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This month’s Lowcountry autism events roundup includes a thriving young adult social group, a parent support group, and more!

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The events below are listed in approximate chronological order.

Next Adult Group Dates Announced!

Since our School-Age and Pre-Teen Groups are wrapping up, we’re in the registration period for our next Adult Group too.

Adult Group for ages 18 and up will meet Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm from March 24, 2016 – June 2, 2016, with no Group meeting on April 14, 2016.

Click here to learn more about the updated Adult Group curriculum, then call to (843) 792-9162 schedule a required intake. Once the intake is complete, contact administrative assistant Lavinia Bowens at (843) 792-0037 to confirm attendance in the group series.

Charleston Young Adult ASDs

Charleston Young Adult ASDs is a social enjoyment group for young adults (17-32 +/-) in the autism spectrum in the Charleston area. Its purpose is to give individuals the opportunity to:

  • Practice different social scenarios in a safe and non-judgmental environment
  • Connect with others like them (and realize they’re not alone!)
  • Develop skills (through fun activities) to navigate life more smoothly
  • Increase chances to make/keep friends and get/keep a job
  • Share experience, strength and hope

To get involved, join the Meetup page or the private Facebook group (just click “Join Group” so an admin can approve your request).

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s SuperStars

SuperStars is a FREE, registration-required event in which children with special needs and their families can visit the Museum, explore, and play without the crowds and over-stimulation. The Museum is open before-hours on the second and fourth Sundays of every month for this event.

Note that there will be no SuperStars on Sunday, March 27 because the Museum will be closed for Easter.

Click here to register for Sunday, March 13, 2016 SuperStars, 10am – 12pm.

SkyZone Charleston Sensory Jump

“Sensory Jump is held at SkyZone (411 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464) on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the each month starting in September through the Charleston County school year (if school is not in session, this program is not available).

This month’s Sensory Jump dates are Monday, March 14 and Monday, March 28. We open our facility exclusively to our special needs guests from 4 pm – 6 pm. Family members of special needs guests are invited to jump as well!

$5 for a half hour jump time, $10 for 1-hour jump time. Sky Socks are $2 and reusable! Therapists attend at no charge. Space is limited, please call 843-588-5789 to reserve your spot.”

Click here to visit SkyZone’s website for more information.

Don’t forget – there’s a Parent Support Group for families of children with Asperger’s, HFA, & related conditions meeting Tuesdays in North Charleston!

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Charleston Meeting

The Charleston-area NAMI meeting takes place in Moncks Corner on the first Tuesday of the month.

This month’s meeting took place on Tuesday, March 1, but you can mark your calendar for the next meeting, happening Tuesday, April 5 from 6 – 7:15pm at Moncks Corner Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 500 E. Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

This meeting is for both individuals in recovery and family and friends of people with mental illness. All meetings are confidential. For a full list of Charleston-area NAMI meetings, visit the NAMI Charleston Area website.

Mark Your Calendars for May …

Family Connection SC’s First Annual Charleston Challenge will be taking place on Sunday, May 17 in Hampton Park in Charleston, complete with a scavenger hunt, jump castle, therapeutic dogs, disability awareness activities, resources, and more!

Enjoy!

~ The Project Rex Team