Local Resources

Local Resources

Autism Speaks Resource Guide for South Carolina
Excellent and thorough guide to services (in South Carolina) for individuals with autism of all ages.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Program offers assessment and 2-4-week trial periods of Augmentative Communication Devices (AAC) as a free service. They also have great resources on funding sources for assistive devices.
Project Lifesaver: Richland County
Electronic tracking anklets or bracelets for individuals who elope, wander, or are prone to getting lost as a result of their disability.  Here is the link for Aiken County’s program https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/project-lifesaver/
South Carolina Autism Society Advocates 
If you have ever been suprised by the content of an IEP or don’t really understand the process, call the SC Autism Society at 803-750-6988 and ask about getting a parent mentor to guide you through the process and advocate for you during the IEP.  It’s free.
Wings for Autism
Wings for Autism – South Carolina
Camps and Parks- Listing of camps that cater to individuals with developmental disabilities as well as parks and other community resources.
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
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