Family Support Services Program 

building bridges within our community 

Approximately 1 out of every 68 children born in the U.S will be diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, parents typically have few resources in seeking support for themselves and their child, particularly within the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The Family Support Services Program provides families with a road map to resources based on the specific diagnosis a child receives. The program features a one on one relationship with a LAF representative, a standard protocol that is professionally supported by MUSC-LAF clinicians and accepted by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. In a coordinated and collaborative effort with the Medical University of South Carolina, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Department, LAF provides information, service coordination, and direct assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. All services are free of cost to families. 

All landscape photography provided by Andrew Erdner.