Officials from the Augusta Levy Learning Center are hoping to paint the town blue. 

April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day and the organization is hoping to raise awareness by asking local businesses to “Light it Up Blue” throughout the day. Anyone can change their light bulbs, wear blue or make a special blue treat to show their support. 

Last year more than 50 local businesses took part raising more than $3,000. 

This year several businesses will be selling puzzle pieces to that will help pay for services at the center. 

“We are the first and largest Center in the State of West Virginia,” explained Augusta Levy Learning Center Director of Development Staci Stephen. “We serve children from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Insurance will cover some cost, but there is a huge gap in services so we do these fundraisers to bridge that gap”

The organization will also be holding a workshop that will be open to the public at its center on Market Street.  It will take place April 2 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

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