Family Focus Night - A Bi-lingual Community Event (Spanish & English)

Come join us and spread the word, Family Focus Night at Charis Academy is open to the public and is held the second Friday of every month from 6-8pm. We start out with a light meal and then break off into 3 focus groups. Our parent/caregiver group is a time to hear about services in the community, learn & share from each other, and hear from local agencies addressing the needs of our children. The sibling support group facilitators are siblings who are professionals in the field of special needs who will serve as a support to other siblings growing up with a special needs brother or sister. Our children with challenges will group together, play games and learn sportsmanship skills while having fun!

If you represent a community agency and would like to be a presenter, please contact us and we'll schedule a time for you to inform our community or your services.

In order to be well prepared for Family Focus Night we ask that you please call or email with a head count. Thank you! 



SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

DDSN contracts with local Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN) Boards and other providers to bring an array of services to your community. Services are provided based on the needs of the consumer, the appropriateness of the service to meet the need, and the availability of funding. Services may be limited by the availability of a service provider in your community.


·       consultation for families, educators and service providers

·       evaluations for eligibility determination

·       training for professionals and families

·       treatment planning and planning for families



Evaluations, counseling, academic interventions, speech & language therapy


1135 Bowman Road, Suite 529C Mount Pleasant, SC 29464



A multi-faceted approach to behavioral therapy.

382 Glen St. Summerville, SC 29483



Provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years with autism spectrum or related disorders.

(888) 227-7212



Providing therapeutic products for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.



(843) 832-1795



ETS is a full service education center; tutoring, testing, & parent counseling ETS individualizes services for students from kindergarten through college.

(843) 810-9202



Crowfield Baptist Church 100 Hunters Lane, Goose Creek

Respite is from 6 to 9 the third Friday of every month. To register, families should contact me at (843) 708-0859. Angie Beard

Bethany United Methodist Church Bridges Ministry - Summerville

Sunday School class for children with special needs.

 Jennifer Horres (843) 425-2260

Respite is the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 9.


The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children. It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.  And while it is almost universally successful in improving behavioral problems, more than half of Triple P's 17 parenting strategies focus on developing positive relationships, attitudes and conduct.

Triple P is delivered to parents of children up to 12 years, with Teen Triple P for parents of 12 to 16 year olds. There are also specialist programs – for parents of children with a disability (Stepping Stones), for parents going through separation or divorce (Family Transitions), for parents of children who are overweight (Lifestyle) and for Indigenous parents (Indigenous). Other specialist programs are being trialled or are in development.


MUSC Project Rex is a treatment initiative dedicated to providing services to children and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. The program is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC.  Offering hope for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the Project Rex Team consists of doctors and therapists with a passion for helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their loved ones.


Family Connection of South Carolina (FCSC) is a statewide, independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and behavioral outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth.  FCSC is a "one stop" for South Carolina families.  The organization’s support for families includes statewide offices,  a family-to-family network, and a host of programs to educate, inspire and empower families and their children to live rich, fulfilling lives. The organization provides support to families with a child that has a disability, including but not limited to developmental delays, learning disabilities, physical, or behavioral concerns and all diagnoses including autism, asthma, ADHD, and cerebral palsy.