The Hannibal Arts Council, in partnership with Shine A Light On Autism, will present a program and performance featuring autism advocates Taylor Sweeting and Antonio Penaherrera beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.

The Hannibal Arts Council, in partnership with Shine A Light On Autism, will present a program and performance featuring autism advocates Taylor Sweeting and Antonio Penaherrera beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.

Sweeting, who lives with autism, will present a program titled “Why Can’t You Understand Me?” Sweeting is a member of QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional) and is the NCCAP Activities Coordinator at Illini Community Hospital’s Worthington Square Geriatric Psychiatric Unit/Acute Care Unit in Pittsfield Ill. He is an active autistic advocate and autistic culture enthusiast.

Penaherrera, who also lives with autism, will present a performance at 7 p.m. showcasing his musical abilities on guitar, harmonica, mandolin and piano. Sweeting, Penaherrera and his parents, Jose and Diane, will be available for a question and answer session following the events.

For more information about the lecture and concert, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or findit@hannibalarts.com .