In This Issue...

Disability Advocacy Day
Strides for Autism
Dates & Locations
Corporate Sponsorships
Tax Exempt Status
Spectrum Scouts
Upcoming Events
Become a Member


Do you believe in someone with autism? Then you believe in the South Carolina Autism Society and its mission. How can we meet such a big mission? With support from you and others like you. We can't improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders without ongoing support. Your support allows us to continue what we've begun, find new ways to help, better serve the families who speak for loved ones, and come closer to solving the many puzzles of ASD. If you believe in someone who has an autism spectrum disorder, then you believe in the Autism Society's mission.

Main Office

 806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC
803-750-6988 Office
803-750-8121 Fax



 Satellite Offices


4 Carriage Lane
Suite 302
Charleston, SC  29407
843-870-1650 Office/Fax


PO Box 30425
3242 Holmestown Road
Unit B
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-650-0129 Office/Fax


5 Century Drive
Century at Keith
Greenville, SC 29607-1578
864-241-8669 Office
864-241-8667   Fax


 Please support your local United Way.   
Allocations & designations are an important part of the SCAS budget.  Thank you for giving. 

UPDATE February 22, 2011
Volume 39, Issue 2 
South Carolina Autism Society 
The purpose of the South Carolina Autism Society is to enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reach their maximum potential. 

Disability Advocacy Day

 Join us at the 22nd Annual Disability Advocacy Day
at the State House
starting in the Blatt Building

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

YOU can help the Governor and members of the SC General Assembly understand the unique needs of citizens with severe, lifelong disabilities in South Carolina.

Our goal in 2011 is to preserve and maintain esstential services provided by DDSN to individuals with disabilities and their families.

We want every State Senator and State Representative receive a visit from a constituent and to have an overflowing crowd in the State House upper Lobby, making sure that our presence and concerns are known and heard!

Click here for complete information!


Strides for Autism

It's time to start planning for Strides for Autism!  Strides is the premier fundraising event to support the mission of the South Carolina Autism Society.  These events include a fun-walk, resource fair, and family-fun activities. 

Our secure online registration system is up and waiting for you to set up your team and find supporters!

Visit us online at


Dates & Locations

Strides for Autism events will be held as follows:

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Heritage Park, Simpsonville
Honorary Chair:  Amy Parham of NBC's The Biggest Loser
...and parent of a child with autism

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Finlay Park, Columbia
Honorary Chair:  The Honorable Steve Benjamin
Mayor of Columbia

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt. Pleasant

Grand Strand
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Grand Park @ Market Common, Myrtle Beach

 Come out and join us as we take Strides for Autism!

Corporate Sponsorships

We have a variety of sponsorship levels for our Strides for Autism events, and we encourage companies and organizations to become involved.

For an explanation of the different sponsorship levels, please view our Strides Sponsor Levels document. One you have determined your desired sponsorship level, please complete and return the Sponsor Registration Form.

NEW!  Purchase your sponsorship online! Click here for more information. 


Each Strides for Autism event includes a Resource Fair. All copmanies and organizations providing services or products that may be of interested in those in the autism community are welcome to participate. Please complete and return the Strides Exhibit Space Form to participate.

NEW!  Sign up as an Exhibitor online! Click here for more information.


Tax Exempt Status

The South Carolina Autism Society is a 503(c) organization. Our Tax Exempt Letter can be found by clicking here.

Spectrum Scouts

In 2010, two of our Strides for Autism events were kicked off with a flag ceremony.  These ceremonies were conducted by Scouts, both male and female, who have been affected by autism.  Some were scouts with autism, while others were their typically-developing peers who came out in support.

We hope to have enough Scouts to hold Spectrum Scouts flag ceremonies at all four walks in 2011.

  • We welcome all Scouts, male or female, currently active or inactive, ASD or their typically-developing peers who wish to come out in support.
  • Uniforms are encouraged, but not required.
  • Participants will report to the event site by 8:15 am for a brief practice.

We are also seeking adult scout leaders to facilitate and lead the flag ceremony on the event day.

If you are interested in participating in Spectrum Scouts at a Strides for Autism event, please click here to complete the registration form.


Upstate Spectrum Scouts 2010
photo by Bill Neary

Upcoming Events

Visit our website at for information on these and other upcoming events!

 February 25 Snip-Its Grand Opening to Benefit SCAS 
 March 2 Disability Advocacy Day 
 March 10 Playing 5th Base Parent Education Series (Upstate)
 March 15 SC Assistive Technology Expo
 March 16 Winston's Wish Foundation presents Dr. Timothy Vollmer
 March 26  Bordertown BBQ Cookoff 
 April 2 Autism Ride for Awareness Poker Run 
 April 9 Upstate Strides for Autism 
 April 30 Rolling for Autism Awareness 
 May 7 Aerospace Professionals Golf Tournament 
 May 21 Midlands Strides for Autism 
 September 10 Lowcountry Strides for Autism 
 October 8 Grand Strand Strides for Autism    
 October 15 SCAS Annual Conference -- Dr. Temple Grandin, Keynote Speaker

SC Autism Society Memberships
  Click here to find out how you can become a member of the South Carolina Autism Society!


P.S.    To futher support our mission, why not honor a loved one with a donation to the SC Autism Society?  For more information, click here.

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