Helpful Links
Here are some links that you might find interesting:


Autism Related:

Autism NOW is a great site full of related to autism.  Feel free to check it out at:

http://autismnow.org

Autism Learn is a fabulous site all about tricks and tips for educating students with autism.  

http://www.autismlearn101.com



Support Groups and Statewide Resources:

This site contains resources for several different types of disabilities that are local, across the state, and throughout the country.  You will find support groups, special camps, advocacy agencies, and more.

http://snap4kids.org/id169.html

Sometimes as a parent of a child with special needs, you need to speak and meet with other parents who understand your unique situation, needs, and desires.  Support groups are out there.  Here is a link to local and statewide groups geared towards autism. 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide/by-state/91/Support%20Groups/sc



After High School:

The LIFE Program is a 2-year program that incorporates functional academics, independent living, employment, social/leisure skills, and health/wellness skills in a public university setting with the goal of producing self-sufficient young adults.  It is available at several colleges and universities in South Carolina.  Here are the links to the LIFE Programs at USC, Clemson and Costal Carolina.

USC:  

https://www.sa.sc.edu/carolinalife/

Clemson:

http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/education/centers/culife/

Coastal Carolina:

http://www.coastal.edu/education/LIFE/



If the LIFE program is not an option you are interested in for your student, there are local facilities and agencies that also offer day activities for your child once they graduate from high school.

New Generations is a local option for after high school care located in Florence.
 

http://www.newgenerationshc.com

Bridging the Gap Enterprises is a local option for after high school care located in Darlington. 

http://www.dcdsnb.org/facilities.html