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


Keynote Speaker — Peter Gerhardt, E.D.,  Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of many articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASDs and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Gerhardt is the founding chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and currently sits on numerous professional advisory boards including Behavior Analysis in Practice, the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Autism Society of America.  He received his doctorate from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Education.


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

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 FairSpaces 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.

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