The Commission of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs normally holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM in Conference Room 251 at the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs Central Administrative Office, 3440 Harden Street Extension, Columbia S.C. News releases announcing the agenda of the meetings are e-mailed or mailed monthly. Prior notification will be provided of any change in date, time, or location of a meeting.

If a citizen wishes to address the Commission at its regular Commission meeting, the individual must complete the form provided at either the reception desk or the sign-in desk in front of the Commission meeting room. The form must be submitted at least five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled opening of the meeting at which it is requested to speak. Citizens who are disabled and cannot attend in person may address the Commission via phone/TEAMS by signing up in advance by 5:00 pm the day before the next Commission meeting (Wednesday) at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGPST9K.  It is within the discretion of the Chair to select who will speak to the Commission in public during Public Input. Therefore, the Chair could reject any individual at any time including in the middle of their speech. Directions are provided on the aforementioned form for virtual meeting public input.

Please see the following schedule for the 2024 meetings:

  • January 18, 2024 - Cancelled
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • August 15, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • October 17, 2024 
  • November 21, 2024
  • December 19, 2024

 

Monthly Commission Meeting:

When: Usually occurs every third Thursday of the month.

Where: Please click here to join the Monthly Commission Meeting Live. Join conversation (microsoft.com)

 

Monthly DDSN Committee Meeting Finance and Audit:

When:  Usually occurs quarterly during the months of April, July, October & January.

Where: Please click here to join the Monthly Commission Meeting Live. Join conversation (microsoft.com)

 

Monthly DDSN Policy Committee Meeting:

When:  Occurs on an as needed basis.

Where: Please click here to join the Monthly Commission Meeting Live. Join conversation (microsoft.com)

 

Legislative Committee Meeting: 

When: Occurs on an as needed basis.

Where: Please click here to join the Monthly Commission Meeting Live. Join conversation (microsoft.com)

 

For further information or assistance, please contact the SCDDSN at (803) 898-9769.