Help the pieces fit, raise money for kids

This weekend, solving jigsaw puzzles can benefit a local support group for families who have kids with special needs.

Johnson County Autism Support Group, a nonprofit organization, will host a fundraising event to send children to Camp Can Do!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, community members can solve puzzles at Center Grove Middle School Central.

Proceeds from the puzzle contest are aimed at sending at least 10 kids to Camp Can Do, a summer day camp for kids on the autism spectrum, ages 12 to 18. The two-week camp keeps kids in a routine that can make the transition back to school much easier. Traditional camp activities are led by trained staff and incorporate a variety of life skills in a fun learning environment.

The event will be emceed by retired UFC Fighter Chris “Lights Out” Lytle. The event will include food and drink, live music and an autograph session. Teams can include two to six players.

The cost to play is a $20 donation per person. Register your team at and search “Puzzling for Autism.”

Learn more about the organization on their website,