Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Strides for Autism

You've got just 6 days to register online to get through check-in quicker, start your Team, and ask your friends and family for their support! Click here and register now!  Midlands friends, you’re coming up in just 20 days, so get a head-start now!

Latest Upstate Announcements! 
·       Photographer Needed!  If you’re good with a camera, please emailSusanL@scautism.org about being our event photographer!
·       Marty The Magician is coming!  You’ve seen him at Strides events in the past, and you’ll love his tricks this year too!
·       Jay Dee the Balloon Guy is coming!  You name it, he can make it!
·       Scout Flag Ceremony!  Click here for information and to register now!

Latest Midlands Announcements!
·       Seniors to Kick Off Event!  SCAS would love to have transitioning and graduating high school seniors help us kick off the walk.  Emailchristie@scautism.org to participate!
·       Decorate Your Wheels!  Again this year, decorate your wagon, wheelchair or stroller to enter in our contest!
·       Scout Flag Ceremony!  Click here for information and to register now!
Strides for Autism 2016 is coming up fast!  Strides for Autism is the South Carolina Autism Society’s signature fund-raising and awareness walk. Sign up to Participate in an event, Create a Team, and ask your friends, family, and coworkers to Donate to your team!  Click here for a quick tutorial on the newregistration process!  Click here for a Sample Strides Team Fundraising letter.

Sign up today and start your team at 



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Heritage Park, Simpsonville
Honorary Chairs: 
City of Simpsonville Police City of Greenville Police
Emcee:  Jenna Kochenauer, WORD Radio


Saturday, April 30, 2016Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo
Honorary Chair:  TBA
Emcee:  TBA


• Fun-walk
• Family-fun activities
• Resource fair
Current Upstate Exhibitors Include:  BMW Manufacturing, Brain Balance, Carolina Center for Counseling & Behavioral Interventions, Carolina Family Services, Early Autism Project, Easter Seals, Greenville Health System, Palmetto Autism Interventions, Peace and Comfort Care, Pee Dee Kids, Shape of Behavior, Springbrook Behavioral Health
Current Midlands Exhibitors Include:  Autism Academy of South Carolina, Camp T.A.L.K., Caring, Inc., Carolina ABA Solutions, LLC, Davis Orthodontics, Early Autism Project, Easter Seals, Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Autism Interventions, Shape of Behavior, Springbrook Behavioral Health, TALK Services, Team Therapy


• 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.
• Raise funds for the South Carolina Autism Society.


Case Management
Our Case Managers 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.
We regularly provide training to families and professionals about various strategies and supports.  Your support will help us expand this training statewide!
We work with policy makers throughout the state to help improve the services available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
In addition to our Strides for Autism events, we regularly partner with other community organizations to provide respite and family activities statewide.


Corporate Sponsorships opportunities are available, as are spaces at the Resource Fair. For more information, visit:  https://scautism.org/sponsor/


If you are interested in participating in Strides Scouts Flag Ceremony, please register here.  Registration is necessary so that we can ensure enough patches are available to award to all the participating scouts.  We are also seeking adult scout leaders to lead the flag ceremony on the event day for both events.

Sign up today and start your team at 

Additional information for Strides for Autism, along with information about autism and SCAS is available online at http://scautism.org  or by calling the Columbia SCAS office at 1-800-438-4790.

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