Benefit concert for Ethan Walmark, 8, held in Westport to raise funds for autism research, awareness

Ethan Walmark, 8, plays the keyboard in the band Clueless. (3/22/14)

WESTPORT - Several local kids will take to the stage in Westport to showcase their musical skills and raise money for autism.

Ethan Walmark, an 8-year-old diagnosed with autism as a toddler, plays the keyboard in the band Clueless with some members who are nearly twice his age. His parents enrolled him in the School of Rock a year ago.

Walmark made such an impression on those he plays with that they decided to plan a concert in his honor and raise money for autism research and awareness.

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The Autism Rocks benefit concert will be held Saturday night at Toquet Hall Teen Center in Westport. The money raised will go to national organization Autism Speaks.

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