Monday, October 23, 2017

Free Trainings


Webinar: Assistive Technology Through the Ages
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Cost: Free
Registration
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Host: Chris Keck 803-457-8177


Description: Assistive Technology includes everything that helps improve a person’s functional capabilities. Assistive Technology covers a wide range of devices and can include adapted toys to apps that help with reading and writing. Children with disabilities of all ages can benefit from assistive technology. This workshop will look at assistive technology for children ages 0-21.

Presenter: Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS is the Program Manager of the SC Assistive Technology Program at the USC School of Medicine.  Carol is a USC adjunct professor and provides trainings at local to international venues on assistive technology for people with disabilities, their caregivers and professionals who serve them.

Introduction to Unity Training
Date: November 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education (PACE) Charter School, 2017 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414
Registration
Contact: Jennifer Clark at
jclark@assistivetechworks.com , Assistive Technology Works, Inc.
Presenter: Holly S. Camplin, MS, CCC-SLP
Bring: Accent devices or a laptop with updated PASS software


Description: This course will focus on the features of Unity for Unity 84, Unity 60, Unity 45, Unity 36 and Unity28 (Accent products). Participants will review overlays and icon features/functions, Unity Pattern 1 (verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs) and Unity Pattern 2 (pronouns). You will also learn Unity Pattern 3 (statements and questions), Unity Pattern 4 (noun categories), Unity Pattern 5 (grammar parts), and strategies for teaching Unity vocabularies. Participants will review the use of core vocabulary in the Unity Language systems.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Have you gotten your tickets for FundAble?

We are counting down the days until
FundAble!
Will we see you there?

8 images of different people in mask and the numbers 1 through 9 
 Only 9 days left until FundAble!
  
We are counting down the days and making our masks for the 5th Annual FundAble.  Our theme this year is "Unmask the Advocate in You."  There will be inclusive entertainment, specialty drinks, great food, and much more. We hope to see you there!

October 27, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
701 Whaley Street

Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks for our masquerade party. The most creative mask will win a prize and group recognition of a job well done. Masks will also be provided at the door.



Please Support Thanksgiving for Autism Families!




South Carolina Autism Society Holds
Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive


Donations are behind previous years! 
Please donate and help provide Thanksgiving to a
South Carolina autism family in financial need!
 

 

In 2008, the South Carolina Autism Society and the LUCAS Network first partnered to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families affected by autism who are going through financial difficulties. Thanks to the community’s donations, almost 900 families in need have been served since 2008. Your donations supported 130 families in 2016 alone! The need continues to grow.
For 2017, we will again be collecting financial donations and distributing grocery store gift cards to recipients.  Your donations allow this beneficial program to continue!



To make an online donation, click here.  You can also send a check made out to the SC Autism Society, with “Turkey Drive” in the memo field.  Mail it to the South Carolina Autism Society, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC  29169.
Providers & Businesses:  Make a donation of $100 or more through the Turkey Drive and your logo will be included on the website and mailing.  Email logos to SusanL@scautism.org
Your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you for supporting our families!
Nominations:  To nominate someone to receive a gift card, please click here.  Deadline for nominations is October 31st. Qualifications are as follows:
• Must have family member with autism living in the home.
• Must receive SNAP/food-stamps and/or free/reduced school lunch.
• Must reside in South Carolina.
• Individuals may self-nominate.