Friday, April 18, 2014

Strides for Autism

We would like to invite you to join us at this exciting event as an Exhibitor in our Resource Fair.  Rates are $100 per event for non-profits and government agencies, and $150 for businesses.

Exhibitors to date include:

Bright Start, Butterfly Effects, Camp Talk, Carolina Center for Counseling & Behavioral Interventions, Davis Orthodontics,

Early Autism Project, First Priority Medical Transport, Greenville Health System Autism Wonders Program, Key Changes Music Therapy,
Palmetto Autism Interventions, Pine Grove, Springbrook Behavioral Health System

More Coming Soon!

We have two goals with our Strides events:

To raise the awareness of autism spectrum disorders.  The better understanding our society has about autism, the better the quality of life for those on the spectrum will be.

To raise funds for the South Carolina Autism Society. This fundraiser is to help ensure SCAS can meet the needs of families through:
Service Coordination:  Our Service Coordinators work to ensure that the individuals on their caseloads receive the best services to which they are entitled.

Parent School Partnership:  Our Parent Mentors work to assist children with autism in reaching their maximum potential in the classroom through appropriate services and accommodations.
Information & Referral.  We aim to help provide accurate and timely information to families and professionals about autism spectrum disorders and services available throughout the state.

Training.  We work in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education to provide training to families and professionals about various strategies and supports.

Advocacy.  We work with policy makers throughout the state to help improve the services available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Events.  In addition to our Strides for Autism events, we regularly partner with other community organizations to provide respite and family activities statewide.

SCAS is the only statewide agency advocating for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families, while also providing assistance and resources.  SCAS promotes, educates and raises awareness that one in every 88 births in the U.S. is a child with autism, and provides support for South Carolina-based research and development.  Most importantly, SCAS works to ensure that the almost 54,000 individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in South Carolina have opportunities to achieve a quality of life comparable to their peers.

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