WHEELING, W.Va. – The Augusta Levy Learning Center (ALLC) is an intensive autism treatment program. Its mission is to enhance the social, academic, and communication skills of the students. The staff also focuses on helping the students learn independent living skills so they can one day thrive in the world without assistance. More than two-thirds of graduates are now successfully attending regular education classrooms.
A just-awarded $75,000 AEP Foundation grant will help fund a new scholarship program that will allow the ALLC to double the number of children they serve over the next three years.
“Our long term goal is to be able to serve 250 children by 2023,” said Staci Stephen, director of development. “That goal would not be possible without the support of organizations like the American Electric Power Foundation.”
In 2018, the ALLC was lost in a fire. With a waiting list of more than 100 children, in addition to the ones that are already being served, the need for a new facility is priority to many families.
“We are so grateful for the generous grant of $75,000,” Stephen added. “It will help fund the new scholarship program that is part of the From Ashes to Bricks Capital Campaign.”
The new state-of-the-art facility will have eight large classrooms, eight small classrooms, a living skills room, an occupational therapy room, a playground, and a garden. The facility is set to open this fall.