A Night of BBQ & Blues to Support Autism Services

Light the Spectrum: Transforming Autism set for April 1 at Highland Village

April is Autism Awareness Month.  With one in 68 children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum it makes Autism the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States.  Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 42 boys identified. To raise support and awareness for this growing disorder, the Mississippi Children’s Home Service (MCHS) is hosting Light the Spectrum: Transforming Autism at Highland Village on Friday, April 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a night of barbecue and blues with great music from 4 Hearts, 1 Beat and DirtRoad Cadillac. The evening will also include a silent auction offering items from local businesses.  All proceeds raised will go to support the autism services of MCHS.

MCHS Autism Services provides clinical treatment, school-based consultation, parent training, teacher training, and an early intervention program ensuring the successful development of children on the autism spectrum.

Tickets, which are $50, can be purchased on the MCHS website at or by calling 601.352.7784.

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Categories: Music, Fund Raising, Autism

Tags: autism, BBQ, Blues, fundraiser, Highland Village


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Canopy Children's Solutions, formerly Mississippi Children's Home Services, is Mississippi's largest and most comprehensive provider of children's behavioral health, educational and social services.

Kym Williams
Director of Public Reations, Canopy Children's Solutions
Canopy Children's Solutions
1465 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
United States