Our Programs

Current Programs

Coffee & Friends

Provides support and networking opportunities for parents and caregivers of those with ASD. Join us for coffee and fellowship the third Friday of each month, from 8 am – 9 am at 155 N Dargan Street, Suite C, Florence SC 29506

Dinner & Friends

Provides support and networking opportunities for parents and caregivers of those with ASD. Join us for dinner and fellowship the third Tuesday of the month. Be sure to visit our website and Facebook page for details.

Pacing 4 Pieces

This 5K/Half Marathon event is our largest fundraiser of the year. After the race, the celebration continues with PIECE JAM, our all-day music festival in Downtown Florence. Join us as we raise awareness and funding for our local ASD Community.

Camp Connections

 New for Summer 2022! Campers enjoy various activities and life lessons that build self-esteem and friendships. This therapeutic program is designed for kids diagnosed with autism or other developmental (physical and/or intellectual) disabilities. Dance Therapy groups available for ages 3-11 and Social Skills workshops for both middle and high schoolers!

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Connect Group

This program provides a much needed respite for parents and caregivers while providing recreation, and social activities for ASD individuals. Check our website and Facebook page for details.

Siblings Unite

This program is designed specifically for the siblings of those with ASD or other special needs, and provides monthly activities and support, as well as an outlet for them to share their experiences and challenges with other peers that understand.

Camp Saint John

Our summer camp offers fun and fellowship for children and teens ages 4-18. Campers enjoy various activities, crafts and life lessons that build self-esteem and friendships. This inclusion-based program is designed for both ASD kids and their typically developing peers. Camp Saint John is named after John the Apostle, Patron Saint of Friendship, with the main purpose of providing a summer camp that promotes friendship, inclusion and acceptance. We are thankful to Kiwanis Club Of Florence for sponsoring our camp! Due to circumstances beyond our control, Camp Saint John is currently on hold. When we are able to host again, we will be sure to update our website and social media.

Inclusion Training

We have partnered with local church leaders, schools and youth programs to promote inclusion of our Special Needs Community.  Inclusion programs engage people of all ages and abilities in academics, athletics, employment, and social events that encourage respect and appreciation for each other’s differences. We host various trainings/workshops throughout the year. Visit our online calendar for upcoming dates and details under News & Events.

Workshop Series

In addition to our support and advocacy services, we provide various trainings and workshops that are free to the public. Dates and information can be found under News & Events, as well as our website calendar and Facebook page.