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Autism Society South Carolina (SCAS)

The Autism Society South Carolina (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 James Mack (803) 403-1922. You can also send a letter of interest with a short bio to

The Autism Society South Carolina 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.

2024 Board of Directors

Dr. Vida Mingo

James Mack

Karen Tucker

Becky Hughes

LaTanya Goodson

Joyce Nielsen

Lora Dyal

Melanie Gail



Angela Jenkins

Dr. Ezaz Ahmed

Randy Dyal

Katie Engen

Denise Long


Dates for 2024 are as follows:

  • January 27th
  • April 27th
  • July 27th
  • November 2nd

Meetings are held quarterly, beginning at 10:00 am at, 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

SCAS 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.