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25

JUNE, 2022

Cohost SPARK Research

9:00 AM to 3:00PM
Beautiful Gate Center, 3107 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, SC 29405

Who can participate?

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) 
  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • Autism
  • Family members are invited to participate as well.

30

JUNE, 2022

Beautiful Gate Center Fiscal Year End

3107 Meeting Street Road
North Charleston, SC 29405

06

JULY, 2022

First Day of Center-Based Program

We are now enrolling participants for the 2022-2023 program year.
Start at 9:00 AM

3107 Meeting Street Road
North Charleston, SC 29405

Why is Beautiful Gate Center™ needed?

1

4,000 children with Intellectual Disability are wait listed in South Carolina for services under the ID/RD waiver.

2

Children with cognitive delays respond favorably, leading to long-term quality of life, if they can access intervention programs and therapies early in life.

3

Intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder are life-long developmental disabilities that significantly impact social and communication skills and adaptive behavior.

4

A 2005 study indicates only 3% of adults with severe intellectual disability (ID) have a good outcome (53% poor, 43% fair) in terms of independent functioning, residential placement, employment and quality of life.

5

A 2006 study of the impact of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) on speech production shows 89% of participants (40% with ID, 31% with autism) experienced gains in speech production.

6

Hours of driving to appointments, continual in-home therapy sessions, and having to coordinate 4-5 different therapists negatively impacts the quality of life for the entire family of a child with developmental disabilities.

Stats from www.asha.org