Our fall Strides for Autism event in the Lowcountry is fast approaching! Register now to be part of this wonderful event!
Registration for each event will begin at 8:00 am, and the walks will begin at 9:00 am.
Register online now at https://scautism.org/strides/.
Start your own Team, and invite your friends, family and coworkers to support families affected by autism as you take Strides for Autism!
About Strides for Autism:
Strides for Autism is SCAS’s signature fund-raising and awareness walk. The Lowcountry event is the final of our statewide walks that take place each year. The walks are among various activities that benefit the organization and the families it serves.
Why it is important to support the South Carolina Autism Society through Strides for Autism?
According to Craig Stoxen, President & CEO of the South Carolina Autism Society, we have two goals with our Strides event.
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.
Where does that money go?
Monies go to help support this mission of the South Carolina Autism Society, which is, “To enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders to reach their maximum potential.” According to the South Carolina Secretary of State’s website, almost 90% of all monies go directly towards Program Expenses, which means that almost $1,000,000 a year is going directly to help support those with autism in South Carolina. All monies raised for the South Carolina Autism Society stay in South Carolina.
What does the South Carolina Autism Society do?
The South Carolina Autism Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which has been assisting families for 40 years. We provide the following programs:
Registration and other information for Strides for Autism, along with information about autism and SCAS, is available at the event Web site,
We’ve made a few changes to the Strides for Autism website. Here are a few online options you may want to consider.
This is where you can setup or modify your user account. Note that you will now be asked to indicate which walk(s) you want to participate in, or if you want to Stride in Spirit. This will insure that even those who want to come out and participate in person, but who are not able to donate, are able to be counted.
Start A Team:
Create a team to recognize someone with autism. Whether you are an individual with autism, family member, provider, friend, or a member of the community who wants to get involved, this is a popular option. Once your team is created, you can contact your friends, family, coworkers, etc. to sponsor your team for the walk(s).
*Note – If you created a team in the past, you will need to create a new one this year.
Want to see how your team is performing? Or find out who has donated online in support of your team? Click here! This is also where you can get the website address to send to your family and friends who may want to support your team. Just click on your team name, and look for the URL at the top of your browser window. The URL should look like https://scautism.org/strides/team/#/ (with # being your actual team number).
Register to Walk:
If you want to come to a Strides for Autism event, this is the place for you.
Anyone can click here and donate online. They may choose to support listed teams, or donate without selected a specific team.
Best of luck to all teams and individuals as we take Strides for Autism! Remember…
Together we can solve the puzzle!