Primary Resources

Relevant Websites

Listed below are several websites that you may want to consider to gather information about addressing the needs of persons affected by an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders
http://centerforautism.com

National Autism Association
www.nationalautismassociation.org

Autism Research Institute
www.autism.com/ari

SCDDSN
www.ddsn.sc.gov/

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
http://ahany.org/

Wrightslaw
https://www.wrightslaw.com/

The IRIS Center
https://researchautism.org/

SC State of Education
https://ed.sc.gov/

U.S. Department of Education
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship

The National Center for State Courts, with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, have created Finding the Right Fit: Decision-Making Supports and Guardianship, a training designed to assist individuals in exploring ways to help someone who may need assistance in making decisions with informal supports, legal options, and/or adult guardianship.

Finding the Right Fit provides a broad overview of decision-making supports and guardianship that is not specific to state laws or rules. The goal of the training is to provide information and guidance on finding the right kind of supports for someone’s needs, including:

  • Supporting someone in making their own choices about health, money, and lifestyle.
  • Discovering ways to exercise independence.
  • Deciding whether to become a guardian or conservator, and how to support a person’s self-determination and decision-making as a guardian or conservator.

This training was produced by the National Center for State Courts with the assistance of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and supported by a contract awarded by Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Access the training here: https://trea.usc.edu/resource/finding-the-right-fit-decision-making-supports-and-guardianship-2/

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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.

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Sincerely,
Kim Thomas
President and CEO