The YMCA of Greenville offers monthly social/recreational programs for families affected by autism. Activities range from swimming, open gym, arts/crafts, and community building at the Adams Mill Program Center, to activities at the nearby Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. In addition, we have various special events throughout the year, like a Holiday Party and a Valentine “Ball”. It is a great opportunity for kids to meet others like themselves, and for parents to make those connections that can help along the journey. Visit https://www.facebook.com/YMCASpectrumSundays/ for dates and sign-ups.
Parent Mentor information for supporting Autism Families. You can call and request a support parent, who will be another parent of a child with autism. They will be there to listen, offer advice, and help along the journey. Family Connection also offers a monthly support groups, including those specifically for Autism. Visit http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/ for more information.
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!