Staff at Graham Academy and students from Wilkes University and King’s College were out today putting blue ribbons around Wilkes-Barre and Kingston to promote autism awareness month.

To also promote awareness, they are selling T-shirts and candles and the proceeds will go to the local challenger baseball league and the Wilkes-Barre Special needs park.

They tell us Autism is a spectrum and has different signs and symptoms.

“It’s important for people to understand what to be looking out for and to be understanding of that, you know, that this is something that they were born with and there’s a lot of perseverance that comes with living with it and being successful,” said Jim Prisk, Director of Operations at Graham Academy.

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