshall University Foundation. You may donate in two ways –
Donate by mail, send checks payable to Marshall University to:
Dr. Marc Ellison
WV Autism Training Center
Old Main Suite 316
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Donate online, please follow the directions below:
If you would like to contribute to students involved in The College Program as they pursue a life of quality, please visit: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/mufoundation and select The College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from the benefit drop box.
Each semester the College Program for Students with ASD supports students who attend three universities in West Virginia: Marshall University, Shepherd University and Concord University. The program was the first such program in the nation when founded in 2002, and it remains the most successful in terms of graduation rates; creating a community of acceptance and understanding; supporting academic, social ,and independent living skills, and most importantly; enhancing life quality. The program has also been very effective in helping students transition from graduation to meaningful employment.
The program’s success is due to a person-centered supports that provides for holistic supports while teaching life skills that lead to greater independence. Students benefit from the support of highly educated, skilled and dedicated staff and through the mentoring of carefully selected graduate students.
Donations are always welcome and needed to:
- Expand the number of students served at the three universities;
- Further advance the graduation-to-work success.
- Provide experience through internships and part time work that prepare students to transition to employment.
- Provide scholarships to students who need financial support to attend the universities and receive specialized support.
“Our autistic son always wanted to attend and graduate college. But after two tries at other universities, he found that the academic support he needed was just not available. We then found out about the Marshall University program. Five years after first talking with their wonderful staff our son Evan had a smile as big as a rainbow when he walked across the stage to receive his bachelor’s degree. Today, he is employed and living on his own. This success occurred because of his personal drive and the personalized support of his Marshall family. They are miracle workers!”
Please support this program. When you provide a charitable tax deductible gift you provide hope, opportunity and options for students diagnosed with autism and their families.