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.

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.