Crossroads Autism Network will host the April Autism Awareness kickoff April 1 at the Victoria Art League building. Paint the Town will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 905 S. Bridge St., and doors will open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Crossroads individuals with autism by covering costs for therapeutic horseback riding, art lessons, aquatic therapy and create-a-wish day events.

The $45 fee will include the canvas, paint, supplies and snacks. Participants should make reservations by March 30 with Eunice Collins at 361-572-0825 or

Crossroads Autism Network formed in March to raise awareness about autism and to provide support and services for individuals with autism and their families. Support groups, parent workshops, peer-to-peer mentoring and community education are among the offerings.