The South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) offers a monthly parent support groups.
- In the Upstate, Coffee Talk meets the first Wednesday morning of each month from 9 – 11 am at our office in Greenville. The address is 211 Century Drive, Suite 203-A, Greenville 29607. We are near I-385 and Pleasantburg Dr.
- In the Midlands, our ASD Parent Support Group meets the first Thursday morning of each month from 10 am – 12 noon at our office in West Columbia. The address is 806 12th Street, West COlumbia, SC 29169.
The YMCA of Greenville, in partnership with the SC Autism Society, offers monthly social/recreational programs for families affected by autism. Activities range from swimming, open gym, arts/crafts, and community building at the Adams Mill Program Center, to activities at the nearby Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. In addition, we have various special events throughout the year, like a Holiday Party and a Valentine “Ball”. It is a great opportunity for kids to meet others like themselves, and for parents to make those connections that can help along the journey. Visit the SCAS website at http://scautism.org and check the Calendar for dates and sign-ups.
Family Connection of South Carolina offers parent-to-parent support. You can call and request a support parent, who will be another parent of a child with autism. They will be there to listen, offer advice, and help along the journey. Family Connection also offers a monthly support groups, including those specifically for Autism. Visit http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/ for more information.