Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

In 2008, the South Carolina Autism Society and the LUCAS Network partnered to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families affected by autism who are going through financial difficulties. Thanks to the community’s donations, over 750 families in need have been served since 2008. Your donations supported 100 families in 2015 alone! The need continues to grow.

For 2016, we will again be collecting financial donations and distributing grocery store gift cards to recipients.  Your donations allow this beneficial program to continue!

We have 130 nominees this year!

To make an online donation, click here.  You can also send a check made out to the SC Autism Society, with “Turkey Drive” in the memo field.  Mail it to SCAS, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC  29169.

Your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you for supporting our families!

Nominations are now closed!


1 Reply to "Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive"

  • Ahmada
    October 10, 2015 (2:58 am)

    Sign Language is a true language that has its own synatx and stimulates the same of the parts of the brain that spoke language stimulates. In fact, people who learn it later in like do not catch all the nuances of a native signer and sign as if it were an accent. Oliver Sack’s thoroughly impressed me with research on sign language and how it affects the brain, written in a way that only Oliver Sacks can write.We started off with sign with Pamela, and that lead to spoken words so she dropped it. Later, we took sign language classes with homeschooling co-ops for fun. I saw an interesting pattern which told me clearly that her language issues were due to aphasia. Just as with spoken language, she struggled with the synatx and grammar of sign! Not only that, the nuances signers put into facial expressions, pace, etc. was lost on her. Now that we have worked really hard on both synatx and nonverbals, I wonder how she would do.