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Appalachian Power Park Takes Part In Autism Awareness Month

Reported: Apr. 2, 2014 9:46 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 2, 2014 10:57 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Elizabeth Noreika) -- A blue glow could be seen lighting up the night at Appalachian Power Park Wednesday night.

The ballpark was helping kick off Autism Awareness Month.

Wednesday is World Autism Day and, to help raise awareness, the Mountaineer Autism Project held its Light It Up Blue event.

It took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It was just one of thousands of fundraising and awareness events set up across the country.

The group is dedicated to early autism detection, diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention.

This is the seventh year this day has been recognized as World Autism Day. Wednesday’s event at the park was free and many families came out.



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