Autism in the Carolinas



Autism affects 1 in 42 males(2008 CDC Report)…..and one of those statistics happens to be my sweet son, Brock. If you live in South Carolina a good starting place would be to visit the SC Autism Society. There you will find useful information for you and your family….


I also highly recommend Family Connection of South Carolina. They are very supportive and informative. Let’s face it, support is vital especially when you have a child on the spectrum. I have turned to parents who have been there and sometimes their suggestions bring enlightenment to you and your child!  Family Connection is also amazing planning fun events for our families.


Next month, we will visit the fire station for a super fun day at the fire house, lunch, and playing in the water, too!!  Family Connection provides us with community event information, discounts, etc. In addition to support, they are wonderful passing along great opportunities for our families.

Pro-Parents is an AMAZING parents helping parents organization in South Carolina. Susan Bruce is one of the most helpful mom’s I know…She has helped me several times with questions. She really knows the law!!!

“Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization which provides information and training about education to families of children with all types of disabilities.

PRO-Parents believes parents can be the best advocates for their children.

Experienced advisors assist parents to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities through telephone counseling, workshops and written material.

With confidence and knowledge, parents can then participate as equal partners with professionals on behalf of their children.”

palmettopuzzle40yrs“The purpose of the South Carolina Autism Society is to enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reach their maximum potential.”  The SC Autism society has been around since 1972, helping families and offering support.

I post special needs events in the Carolinas as often as I can…Please email me if you would like your event added. Many programs, events, etc. are FREE or little cost to the families.

We have also discovered that events such as Lowes Build and Grow and Home Depot Kid’s Clinc (both FREE workshops) are very therapeutic for my son. I highly encourage you to give these workshops a try!

I have written many very personal articles about neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, as well as autism and if you would like to read them, please see my links below….

 dogs for autism

Dogs for Autism is a local non profit organization in Greenville, SC

Strides for Autism:  Our signature awareness and fundraising events.  In 2014 to be held in the Upstate on April 5th and in the Midlands on May 3rd.

Activities & Registration for Sports in the Upstate for Hearts for the ArtsSpecial Needs Children:

Special Needs Events in the UpstatePieces of the Puzzle Autism Class at the South Carolina Children's Theatre

iCanBike Special Needs Events in the Upstate

Offered by Eastside YMCA in Taylors, SC

Camp Cameron

Top Soccer in TaylorsTop Soccer in Taylors….

Pickens County / Easley
Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm


Special Olympics Clemson Club Unified Basketball Team and Cheer Squad

Autism Awareness Events:

iCanBike Special Needs Events in the Upstate



Saturday – April 5, 2014 – 8:00 am
Heritage Park

Pieces of the Puzzle
Acting class for children on the Spectrum at the SC Children’s Theatre

Clemson Top Soccer (Fall)

Caring Santa at Haywood Mall:

Caring Santa at Haywood Mall in Greenville, SC

Caring Bunny at Haywood Mall:

easter bunny mall

Social Stories:


Autism Awareness & Acceptance Posts:





Hearts for the Arts in Clemson, SC


Equine Therapy at Oxford Farm in Anderson, SC
Mane Solutions therapeutic program for children

National Autism Programs:

Firefighters vs Autsim

Amazing organization helping train first responders on special needs…helping families affected by Autism, providing resources and information to ASD.

Firefighters vs. Autism was organized exclusively to educate the community about the dangers of wandering and drowning that are prevalent among those within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They are firefighters, family members and friends who are primarily engaged in educating first responders, the community, as well as the parents of children with Autism, for the purpose of preventing wandering and drowning among individuals with ASD.(Includes safety information from other sources)

Autism Gift Suggestions: 







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