2013 Strides for Autism
Strides for Autism is SCAS’s signature fund-raising and awareness walk. They include a fun-walk, resource fair, and family-fun activities. The goals of our Strides for Autism events are:
1) To raise the awareness of autism spectrum disorders. With the occurrence rate of autism at 1 in 88 everyone is or will soon be affected in one way or another by autism. It may be a family member or it may be coworker’s child or a friend’s child. So the better understanding our society has, the better the quality of life for those on the spectrum will be.
2) To raise funds for the South Carolina Autism Society. This fundraiser is to help ensure SCAS can meet the needs of families through information and referral, trainings and workshops and advocacy.
SCAS is the only statewide agency 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 88 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 50,000+ individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in South Carolina have opportunities to achieve a quality of life comparable to their peers.
Participants in the event can register as an individual, family, or team. Contact your family and friends and ask them to sponsor you! There is no minimum donation, but individual registrations of at least $25 will receive an event t-shirt, and family registrations of at least $50 will receive 4 event t-shirts. T-shirts are distributed at Strides events only. (Previous participants will need to create new accounts and teams each year.)
Monies raised for South Carolina Autism Society stay in South Carolina and go towards family supports, education, advocacy, and South Carolina-based research.
Corporate Sponsorships opportunities are available, as are spaces at the Resource Fair. For more information, visit https://scautism.org/strides/sponsorships/.
Registration and other information for Strides for Autism, along with information about autism and SCAS, is available at the event Web site, www.scautism.org/strides/, or by calling the Columbia SCAS office at 1-800-438-4790.
South Carolina Autism Society
Special Events Coordinator, Strides for Autism
Project Coordinator, All Are Welcome Grant