T.J. Rehab Receives $30,000 from WHAS 11


The T.J. Rehabilitation Department has received a $30,000 Grant from WHAS 11 Crusade for Children.

These funds will help to support a new Early Intervention Group: Discovery Academy, which will serve children from Barren, Metcalfe, Hart, Green, Taylor, Adair, Russell, Edmonson, Warren, Allen, Monroe, Cumberland, Clinton, Butler, Logan, and Simpson Counties.  The Academy is targeted toward children from 15 months through five years old who have developmental delays and disabilities. 

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or who have Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments, or any type of developmental delay or disability will be provided with a successful group learning experience preparing them for entry in the public school system while addressing therapeutic needs.

The target start date for Discovery Academy is January 2020.

Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health stated, “I am humbled by this accomplishment. This will help propel an exceptional program to the next level and will benefit numerous children in our community.  I would like to thank our staff for their dedicated service and WHAS for their valued contribution.” 

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.

In its first 66 years, the Crusade has raised more than $190 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is 
able to return 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. 

If you would like to help support the Discovery Academy please contact Shara Page, Administrator of Rehabilitation/Home Care Services or Stephanie Smith, Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services at 270.659.5650.


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