All proceeds raised will go directly to Autism Wessex, the regional charity that supports anyone affected by autism.
Paul Reade, Community and Events Fundraiser is reported in the Blackmore Vale as saying that there are many benefits to using music with people who are on the autistic spectrum.
“One of these benefits is that music provides the structural regularity that children with autism need. Within that structure it is possible to expand that child’s repertoire of functioning. Depending on the child’s placement on the autism spectrum, music assists with communication in different ways. For children with profound autism music is often a means of communication.”
Paul Reade continues to say that they have ‘Corky’ opening the show. They are a two man band led by Nick and Jon who are both users of the Dorchester Asperger Drop in Centre. They have now launched their own music CD.
Local bands Chen and The Agency are also playing at the event.