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Autism Awareness and Acceptance

As the nation focuses more on Autism Spectrum Disorder this month we are pleased to share two great videos about a young man with ASD in the two links below. Credit goes to Apple for this great work.

The links are Dillan’s Voice:

Dillan’s Path:


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Want to know what it’s really like to have a child with autism?

The Washington Post April 26 - My husband and I are at our local garden store, running errands on a typical Saturday, when Mae, our 8-year-old, becomes agitated. She quickly goes from bunny-hopping down the Azalea aisle — smile on her face, dimples on display — to growing fidgety and vaguely cranky to screaming and hitting herself. The sound is horrifying. Heads turn toward us.



"Intelligent Lives" Movie by Dan Habib

The CDR is proud to be a sponsor and collaborator with award-winning film maker Dan Habib on his latest film.  “Intelligent Lives” is currently in production and CDR (along with co-sponsor SC DD Council) will hold a public screening after the film is completed in 2017.  The following link has a preview/working cut of the film. 


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Executive Director's Welcome:

As the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for South Carolina we are proud to serve as a bridge between the university and the community for the benefit of people with intellectual, developmental and related disabilities. Our efforts focus on addressing meaningful issues, finding solutions and advancing research related to the needs of people with disabilities and their families.

Please free to contact us with any questions that you may have about the Center for Disability Resources, or about developmental disabilities in general.

David A. Rotholz, Ph.D., BCBA-D Executive Director