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KHS to Offer Special Programming for World Autism Awareness Day

The History List

To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer special programming on Monday, April 2, for children with autism.

Autism Awareness Day will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

That day, KHS will provide low noise levels, filtered lights, pictorial signs, quiet spaces and sensory activities in the exhibit “A Kentucky Journey” to meet the specific needs of the autism community.

No more than 20 guests will be in an exhibit at one time. People who want to take part in Autism Awareness Day must register in advance for a two-hour time slot. They can pay by credit card when they make their reservation (call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408) or pay when they arrive on April 2.

Children with autism will receive free admission. Other visitors will pay regular price (Adults: $8; Youth 6-18 and Military Veterans: $6; Children ages 5 and under, and KHS members: free). Building entrance for Autism Awareness Day visitors will be via the side door facing Ann Street.

The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. KHS has full American Alliance of Museums accreditation.

For more information about KHS and its programs, visit http://history.ky.gov

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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