It’s the merry month of May, and there’s so much going on in the Greater Charleston-area autism community!

We do our best to post events on social media, and you can Like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter to stay current with the latest news. But it’s also helpful to have a listing of each month’s events, so that you can review the options available and decide which to attend.

Want to take a swing at golf this summer?

The Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program is a 9-session golf program specially designed to teach individuals with ASD how to play the game of golf. Students will exercise and work on new golf skills, while practicing specific autism learning concepts that are infused into every #GameON Autism Golf session.

RSVP by: Saturday, May 9, 2015. Click here to register now! (Registration is just $15.)
Start Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT
End Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM EDT
Location: Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club, 1 Eagle Pointe Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909

Parents, do you need a night out?

ABA Outreach offers a monthly social skills training / parents’ night out night, Club Wonder, as well as an annual summer camp, Camp Wonder, for kids on and off the autism spectrum, ages 3-15.

Date / Time for next Club Wonder: Friday, May 29 from 5:30 – 9:30pm EDT
Location: ABA Outreach Clinic, 828 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC 29407

Click here to register for Club Wonder. $45 registration includes dinner.

Making a Difference: Autism Awareness for First Responders (FREE)

The South Carolina Autism Society is offering free training for all emergency response professionals including law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and school resource officers. Instructors are first responders with extensive experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Training is available in three different locations on three different days.
5/19/15 – Alhambra Hall, Mt. Pleasant, SC at 9:00 am
5/20/15 – Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC at 9:00 am
5/21/15 – SC Fire Academy, Columbia, SC at 9:00 am

Click here to learn more and register.

Monthly Workshop presented by The South Carolina Autism Society (FREE; RSVP necessary)

Adolescents and Sexuality; Resources that can help

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 12:00 pm

Location: SCAS West Columbia Office, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169

Description: “All individuals experience sexual urges and some students need help with learning how to deal with these feeling when they start. In this workshop, we will go over how to deal with your sexuality for males and females, personal hygiene, and birth control. We will also demonstrate various texts and websites that can help your adolescent child better deal with their sexuality.”

Click here to learn more and register.

Finally, just a reminder that our late spring / early summer Project Rex Groups are filling up fast; check out the Groups page for more information.

Enjoy this marvelous month!

~ The Project Rex Team