ABLE - The Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort
April is Autism Awareness Month. Stokes Brown Toyota sponsored an event on April 16 to help raise the visibility of Autism issues, in partnership with the ABLE Foundation and the Beaufort County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN). They set up an information booth in the showroom to publicize the issue and to raise funds for the ABLE Foundation, which supports services to individuals with disabilities and their families.
One in every sixty-eight births in the United States is a child with Autism. In South Carolina, there are seventy thousand individuals on the Autism Spectrum. While there continues to be a lot of research into the cause of Autism, there still is a lot that is not known.
Stokes Brown Toyota’s commitment to helping educate residents of Beaufort County about Autism and available services is applauded. Archie Brown, co-owner, said he is totally supportive of this effort. The company is “driving home” its commitment to supporting individuals with Autism to help them live inclusive and productive lives in Beaufort County. For further information, contact the DSN office at 843-255-6300.
ABLE Foundation will be there so stop by, say hello, and most of all enjoy the day!
Just a few pictures of the Heritage Day Celebration ABLE participated at selling our ornaments and really enjoyed the history and entertainment.
From left to right – Walter Simmons, Joe Canning, JR Rhoe, Terry Hanning, Kirbee Fields, Troy Whaley, Jim Thompson, Jordan Williams, Kaikah McAllister, Stanley Washington, C.J. Johnson
This was our set up at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival Oct. 1st. We had a great crowd, sold lot's of ornaments, and met many new people. One of the missions of ABLE is to make people aware of our Camp Treasure Chest and also how we help individual's, family's and groups events like the Cinderella Fella Ball.
Our new 2016 ornament is a big hit, and we now have a few of our past year ornaments that have been updated with "a little bling" by covering up the previous years with gemstones -- they too were a big hit! We can proudly say with a BIG smile that we did very well.
All proceeds from the sale of ornaments support CAMP TREASURE CHEST. Get yours today and help send a child with special needs to summer camp!
See SPECIAL PROJECTS for more details!