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Midlands Strides! Bring your CHANGE for Upstate vs Midlands Challenge!

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  • Susan Leiby
    Midlands Strides for Autism is This Saturday! Register now at https://scautism.org/strides for quicker check-in at the event!
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2014
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      Midlands Strides for Autism is This Saturday!
      Register now at https://scautism.org/strides for quicker check-in at the event!


      Online registration will allow you to check-in quicker at the event!
      Ask your family & Friends to support your Strides for Autism Team!


      Click here for details on entertainment, exhibitors, activities, and our all-new Silent Auction!

      Saturday, May 3, 2014

      Finlay Park, Columbia

      8 am registration, 9 am walk


      Register now!  Form a Team and see how much your Team can raise!

      Click here for Map.  Best entrance is Taylor Street side.

      Bring your change (or bills!) for the Upstate Vs. Midlands Challenge! 

      Last year, the Upstate collected the most change at their Strides for Autism, and received a special event.  This year they didn’t collect as much, so Midlands has a great chance to win!

      Look for the buckets on Saturday and fill them up!  All the money goes to the winning region’s event!


      Join us for our Upstate & Midlands events!

      Start your Team and Register today!


      Register Now at https://scautism.org/strides/


      What is 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.  The better understanding our society has about autism, 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:

      a.       Service Coordination:  Our Service Coordinators work to ensure that the individuals on their caseloads receive the best services to which they are entitled.

      b.      Parent School Partnership:  Our Parent Mentors work to assist children with autism in reaching their maximum potential in the classroom through appropriate services and accommodations.

      c.       Information & Referral.  We aim to help provide accurate and timely information to families and professionals about autism spectrum disorders and services available throughout the state.

      d.       Training.  We work in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education to provide training to families and professionals about various strategies and supports.

      e.      Advocacy.  We work with policy makers throughout the state to help improve the services available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

      f.        Events.  In addition to our Strides for Autism events, we regularly partner with other community organizations to provide respite and family activities statewide.


      About the South Carolina Autism Society.  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.


      RegistrationParticipants 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.  According to the South Carolina Secretary of State, the South Carolina Autism Society devoted 93.4% of its total expenses to program services during 2012, the most recent year reported.


      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.


      Announcing our Sponsors and Partners for Strides for Autism!  Thank you to the following organizations and businesses! 







      Susan Leiby

      South Carolina Autism Society

      Communications & Events


      Upstate Office

      5 Century Drive, Suite 132

      Greenville, SC  29607

      Cell:  (864) 517-0501 ß New Number


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


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