Family & Friends Night

Once a month, the Autism Academy of South Carolina hosts “Family & Friends Night,” which is a free gathering for whole families experiencing an autism diagnosis. The gathering begins with a family-style meal from 6:00 to 6:30, followed by a breakout into groups (parents/kids) to share stories, play games, gather resources, and hear speakers. The evening will conclude at 7:45. Childcare is provided with advance RSVP.  Family & Friends Night is not limited to Autism Academy families and is open to families from Richland, Lexington, and surrounding counties.

The next Family & Friends Night will be held on Tuesday, November 28th. Please register below to attend!

We will be joined by Karen Crider, Program Manager of the South Carolina ABLE program, and Dayle Delong, Division Director for Programs, from the Office of the State Treasurer.  

The ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act was enacted in South Carolina in 2016. The South Carolina program, SC ABLE, provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enroll in a tax-advantaged savings and investment account similar to college savings 529 plan.  For the first time, individuals with disabilities can save for their future without jeopardizing their government needs-based benefits. Funds in ABLE accounts can be used to maintain the health, independence and quality of life of the account beneficiary.