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South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS)

The South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) was founded in 1972 and is a statewide 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization that provides case management; educational mentoring and planning; information, referral and resources; outreach; and training for persons with Autism and professionals who serve them.

SCAS is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors that covers all regions of the state. SCAS is excited to announce that it will be adding members to its board in 2022. We are looking for community leaders, business leaders and those that have an affiliation with the Autism community. Please note that this is a volunteer position. If you are interested in joining a dynamic organization or would like more information, please contact Shawn Keith (803) 403-1922. You can also send a letter of interest with a short bio to

SCAS also strongly advocates with state and federal governments to pass legislation to provide the services necessary for Autistic individuals to live fully. Our mission is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

2022 Board of Directors

Melanie Wiley

Siddhartha Chowdri

Vida Mingo




Nina Saini

Teresa Lawrence

LaTanya Goodson

Becky Hughes

Karen Tucker

Lora Dyal

Cynthia Giles

Angela Jenkins

Monica Johnson

Courtney Eidson

Joyce Nielsen

Denise Long

Katie Engen


Dates for 2022 are as follows:

  • January 22nd
  • April 23rd
  • July 30th
  • October 22nd
  • December 10th – Annual Meeting

Meetings are held quarterly, beginning at 10:00 am at the SC Autism Society, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please call SCAS 803-750-6988 or email to be put on the agenda.

Support The SCAS

The South Carolina Autism Society offers opportunities for persons that would be interested in donating their time to help connect everyone in the Autism community to the resources needed to live fully.  The volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to awareness, fundraising, conferences, mentoring, office, outreach and training.

Please contact our office if you would be interested in becoming a volunteer.  Our office number is (803) 750-6988.  Someone may conduct an intake screening to find out what areas in which you would like to help.

Building Connections


We are actively building connections with businesses, schools, government and churches to provide resources to families in need across South Carolina. If you need help in your home or would like to help, please contact us! We cannot wait to hear from you!