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Music transformed this young man with autism. Now he works to unlock talent in others.by Stephanie Abrams
Circa Cares

Rex Lewis-Clack was born with autism and blindness, but his early discovery of piano changed his life. Now, he’s helping others who share the same struggles. His charity Rex and Friends brings disabled musicians together to find their unique voice and gives them opportunities to perform.

At seven years old, Rex was already performing around the world, but often felt isolated.  Now in his 20s, his performance group has created exciting new friendships with other disabled musicians who also use music as a way to connect.

Rex and Friends performed Thursday night, March 2nd, with Theater By The Blind in Venice, California.  Their musical Dr. Philgood was sold out. Here's a clip of them performing the song you watched them rehearse, "It Don't Mean a Thing."

Rex and Friends will soon be officially joining CRE Outreach, which also works with "Theater By The Blind".  Create Reflect Empower also known as CRE, helps under-served individuals from low-income populations through the performing arts.

Patrick Storey also has autism and while a conversation is a huge struggle for him, singing comes naturally. Watch him and Rex perform O Sole Mio.

There are two ways you can help support Rex and Friends.

Get involved and contact them, they're looking for opportunities to perform.  Reach out by clicking here.

Rex and Friends is also working with CRE Outreach and will be benefiting directly from dollars donated through this link.

Circa Caresis looking for stories of people making a difference who can also offer our viewers a chance to get involved.  Share your ideas with us at Circa_Cares@sbgtv.com or connect with me directly at SAbrams@circanews.com.

Watch this inspiring story |  23-year-old Rachel Flowers shows off her music production studio in Southern California. She lost her eyesight when she was three months old.