Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT, Amyre Makupson helps us to understand the Autism Spectrum and promote awareness. First she is joined by Dr. Barika Butler, Chief Medical Officer for Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority who explains what it means to be on the Autism Spectrum.

Dr. Barika Butler, Chief Medical Officer for Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Then, we talk with President and CEO, Jai Reddy, and Art Therapist Bridgette Dockett from the LifeLab Kids Foundation to see how they are helping kids to reach their highest potential.

Jai Reddy, President and CEO of LifeLab Kids Foundation, and Bridgette Dockett, Art Therapist for the LifeLab Kids Foundation (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, we hear from Kristen Hjelmstad, Director of Autism Services and Craig Sharum, Director of Communications and Outreach for Easterseals as they tell us about the programs they offer.

Kristen Hjelmstad, Director of Autism Services, and Craig Sharum, Director of Communications and outreach for Easterseals, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Lastly, we catch up with Roger and Hailey McPheeters of Hailey’s Heroes to learn about this year’s upcoming Autism Speaks Walk.

Roger and Hailey McPheeters of Team Hailey’s Heroes for the Autism Speaks Walk (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Watch STREET BEAT Saturday at 8:30am on CW50

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