Free Programs for Special Needs Children in the Upstate


Looking for some free special needs events and activities in the Upstate?

Nearly free activities:

Spectrum Sunday’s at the YMCA in Simpsonville: SC Autism Society: usually a small family fee of less than $10 total, and you enjoy crafts, indoor swimming, and a light snack.

Buddy Basketball at Pickens County YMCA: $10 for the entire program.

TopSoccer Clemson at Nettles Park on Wednesday’s in the Fall. -$25 for the season.

Find more Special Needs After School and Extra Curricular Activities here.

Special needs tips for college game day

I’ve also put together a  helpful tips page for attending sporting events with your special needs child. If you are like me and have a neurotypical child, too, then you have to plan for sporting events with your special needs child. My son gets overwhelmed sometimes in crowds, and we have learned how better to deal with his sensory issues, without compromising watching little brother’s game, too!


About Karen @The Mommy Times

Mom of 2 boys in South Carolina, autism advocate and product review blogger. I love to share about events for families in the Carolinas and special needs programs.

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