Spreading awareness about Autism

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) People in the area gathered to help bring awareness about Autism.

Every April 2nd, Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization, celebrates "Light It Up Blue" as way to kick off Autism Awareness Month, which is April.

An event was held Wednesday at the Chippewa Falls Fire Department.

People at the event in Chippewa Falls say they hope to get something going to raise awareness every year in the area.

"We don't have anything in the town that supports Autism right now, but we'd like to get it going and have something done every year. We have something for Breast Cancer, why not get it for any type of disease or anything thats going on? Just something that our youth can get into thats good for the community," explains Stacia Hetra.

In honor of the day, many landmarks, hotels, sporting venues and much more across the country all took part in the events.

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