MSU’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic benefits from local business fundraising campaign

Contact: Bethany Shipp

STARKVILLE, Miss.—In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Mississippi State’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic is benefitting from Starkville’s Buff City Soap “Buff Gives Back” campaign.

Throughout April, the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic receives $1 for every specially made “Buff Gives Back” soap bar sold by the Starkville store located at 661 Highway 12 West. Custom designed for ADDC, the plant-based soap bar uses the store’s two most popular scents and various shades of blue, the color that represents autism awareness.

“Buff City Soap’s commitment to make a positive impact in our community is commendable,” said Kasee Stratton-Gadke, executive director of the Mississippi Institute on Disabilities, which houses the ADDC. “We are beyond grateful for their generosity in supporting the ADDC and our clients and their families. It’s a great time for our local shoppers to stock up on gifts while supporting our families.”

ADDC is an outreach service, training and research clinic operated by the school psychology and applied behavior analysis faculty through MSU’s Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations. The clinic provides comprehensive behavioral and academic services rooted in applied behavioral analysis to children, adolescents and emerging adults with a variety of disabilities and their families. Learn more about the center and the Mississippi Institute on Disabilities within MSU’s College of Education at

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