Looking for some free special needs events and activities in the Upstate?
- Sensory Storytime at Hughes Main Library: Usually held once per month. Check your local library for more details.
- Easley Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer Center: ($30 registration fee, but classes are free for special needs).
- Hearts for the Arts at Clemson University-free and also welcome siblings!
- Special Olympics: held once a year in April at Clemson University for Pickens County Schools
- Special Olympics Greenville held at Furman University held in April through the school district.
- Family Connection of SC hosts several fun and free events throughout the year! Check out their events!
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.
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!