Unique Minds hosts their first major event in the Charleston area called, The Special Needs Resource Fair, happening Saturday, May 4 at 12:30pm at the Otranto Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. This event specifically targets parents of children with autism, or other special needs, connecting them directly with organizations and businesses in the Lowcountry that can assist them.
The founder of the organization, Tameka Carn, is a parent of a special needs child, and attributes that to her reasoning for founding the organization. “With having a child with autism, I can personally relate to the difficulty one can experience with trying to find help. I started this organization to be that crutch for so many parents out there that are struggling,” shares Tameka. The organization’s purpose is to connect parents of children with special needs with appropriate and reliable resources to help their children and families.
The event will feature organizations prepared to discuss topics such as health and wellness, finances, legal assistance, and much more to properly arm families with the necessary information and guidance they need to provide for their children. Over 10 organizations will be in attendance, including SCEG, Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial, Bridge Chiropractic, and Trident United Way. The event will be primarily focused on attendees interacting with the organizations there, but will also feature various guest speakers, including other parents sharing their journeys of raising a child with special needs.
The Special Needs Resource Fair is free to the public, with additional opportunities available for businesses interested in featuring information in the event swag bags, or by making a donation. Unique Minds is a 501(c)(3) Charleston-based non-profit organization, so any donations made are all tax deductible. For more information, contact Unique Minds at [email protected]
Unique Minds is dedicated to assisting families and parents of children with special needs by providing resources and sharing knowledge to assist them.