The Grace Curtis Conference on March 28 at Mystic Marriott will feature a screening of the documentary "Colored My Mind," about autism.
In particular, the film deals with autism in the African-American community and how some children are misdiagnosed.
"Colored My Mind" features Shannon Nash, LaDonna Hugley, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Donna Hunter, all of whom have children on the autism spectrum. They will speak at the conference about the challenges that African-American families face having children with autism.
The film is directed by Nia Hill and is produced by the Chaka Khan Foundation and Tammy McCrary, who is Khan's sister.
The Grace Curtis Conference is sponsored by The Lighthouse. The session runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the cost is $45. It's free for members of the military with I.D. Registration deadline is March 22; visit www.lhcampus.com.