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958Remembering Dawn Thomas, SCAS Parent Mentor

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  • Susan Leiby
    Jun 16, 2014
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      The South Carolina Autism Society regrets to inform you of the passing of Dawn Thomas, one of our Parent Mentors in the Parent School Partner program.  Dawn died as a result of injuries received in an accident.


      Dawn started working for SCAS in 2004, advocating for a free and appropriate public education for children with autism in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties.  Many students’ educational careers were positively impacted by her efforts.  She will be deeply missed and forever remembered for her contagious laugh and love for helping other parents with school related issues.


      Dawn leaves behind two sons, as well as her extended family.  Please pray for Dawn’s family as they deal with this sudden tragedy.


      Autism families needing IEP assistance in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda counties may contact AJ Dearybury at aj@....


      Obituary for Dawn Kurtz Thomas


      The Visitation for Ms. Dawn Kurtz Thomas, 44, of Warrenville, SC, who entered into rest June 13, 2014, will be conducted at Posey Funeral Directors Wednesday evening from 5 until 7.


      Ms. Thomas was a native of Oscoda, Michigan, having made Aiken County her home for the past 18 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and Chi Sigma Iota. Ms. Thomas was a graduate of the University of Phoenix and pursing a Masters Degree from Georgia Regents University. She was employed by the South Carolina Autism Society.


      Survivors include two sons, Collan Thomas and Scott Thomas both of Warrenville; parents, Gerald and Geraldine Kurtz, Thomasville, Georgia; three brothers, Donald Kurtz, Thomasville, Georgia, James (Stephanie) Kurtz, Las Vegas, Nevada and Michael Kurtz, Jackson, Michigan.


      In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169.


      Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseycares.com


      Susan Leiby

      South Carolina Autism Society

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