New Nonprofit Supports Parents with Special Needs Children

October 9, 2018, 1:56 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say nearly one in 59 children are living with an autism spectrum disorder.

These disorders are characterized by challenges with multiple aspects of life, from social skills to nonverbal communication.

Support is key to help those families facing a lifelong battle with these disorders, and a new local nonprofit is here to help.

Unique Minds, LLC seeks to empower parents and children with special needs through support groups, community awareness and scholarships.

Tameka Carn, the mother of a child with special needs and founder of the organization, joined Leyla Gulen in-studio to talk why these diagnoses aren’t a family’s identity.

Unique Minds is hosting two upcoming workshops for parents, occurring on October 11 and October 25, respectively.

Support Workshop No. 1 Details:

– Thursday, October 11
– 6 p.m.
– Dorchester County Library
– 6325 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston
– Admission is free

For more information on getting involved with Unique Minds, please visit their website.