The fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day is Saturday.  A number of events will be held around the world to shine a light on Autism.
    On the evenings of April 1 and 2 prominent buildings across North America and the world - including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada - will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.
    In Roanoke, the entrance way fountain on the corner of Williamson Road and Wells Avenue (near Hotel Roanoke) will be lit up blue Friday afternoon.
    In the video clip, News 7 Mornin' visited the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center in Roanoke County.  The facility is in its tenth year providing intensive programs for children with a variety of unique learning needs.  The BRAAC's outreach has grown beyond the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia.  In mid-April several instructors from BRAAC will travel to Africa to work with students with Autism.
    For more information on BRAAC, autism and autism awareness, visit the links below.

www.worldautismawarenessday.org

www.lightitupblue.org

www.blueridgeautismcenter.com