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948PRESS RELEASE: SC Autism Awareness License Plate Released

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  • Susan Leiby
    May 19, 2014

      May 19, 2014


      For immediate release.  For additional information please contact:

                      Kim Thomas, President & CEO, 803-750-6988 or kim@...


      South Carolina Autism Awareness Specialty License Plate
      Funds to support the South Carolina Autism Society


      We are excited to announce the launch of South Carolina’s “Autism Awareness” specialty license plate program. 



      The license plate fee is $30.00 every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. The plate is available to the general public and there are no special requirements for acquiring the plate. A portion of the fees collected will be used to support the mission of the South Carolina Autism Society.


      We wish to thank Mr. James Anderson of Spartanburg, Representative Donna Wood of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina General Assembly for their support in making the autism awareness plate a reality.


      Beginning the week of May 19th, you can visit the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles website at http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/PlateGallery.aspx?q=All to order your plate online.


      About the South Carolina Autism Society


      The South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) is the premiere advocating for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families, while also providing assistance and resources.  SCAS promotes, educates and raises awareness that one in every 68 births in the U.S. is a child with autism, and provides support for South Carolina-based research and development.  Most importantly, SCAS works to ensure that the estimated 70,000 individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in South Carolina have opportunities to achieve a quality of life comparable to their peers.


      Monies raised for South Carolina Autism Society stay in South Carolina and go towards family supports, education, advocacy, and South Carolina-based research.  


      Autism is a complex neurological disorder that interferes with the development of the brain in reasoning, social interaction and communication skills. Its prevalence rate now places it as one of the three most common developmental disabilities. Autism is three to five times more common in males and occurs in all social and ethnic groups. Family income, lifestyle and education do not affect the chance of occurrence.


      Yet the majority of the public, including some professionals in the medical, educational and vocational fields, are still unaware of how autism affects behavior. Progress is being made in developing more effective teaching methods and other interventions for individuals with autism.


      For more information on autism or the South Carolina Autism Society, please visit our website at www.scautism.org.





      Susan Leiby

      South Carolina Autism Society

      Communications & Events


      Upstate Office

      5 Century Drive, Suite 132

      Greenville, SC  29607

      Cell:  (864) 517-0501  

      Visit us online at http://www.scautism.org


      Join us at Strides for Autism!

      Midlands -- Saturday, May 3, 2014, Finlay Park, Columbia

      Visit https://scautism.org/strides/ for more information and registration!