On this first day of summer, we have some exciting news to share. Project Rex is working in partnership with The College of Charleston’s REACH Program to welcome an intern in August!

As The College of Charleston’s website notes:

The REACH Program at the College of Charleston is a four-year, fully-inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that promotes the advancement of knowledge and skill in the areas of: Academics; Socialization; Independent Living; and Career Development.

As of the last week of August, we’ll be welcoming one of the REACH program students to work at Project Rex for a 10 hour per week internship. We’ll provide on-site employment training for this individual, and in turn they’ll help us to prepare for fall Groups.

Speaking of Groups, there are just 10 days left until our Sibling Support Group for ages 8-14 starts on Thursday, June 30 … and we need to enroll a few more participants in order to run Group.

So if you’re interested, don’t wait! Call 843-792-9162 to schedule an intake today.

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We know how easy it can be for families to focus all of their energy on supporting a child with autism … but typically-developing siblings need care as well.

Already signed up, or just want to lend a hand? Help us reach out to the Charleston-area autism community by sharing this post on social media, and downloading a hi-res, print-ready PDF flyer to distribute in local schools, playgrounds, doctor’s offices, and coffee shops.

To make it easier for you to spread the word about Project Rex, we’ve created an Outreach page. There, you can find downloadable print versions of our latest Group flyers and our Project Rex brochure too.

Finally, we’ve also received some powerful parent and participant testimonials from our latest round of Groups.

One participant wisely commented:

“I’ve come to notice that a lot of the [social] skills that are things that everybody needs to work on, when anybody is interacting with anybody. Everybody has problems.”

The Parent Surveys for our first-ever School-Age Group with Spanish Language Parent Component were also very positive. Here are just a few samples:

“This was a program in Spanish, where I was able to understand all the information that I was given. I liked to learn how to help my son with his social skills; it was good for him and all the family. Thank you, thank you to all the people who collaborated in this program.”

“[The program] helped us to comprehend and help our children.”

“Personally, it helped [me learn] how to treat and how to talk with my daughter in her behaviors.”

“Total gratefulness and sincerely to all of you. Dr. James and Ms. Martha, for the support, the dedication and the interest. Continue to helping children and families in this way. Thank you and God bless you all.”