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It’s time!  Upstate Strides for Autism is just 8 days away, to be followed by Midlands Strides for Autism 2 weeks later!  This newsletter contains all the information you need to get involved!

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 new registration process!  Click here for a Sample Strides Team Fundraising letter.

Monies raised for South Carolina Autism Society stay in South Carolina and go towards individual and family supports, education, advocacy, and training. According to the South Carolina Secretary of State, the South Carolina Autism Society devoted nearly 90% of its total expenses to program services.

Sign up today and start your team at http://www.scautism.org/strides/

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WHEN AND WHERE!

Upstate

Saturday, April 16, 2016
8 am registration
9 am event kickoff
Heritage Park, Simpsonville

Honorary Chairs: City of Simpsonville Police & City of Greenville Police
Emcee:  Jenna Kochenauer, Word Radio

 Click here for Registration

Midlands

Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:30 am registration
9 am event kickoff
Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo

 Honorary Chair:  TBA
Emcee:  TBA

Click here for Registration

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WHAT TO EXPECT!

• Fun-walk -- walk what you can!

• Family-fun activities

• Upstate Resource Fair:  Current Exhibitors Include:  BMW Manufacturing, Brain Balance, Carolina Center for Counseling & Behavioral Interventions, Carolina Family Services, Charles Lea Center, Early Autism Project, Easter Seals, Greenville Health System, Palmetto Autism Interventions, Peace and Comfort Care, Pee Dee Kids, Springbrook Behavioral Health, The Shape of Behavior, THYME & Play Cafe

• Midlands Resource Fair:  Current 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, Prudential Financial, SC State Credit Union, Springbrook Behavioral Health, TALK Services, Team Therapy, The Shape of Behavior

OUR GOALS ARE SIMPLE.

• 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.

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FUNDS RAISED GO TOWARDS SEVERAL SERVICES.

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.

Training 
We regularly provide training to families and professionals about various strategies and supports.  Your support will help us expand this training statewide!

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.

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SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

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

Become a Sponsor        Become an Exhibitor        Volunteer

SCOUT FLAG CEREMONY 

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 
http://www.scautism.org/strides/

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!