Puberty & Sexuality Workshops

The South Carolina Autism Society developed a new 2 hour training called “The Birds, the Bees, ASDs, and Everything In-between” To navigate puberty we are asked to quickly develop new social skills and implement them correctly. Parents will leave this training with the knowledge to start taking on all the various challenges that come along with puberty and transitioning into adulthood. We cover basic topics such as bodily changes, privacy, and personal hygiene. We will discuss more in depth topics such as consent, safe sex, sexuality and gender identity, intimacy, and ...

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Join us at Lexington Uno’s!

Join us at Uno's Chicago Grill for a fundraiser to support the South Carolina Autism Society!

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2017 South Carolina Safe Schools Summit

Presented by the State Coalition for Youth Empowerment & Access February 10, Edventure Children's Museum The Summit is an opportunity for South Carolinians committed to creating safer living and learning environments for youth to learn more about the problems and challenges youth face in schools and beyond, including bullying, dating violence, discrimination, etc., and be empowered to affect change. The Summit will bring together youth, in addition to school officials, teachers, students, counselors, community advocates, and other practitioners working with student ...

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Paula’s Place Learning Lab Open House

The South Carolina Autism Society is holding an Open House at our West Columbia office for our new Paula’s Place on August 4th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Caregivers, self-advocates, educators, autism professionals, and other interested members of the community are invited to attend. Paula’s Place is a software and enrichment lab, which can assist anyone on the autism spectrum with the various software and resources we have available.  Educators, therapists, and caregivers can come in and get training on software that can assist their students/children in all areas ...

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Autism 101 & Volunteer Orientation

Join us for Autism 101 and Volunteer Orientation at the West Columbia SCAS office on August 6th from 6 - 8:30 pm.  Autism 101 focuses on the basics of autism and the etiology. We discuss autism and the factors that contribute to being diagnosed and then we talk about how visual and communication supports can help all students to alieve anxiety, reduce frustration, and also help them to become organized in everything they do. Volunteer Orientation will take place right after the Autism 101 workshop for our friends who would like to help us with respite events, fundrai...

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SCAS Hosts Strides for Autism in the Midlands

Irmo, SC- March 31, 2015–The South Carolina Autism Society announces its annual signature fundraising and awareness walk, Strides for Autism 2015. The event will take place Saturday, May 2, at Saluda Shoals Park in Irmo, SC. Onsite Registration begins at 8:00 am, with the Event Kickoff at 9:00 am.  Strides for Autism includes a fun walk, resource fair, and family fun activities. Proceeds will stay in South Carolina and go toward family support, education, advocacy, and South Carolina-based research. For more information, please call 803-750-6988 or visit www.scautism....

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South Carolina Autism Society, Bojangles, Lexington Police Partner for Autism Fundraiser

West Columbia, SC- March 24, 2015– From March 30 - Apr. 5, Bojangles stores in the Midlands will be donating 50 cents from every two-pack of Bo Berry Biscuits to the South Carolina Autism Society!  Check with your local store to see if they are participating.  Lexington Police officers will be icing the Bo Berry Biscuits at Bojangles in Lexington on Hwy 378 on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, at 7:00 am and 11:00 am. About the South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) The South Carolina Autism Society is the only state-wide organization advocating for children and ...

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