2016 Annual Conference

It has come to our attention that the South Carolina Autism Society’s Annual Conference is scheduled on the same date as the Special Olympics Area 7 and Area 9 Spring Games.

Because of this conflict and its effect on registration, we have made the decision to postpone our Conference to this Fall.  We believe it is important to ensure that educators and families have the opportunity to support their athletes, and also attend an important conference to educate themselves on how they can better support their students and loved ones.

We have rescheduled our conference for Friday, October 7, 2016.  The time and location will remain the same.  Refunds will be available to all attendees and exhibitors for whom the new date is not convenient.  Please email scas@scautism.org if you should need to cancel.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to offer you the most informative Annual Conference possible.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 803-750-6988 or scas@scautism.org


Don’t miss the South Carolina Autism Society’s Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (TBA), Breakout Sessions, Bookstore, and more!

Date:  Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:   $75 per person, includes lunch
Location: Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC  29209

Click here to Register Now!

Resource Fair Limited Scholarships Annual Awards

Breakout Sessions (invited):

  1. Jon Bos — Neuroanatomic Findings in Autism: An Introduction to Cerebro-Cerebellar Circuits
  2. Toni Boucher — Invisible Autism:  How Women and Girls on the Spectrum are Unique & What You Can do to Help them Reach their Full Potential.
  3. Valeska Gioia — Transition Planning
  4. Sara Matherly — Challenges and Benefits to Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  5. Tom Mayne — SSI and SSDI, What are the Differences?
  6. Allison Petralia — Hope is Alive for Adults with Autism:  Using ABA Techniques to Promote Meaningful Lives for Adults on the Spectrum
  7. Allison Randel — Increasing Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Autism and other Developmental Disorders
  8. Tyneise Seaborough — Help for the Sensory Driven Child

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Limited Scholarships are available for parents/guardians, self-advocates, and full-time students.  Click here to apply.

Annual Awards will be presented at the Conference.  Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition?  Click here to nominate them now.

Resource Fair. Spaces are available in our Resource Fair for businesses, organizations, and state agencies. Click here for more information.

For additional questions, please contact the South Carolina Autism Society at 803-750-6988 or email scas@scautism.org.

The South Carolina Autism Society 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 68 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 70,000+ individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in South Carolina have opportunities to achieve a quality of life comparable to their peers.