Katie Wolfe, from the College of Education at USC, is looking for young children with autism spectrum disorders to participate in a research study
We are evaluating strategies to teach basic language skills to young children with autism. If your child participates, he/she will receive about 30 minutes of one-on-one, ABA-based instruction, 3-5 days per week, from a trained therapist.
*You will not have to travel; the therapist will come to your home or childcare setting to conduct the research sessions*
DURATION The study will last about 6-8 weeks.
• 2-8 years old
If you are interested in learning more, please contact:
Support the South Carolina Autism Society through
Thanksgiving is over… we braved the crowds on Black Friday… we supported our local communities on Small Business Saturday… and we searched for discounts on Cyber Monday.
The South Carolina Autism Society is busy supporting our families in many ways, including Service Coordination to ensure individuals get all the services for which they are entitled, Information & Referral for families with a new or existing diagnosis, and the Parent School Partnership supporting individuals in the school system. In addition, we just completed the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, partnering with the LUCAS Network to provide Thanksgiving assistance to 80 families. We continue to partner with several groups in the next few weeks to provide fun, autism-friendly events for our families. (See below for details!) We have a full slate of both new and returning events being planned for the New Year.
So on this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to the South Carolina Autism Society, and help us continue to support our Mission of ensuring that all individuals with autism spectrum disorders meet their maximum potential. Click here to donate now, or mail your check to 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169.
Wednesday, December 4 – Coffee Talk Parent Support @ Upstate SCAS Office.
Wednesday, December 4 – Digital Books training in Columbia. Click here for more information.
Saturday, December 7 – SCAS Upstate Holiday Party, presented by the AT&T Pioneers. Click here for more information.
Saturday, December 7 – SCAS Float in the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade.
Sunday, December 8 – YMCA Spectrum Holiday Party, presented by the YMCA of Greenville. Click here to register.
Wednesday, December 11 – Visual Supports training in Rock Hill. Click here for more information.
Saturday, December 21 – Pre-Holiday Respite Event, with the Junior League of Columbia. Click here for more information.
The South Carolina Autism Society
is partnering with
Junior League of Columbia
to host a Pre-Holiday Respite Event!
Our goal is to give caregivers an opportunity to do last minute Holiday preparations while creating a memorable and fun event for our friends on the spectrum!
-Siblings are invited as well-
Saturday, December 21st, 2-5pm
All Star Gymnastics, 4046 Fernandina Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212
All Star Gymnastics is an indoor facility that offers a safe, fun and physically interactive environment. Food will be provided to include gluten free options.
Space is limited!! Register by calling or emailing Sarah at 803-750-6988 ext. 120 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are pleased to let you all know that the Parent School Partnership will be back up and running beginning November 26th. I want to thank all of our families for being patient while SCAS worked with the South Carolina Department of Education on a resolution. The parent mentors are excited about coming back to work! I can't wait to have our team back together helping families and children across the Palmetto state.
If you have questions or need further information don't hesitate to contact Kim Thomas at 803-750-6988 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Interim President and CEO
South Carolina Autism Society
South Carolina Holiday Assistance Programs
This list will be updated as we receive additional resources for holiday assistance for families. These resources are for your information only. You must contact them directly to see if they can serve your family. If you would like to add a resource to the list, please email email@example.com.
You may also want to contact your child's school, or the local Department of Social Services. Some schools and local jurisdictions offer holiday assistance programs.
Redemption World Outreach Center -- Upstate
Redemption World Outreach Center’s holiday assistance request is underway, through next week.
From the Web site:
“Application intake will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, November 4th - 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Rushawnda at 864-770-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that families will need birth certificates, SS cards, photo ID, and proof of income and expenses for all family members. Holiday Hope Center is in the Teen/Youth Center, off Haywood Road, behind the shopping center that has Chick-fil-A in it. (Teen Center is the old $1 movies theatre, for anyone who remembers it.)
Applications will be accepted:
Thursday, Nov. 7: 1-4 pm
Monday, Nov. 11: 10am-3pm
Tuesday, Nov. 12: 2-6pm
Thursday, Nov. 14: 1-4pm
Families Helping Families -- Midlands & Lowcountry
In 2012 Families Helping Families (FHF) in the Midlands and the Lowcountry provided assistance to more than 3,000 families in need of food, clothing, and Christmas gifts. The estimated value of this assistance was nearly $1.5 million.
Visit http://palmettoproject.org/families-helping-families/ for more information.
Anderson Interfaith Ministries -- Upstate
During the Christmas season, we identify current clients with additional needs, and match themchristmas 2 with churches, Sunday school classes, businesses, or volunteer families to ensure that those in need feel the spirit of Christmas and the support of the community. We coordinate with the Salvation Army and the Dept. of Social Services to prevent duplication of services. We also coordinate with the sponsor families and the clients for pickup and delivery.
Visit http://www.aimcharity.org/programs/christmas_program/ for more information.
Toys for Tots -- Statewide
This campaign is supported, in large part, by individual toy donations, volunteer toy collectors, and nonprofit toy distributors. You may request toys for your children, or children of another family, by contacting the distributor nearest you.
Visit http://www.toysfortots.org/ for more information.
Country Santa -- Upstate
The Country Santa organization collects toys for needy children across the upstate of South Carolina. Since 1978, Mr. Buddy Cox of Pumpkintown has helped needy children in the foothills of South Carolina at Christmas. He is affectionately known as the "COUNTRY SANTA".
Visit http://www.countrysanta.org/ for more information.
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Update as of 11/6/2013:
YOU DID IT! The $1500 goal has been reached! All nominated families will receive the $20 gift card!
The final number of Autism and Special Needs Families needing help this Thanksgiving is exactly 75. This includes a handful of families from other areas of SC outside of the Upstate including Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Charleston and Beaufort areas.
What some 2013 Recipients are saying….
Amount needed to provide a $20 gift card to each Family: $1500
Amount donated : $ 1165
Amount Still Needed: $335
YES WE CAN! 100% of donations will go to help autism families in need this Thanksgiving! Please make your donations today. Details on how to donate are below.
To make a donation now
• Online: click here, or visit the SC Autism Society’s website at http://www.scautism.org/, and click on the Donate button. In the Comment section, just write TURKEY and the donation will go directly towards the Turkey Drive.
Corporate Sponsorships are welcome. If you have any questions or would like to be named as a sponsor, please email Derrick Howle at email@example.com or by phone at 864-292-6116 .
Thank you for supporting our families!
Duquesne University Research: Outcomes research in young children with autistic disorder. Participate online at http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6h4dzqU0Khi6T3L
Click here to view the latest SCAS update from WYFF News 4 Investigates. For any questions, please contact Interim Director, Kim Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barclay School is Ahead of the Curve!
On 1 January 2014, special needs students who qualify will be able to apply for scholarship funds to attend certain pre-approved, private, special needs schools in South Carolina. The Barclay School, Columbia has been pre-approved! Apply to the Barclay School now and let us help your child begin a new year with new hope. Contact Dr. Gillian: 803 629 6318. www.thebarclayschool.org.
USC SC Autonomous Robots & Research Lab together
with the USC Speech and Hearing Center and
The USC School of Medicine
are looking for
CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
and a speech delay
to complete 2 questionnaires
We are currently conducting a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of speech therapy
for improving communication and social skills in young children with autism
The duration of the study will be approximately 6 weeks.
We are looking for kids :
- Between 3 & 6 years old
- Diagnosed with autism
- Speech/communication difficulties
for completion of 2 questionnaires
For more information, call: