Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

In 2008, the South Carolina Autism Society and the LUCAS Network first partnered to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families affected by autism who are going through financial difficulties. Thanks to the community’s donations, almost 900 families in need have been served since 2008. Your donations supported 130 families in 2016 alone! The need continues to grow. For 2017, we will again be collecting financial donations and distributing grocery store gift cards to recipients.  Your donations allow this beneficial program to continue! To make an online donation, ...

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Holiday Assistance

Below is a list of Holiday Assistance programs we have found.  We will continue to update the list as we learn of more. Region Description Anderson The Salvation Army will be taking Christmas Applications at our 112 Tolly Street office location October 14 through October 17. Applications will be taken from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Applicants with children between the ages of birth to 12 years will need to bring the following documentation with them: Picture ID for the person making the application, Birth Certificates for all children, Proof of income for the ...

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World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day

South Carolina Autism Society to Recognize April 2nd as World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day West Columbia, SC – April 1, 2015 -- April 2nd is World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the current autism prevalence rate is 1 in 68.  Boys continue to be affected by autism at much greater rates than girls.  For boys, an estimated 1 in 42 has an autism spectrum disorder, ...

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SC Autism Society Provides Autism Awareness for First Responders Training Statewide

West Columbia, SC- March 24, 2015– The SC Autism Society is honored to announce that Autism Society Task Force members, Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe and Captain William Cannata, Jr, are coming to South Carolina in May to present training sessions in three locations around the state: Greenville, Charleston and Columbia.  They are providing ‘Autism Awareness for First Responders’ in collaboration with the SC Fire Academy, Mt. Pleasant PD, Greenville PD, and CICP Carolinas Institute.  Law Enforcement Officers will receive 3.75 hours of CLEE credit and the SC Fire Academy ...

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