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AutismConnect 2024

Join DDSN and USC’s Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center for an exciting, in-person event at the USC Alumni Center in Columbia, SC!

AutismConnect 2024 is a gathering dedicated to bringing together individuals, families, and professionals in the autism community. Discover the latest research, innovative therapies, and support networks that can make a difference in the lives of those with autism. Connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and learn from experts in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a vibrant community dedicated to autism awareness and acceptance. Mark your calendars and join us at AutismConnect 2024!


Event Details:

  • Date/Time: April 23, from 9 am to 3 pm (Exhibits will be open from beginning to end!)
  • Location: USC Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201
  • No Cost: Free for the General Public (lunch will be provided to all who register on our Eventbrite page).
  • Features: A sensory room for those who may get overstimulated, accessible bathrooms, elevator access, etc.
  • Available CEUS: AHEC, Social Work, Counseling (SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Foster Parent Training credits, and Psycho-Educational Specialist), Nursing, and BabyNet Personnel SC Part C Credential.

For free, general public registration, and additional details such as parking, agenda, etc., visit our Eventbrite page. For any other inquiries, email


Presentation Schedule

Autism Connect Schedule





- Platinum Level -

Center for Disability Resources  Disability Rights SC

Ark LogoCaring Health Logo    SCDDC LogoOne Well Logo      Impact Logo

- Gold Level -

Babcock Center Logo        Able Kids LogoSCIPSEC Logochildren's trust logoAll Caregivers Logo   


Special Olympics logo


- Silver Level -

Sc Museum Logo           First Five Logo    MKS logo official no background



DHEC LOGO   SDHHS Medicaid Logo    SCDHHS Baby Net Logo   OSES Logo

    TDC Logo Logo Bright Start logo   Springbrook Logo

Homeschooling the Special Needs Child logoPrisma Logo  pyramid pieces logo     

Family connection logo         Palmetto Able logoSCCCIC Logo    Lex Rich 5 logo

autism society logo     Behaviors a go go Logo   Rich-Lex Logo     

       GLC Logo   SC Public Charter Logo   Spark Logo  SCDMH LogoAbout play logo    SCHIAS Logo       COC Logo sc philharmonic Logonp logo    Talking Book Logo     SCDOA Logo    aging with flair logo      JWBC Logo   BGr8 Logo           ARC Logo   Epworth Logo




The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs DDSN works closely with individuals with autism in various ways, including supporting individuals with autism who live at our regional centers; employing individuals with disabilities including those with autism; and providing helpful resources to individuals and their families and alerting them of various opportunities.

The Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center aims to build a multi-disciplinary, collaborative center for basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of South Carolina. 



Conference Disclaimer Statements:

NOTE: Time spent in this event may meet competencies and Training requirements associated with SCIMHA's infant and early childhood mental health endorsement. The endorsement is a credential process that supports and recognizes the professional development of those who work with or on behalf of infants, toddlers, young children, and their families and caregivers. If you have any questions, please contact the Endorsement Coordinator at

BabyNet personnel SC Part C Credential renewal credit has been approved for this conference. BabyNet personnel will need to email Lisa Henry ( to have the AutismConnect 2024 evaluation added to their training account. You will be asked to provide the name and brief description of the workshop that you attended during each of the breakout sessions.