Center for Economic Education Donates Service Hours to Local Autism Organization

by Karen Doss Bowman


William Wood works with CEE team to complete website project.

The Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership’s (SVAP) website received a digital makeover, thanks to staff and student assistants at James Madison University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE). After several weeks working on the project the cutover occurred on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service celebrated by the College of Business (CoB) on Jan. 18.

The JMU team’s complete mobile-friendly redesign of the SVAP website is integrated with the organization’s Facebook page, providing the most up-to-date content for users. The project also involved a redesign of SVAP’s mass mailings, giving a consistent look and feel to all of the organization’s communication pieces. By offering their expertise to the organization, the JMU team has expanded SVAP’s ability to effectively reach the local community while remaining committed to its mission of serving people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

SVAP website after its reconstruction“I was especially pleased that the students on our staff, Devin Boehmer and Melissa Burns, were able to help with this project,” says economics professor and director of the Center for Economic Education, William Wood. “They have gotten a great background in information systems at the College of Business, but nothing as practical as the launch and shakedown of a new website. There are always things you discover about a newly refreshed site when you do the big cutover -- no matter how much preparing you do. Devin and Melissa were able to help with finding and squashing the inevitable bugs.”

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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