SC Autism Society's Newsletter -- Temple Grandin is coming!
Do you believe in someone with autism? Then you believe in the South Carolina Autism Society and its mission. How can we meet such a big mission? With support from you and others like you. We can't improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders without ongoing support. Your support allows us to continue what we've begun, find new ways to help, better serve the families who speak for loved ones, and come closer to solving the many puzzles of ASD. If you believe in someone who has an autism spectrum disorder, then you believe in the Autism Society's mission.
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Volume 39, Issue 9
South Carolina Autism Society
The purpose of the South Carolina Autism Society is to enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reach their maximum potential.
Time is running out to register!!
Saturday, October 15
Resource Fair spaces available
Silent Auction & Bookstore will be open!
Click here to donate to the Silent Auction!
Don't miss the South Carolina Autism Society's Annual Conference, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin as Keynote Speaker!
Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston , Massachusetts . Temple ’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University .
Click here for even more information on Dr. Grandin.
HBO has recently premiered a movie about Temple ’s early life and career with the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards and Claire Danes won the Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie Golden Globe for her role as Temple Grandin .
Additional Speakers to include Medical Professionals from across South Carolina updating on the latest autism news, and Jodi Cholewickie discussing Best Practices.
Your registration includes Lunch, SCAS Annual Meeting, and Annual Awards Presentation.
Family Member/Full-Time Student/Ind w/ASD
3 or more Professionals of same group/each
Download our conference flyer by clicking here.
Click here for more information and to register online.
Register today for the 9th Annual Fun in the Fall Golf Tournament to benefit the South Carolina Autism Society!
Captain’s Choice Format
Cost: $125/player & $500/foursome
Click here to buy your tickets now!
Fee includes: greens fee, cart, practice balls, lunch, refreshments, gift bag and beverages.
9:00 a.m. Registration & Driving range
10:00 a.m. Tee Time (shotgun start)
1:30-2:30 Catered Lunch
2:30 p.m. Awards
The Members Club at Woodcreek
301 Club Ridge Road , Elgin , SC 29045
World renowned golf course designer Tom Fazio once said "A golf course should belong to nature instead of infringe upon it." Fazio has skillfully molded the unique Midlands environment and topography into a scenic, challenging course that reveals more of its subtleties each time you play. Winding through hardwoods, wetlands, hills and valleys, Woodcreek is a natural beauty. You will encounter dazzling displays of wildflowers, natural streams, lakes, and even a waterfall. Driving through the Pecan Grove between holes 16 and 17, you will experience the powerful and unmistakable presence of Nature itself. It is as if you have stepped back in time...or out of it...into a place of absolute stillness. The entire course has an ambience of serenity and tranquility that lets you concentrate on your game, enjoy the company of friends and experience the essence of the sport...the way it was meant to be played.
Closest to the Pin
Raffle Tickets $ 5.00
Mulligans $ 5.00 (mulligans are 2 per 9 and on honor system)
Eagle Package $25.00* (*3 raffle tickets, 4 mulligans, $10 savings)
What Can I Do?
Put a team together! Gather your friends and support the SC Autism Society.
Ask your friends or business associates to become a sponsor.
Sponsorships available! Click here for more information!
You can win an ATV at the Fun in the Fall Golf Tournament! Just $10 per entry! Enter as many times as you like! Drawing will be held at the Tournament. Click here to buy your tickets!
For more information, contact Susie Phillips at 803-447-6186.
Thank you to all our participants and supporters of our 2011 Strides for Autism events!
Our first two walks for 2012 are tentatively scheduled as follows:
April 14, 2012
May 19, 2012
In the meantime, we would like your feedback on Strides for Autism, and how we can improve events in the future. Please complete the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/79TL7WL.
Stay tuned in early 2012 for more information on Strides for Autism!
MUSC, GHS and USC have opportunities for participation in autism-related research. Please consider the following studies:
The MUSC, USC, and GHS are pleased to announce a new research project. This study will examine biomarkers meas-ured in blood and the effectiveness of two medications, Risperidone and Aripiprazole, for the treatment of irritabil-ity in autism.
Your child may be eligible to participate if:
- he/she has been diagnosed with autism.
- he/she is between the ages of 6 and 17.
- he/she has hyperactivity, irritability, or other behav-ior problems.
- he/she has not previously taken and is not currently taking either Aripiprazole or Respiridone.
Compensation is available to study participants.
For more information contact:
MUSC: Stacey Wilson (843) 792-0384
USC: Sarah Ravan (803) 434-4536
GHS: Betsy Holbrook (864) 464-5591
USC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab Study
Studies have shown that early identification is critical to early intervention and optimal development for children who are at risk for developmental delays. We are interested in learning about the early development of infants who may be at risk for developmental delays, as well as those who are typically developing.
We are currently recruiting families with infants under 24 months of age who:
have been diagnosed with the FMR1 premutation or full mutation of fragile X syndrome
have an older sibling diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
have been diagnosed with Williams syndrome
We are also interested in speaking with families who are expecting the birth of a child who may fit these criteria.
If you are interested in learning more about this study or similar studies at USC, pelase contact USCDevelopmentLab@... or 803-777-3024.
Visit our website at http://www.scautism.org for information on these and other upcoming events!
Coffee Talk parent support, 9 am, SCAS offices
SCAS Annual Conference
Dr. Temple Grandin, Keynote Speaker
Autism 101 Training at SCAS Columbia office
SCAS Annual Golf Tournament
The South Carolina Autism Society is a 503(c) organization. Our Tax Exempt Letter can be found by clicking here.
P.S. To futher support our mission, why not honor a loved one with a donation to the SC Autism Society? For more information, click here.
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