Social Security

Parents/Guardians should consider applying for SSI for the adults with disabilities. As an adult, the SSI income requirements are based on the individual with a disability and their resources not the family’s. Parents are recommended to charge your adult child rent so that your child will receive the maximum amount. Parents may be recognized as the Representative Payee for their adult child with a disability. This requires you to make yearly reports as to how the SSI money was spent.

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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! 

Covid-19 Update!

Dear South Carolina Autism Society Community, it is with an abundance of caution for our staff, their families and the community that we will be closing our Columbia and Greenville physical office locations temporarily. We can still be reached through email, phone and Facebook to answer questions and support you. Our Case Managers will continue to check-in on their caseloads via phone until further guidance is provided.

Stay well!


Kim Thomas
President and CEO