On January 30th, the Augusta Levy Learning Center (ALLC) received a gift of $25,000 from the Martha R. Parlin Trust to assist children with autism. Executive Director, Kathy Shapell said, “The Martha Parlin Trust helps to improve the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. We are so grateful for their continued support of Augusta Levy Learning Center and appreciate their partnership in caring for our children and giving them the opportunity to succeed.”
ALLC recently expanded their services to pre-adolescents in a pilot program, Independence through Intervention. In this program, pre-adolescents ages 8-12 years old participate in community outings with their therapists to work on navigating public transportation, communication, learning how to ask for help,building social relationships, learning to read signs, eating at a restaurant, and volunteering at Wheeling Catholic Charities, etc. Therapists also work on self-advocacy, self-regulation, pursuing interests, communication, etc. while at the Center and while in the community.