April is Autism Awareness Month and the West Virginia Autism Supportive Center in Randolph County will be hosting a full array of awareness events.

The supportive center is its annual Light the Night 5K on Friday, April 13 at Riverbend Park to raise awareness and funds for the center to continue services.  Since coming to Elkins, the center has filled a need within the community and hopes to continue growing in the future.

“We have now been able to identify a need and we offer ABA in Elkins, West Virginia. So, the more awareness we can get throughout the community, the more that people can see there is a need, and we can start to find and acquire funding to provide more services,” said Board of Directors President Erin Browning.

Officials at the center are also inviting community members to participate in a nationwide event at Elkins City Hall on April 2 to Light It UpBluee to kick off the awareness month.