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Communities in Randolph County Participate in Autism Awareness Month

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Communities and countries across the world will help raise awareness about autism.

World Autism Awareness Month starts Wednesday, April 2 and lasts throughout the month.

Many venues, like Elkins for example, are being encouraged to decorate their community and wear blue.

Elkins City Hall will have blue lights outside its building and Mayor Van Broughton will sign a proclamation.

Delegate Denise Campbell of Randolph County who has a child with autism explained its very unique for every child with the disease.

"When you meet one child with autism, you've met one child with autism. Not all children act, look, behave, learn. Of course it affect boys four times more likely than girls, but girls are still at risk for it, but boys are four times likely to be diagnosed with autism," said Campbell

That program will begin at Elkins City Hall on Wednesday. It will start at 6 p.m.

For more information about autism, click here.

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