OCCH was pleased to invest $2.1 million into the development of Ransdell Living and Learning Center, the rehabilitation of a 16-unit residential affordable housing development designed to house those with an autism spectrum disability.
Developed by Housing Assistance and Development Services, Inc. (HANDS), the project contains 14 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom homes comprised of townhomes and garden style units. Western Kentucky University’s Kelly Autism Program partners with Ransdell Living and Learning Center to refer residents and provide housing for its clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Kelly Autism Program is a unique and nationally recognized program designed to assist those diagnosed with ASD or other developmental delays as they strive toward a better quality of life and a goal of self-sufficiency. The Program will assist with daily living skills and employment skills, enabling those individuals diagnosed with ASD and attending the University to obtain a degree, become self-sufficient, and obtain employment.