Autism Resources

*Disclaimer: This list is not comprehensive of all resources that are available.

Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support

A community for Parents, Caregivers, Therapists, Teachers, Professionals, Community Providers and all others who work with children and youth with special needs and Sensory Processing Disorder.

ASD Virtual Library:  Provided by the SC Department of Education, an online resource for educators, administrators, parents, and the public interested in learning more about ASD.  Includes printable, research, training modules and community information on ASD.

Access Family Service

“Access Family Services, Inc. mission is to be the leader in delivering effective mental health, substance abuse, educational and a variety of medically appropriate services to our consumers in their natural setting, principally the home. Our services will be delivered by highly trained team members focused on providing the most effective treatments to our child, adolescent and adult consumers in community settings to improve the quality of their lives.”

Area of Service: North Carolina and South Carolina

Phone: 843-779-2757

Autism Society:  resource for advocacy, education, referral

Autism Speaks

“At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.”
Area of Service: National

Address: 8604 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 144 Charlotte, NC 28269  |  Phone: 888-288-4762


Barnabas Horse Foundation

“Our Mission: T0 provide equine assisted therapy in a safe environment for individuals recovering from trauma and abuse. Our focus is to support and encourage participants seeking emotional growth, self-respect, and the courage to move forward with their lives.”

Area of Service: Horry and Georgetown Counties

Address: 416 Windover Ct Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576  |  Phone: 843-241-3331


Champion Autism Network (CAN)

“CAN’s mission is to reduce challenges and barriers to allow families with a child with Autism to have a “normal” family outing or experience, reducing sensory input and creating inviting environments for children with Autism and their parents.”

Area of Service: Nationwide

Phone: 843-321-8891

Family Connection of South Carolina

“We provide support to parents with a child with any special healthcare need, such as an upcoming surgery, developmental delays, premature birth, physical limitations, and all diagnoses including autism, asthma, ADHD, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Our support for families includes a vast family-to-family network and a host of programs that educate, inspire and empower families and their children to live rich, fulfilling lives.”

Area of Service: SC State Wide

Address: 206 Lab Court Moncks Corner, SC 29461  |  Phone: 843-556-5010


Georgetown Autism Support Group

“We are a group dedicated to supporting the Georgetown County community to support individuals and families through the journey of Autism.”

Area of Service: Georgetown County

Address: Georgetown County Library System 405 Cleland St, Georgetown, SC 29440  |  Phone: 843-385-1111


Georgetown County Board Of Disabilities and Special Needs

“The Board provides an array of services to persons with intellectual disabilities in Georgetown County and now offers, to a limited extent, services to individuals residing in Charleston, Williamsburg and Horry Counties.”

Area of Service: Georgetown and Horry County Area

Address: 95 Academy Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440  |  Phone: 843-546-8228


Hugs for Horses

“Hugs for Horses, located at the Georgetown Equestrian Center in Georgetown, is a therapeutic horseback riding program that has, since 1988, provided children and adults with physical, intellectual, and social or behavioral disabilities in the Georgetown area the opportunity to grow and develop by riding horses.”

Area of Service: Georgetown SC Area

Address: Georgetown Equestrian Center, 215 Equestrian Dr. Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: 843-833-3929 or 843-546-3685


J.O.Y. School

“The J.O.Y. School is a summer program designed to provide an enriching day of activities for children with Intellectual Disabilities. Located at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church during June and July. Classes in music, art, academics, adaptive P.E. drama and swimming are taught by highly trained and experienced staff.”

Area of Service: Pawleys Island

Address: Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7415

Phone: 843-237-5368

Low Country Autism Foundation

“Access to high quality, affordable, personalized services is limited. We aim to provide individually designed programs to address the many challenges that accompany a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

Area of Service: Lowcountry SC

Address: MUSC, MSC 567
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Lowcountry Autism Foundation
135 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: 843-876-0415


MUSC Developmental-Behavioral Clinical Services

Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation Clinic

“MUSC Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality patient care. It is our mission to deliver a level of care that exceeds the expectations of our patients and their families. Every member of our medical team is committed to providing a comfortable health care experience by focusing on: Family-Centered Care, Ethics Consultation Service, Patient Rights and Information”

Area of Service: Statewide, SC

Address: Downtown Charleston
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: (843) 792-2300


Next Steps Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

“We will continuously improve the care we render to exceed the expectations of our patients and customers. We will be recognized as a superior health care provider, employer and resource center for health services.”
Area of Service: South Strand, SC area
Address: 407 Church St Suite E Georgetown , SC 29440

Azalea Lakes
3515 Caduceus Drive Suite A Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Phone: Georgetown 843-520-8810  |  Myrtle Beach 843-652-8350


Project REX (Child/Adult and Parallel Parents groups)

“The Project Rex Team consists of doctors and therapists with a passion for helping children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their loved ones. We provide support and treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their parents. Our goal is to help children and young adults to reach their highest potential by enhancing their social skills, their ability to understand emotions, and their adaptability.”

Area of Service: Statewide, SC

Address: 67 President St Charleston, SC 29425  |  Phone: 843-792-9162

SOS Health Care, Inc

“To partner with our community to provide hope, care, and assistance to our neighbors.”

Address: PO Box 7136 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572  |  Phone: 843-449-0554


South Carolina Autism Society

“The mission of SCAS is to enable every individual with autism spectrum disorders in South Carolina to reach their maximum potential.”

Area of Service: Statewide, SC

Address: 1508 Azalea Dr. Suite 801 Surfside, SC 29575

Phone: 843-325-1313 or 484-888-5274


SC Dept of Disabilities and Special Needs

“Assist people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals; and minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.”

Area of Service: Statewide, SC

Address: S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, 3440 Harden St. Ext. Columbia, SC 29203

Toll-Free General Information & Assistance: 888-DSN-INFO

If you believe you or a family member has Autism Spectrum Disorder and is 3 years old or older, please call: 1-800-289-7012

For babies 36 months or younger please call First Steps/BabyNet 1-877-621-0865


The Spectrum Careers:  Website that matches individuals with ASD and employment opportunities.


South Carolina Interventionists (SCI)

“South Carolina Interventionists provide training and behavior therapy to individuals and families in need.”

Area of Service: Horry County, SC Area

Address: Waccamaw Medical Park Mall Conway, SC  |  Phone: 843-424-1129


Towards A Worthy Cause (TAWC)

“TAWC (Towards A Worthy Cause) is a nonprofit organization that grants children with autism in South Carolina scholarships for behavior therapy. For more information on who is qualified to receive a scholarship, to become an approved provider, volunteer, or donate see our website.”

Area of Service: Horry County, SC Area

Address: 1003 US-17 N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575  |  Phone: 843-424-1129


The Unumb Center for Neurodiversity

“The Unumb Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality, evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic services to people with autism spectrum disorder and to serving individuals with autism and their families across the lifespan.”

Address: 1505 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29072 | Phone: 803-929-0011 Autism guide

Winston’s Wish Foundation

“The mission of Winston’s Wish Foundation is to enable South Carolina’s children with autism and their families to thrive. We offer new educational opportunities and resources for these children and their families while promoting a heightened awareness and deeper understanding of autism in our greater community. In the future, Winston’s Wish Foundation, with local and statewide partners, will create the Palmetto Center for Autism, a state-of-the-art treatment clinic for children with autism spectrum disorders.”

Area of Service: Columbia SC area

Address: 709 Woodrow Street Suite 522 Columbia, SC 29205  |  Phone: (803) 466-8189


Young Talkers

“Our mission is to provide quality speech-language and feeding therapy services to the pediatric population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication and feeding skills. We accomplish this by identifying concerns through specialized evaluations and the development of goals to meet the needs of the child and the family.”

Area of Service: Horry County, SC

Address: 8703 Highway 17 Bypass South Suite I Myrtle Beach, SC 29575  |  Phone: 843-457-1053

The Autism Friendly training was very eye-opening and I appreciated learning about autism in such an open environment where no question went unanswered. Having this training to help understand what families with a child with autism go through is an important aspect for anyone working with the public.
- Julia Woehrer, Vacation Myrtle Beach

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