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Mission Statement

The SCDDSN, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

Vision - Where We Are Going!

To provide the very best services to assist all persons with disabilities
and their families in South Carolina.

Mission - What We Do!

Assist people with disabilities and their families
through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals;
and minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.

Values - Our Guiding Beliefs!

Health, safety and well-being of each person
Dignity and respect for each person
Individual and family participation, choice, control and responsibility
Relationships with family, friends and community connections
Personal growth and accomplishments

Principles - Features Of Services And Supports

Person-centered and Community Inclusive
Responsive, efficient and accountable
Practical, positive and appropriate
Strengths-based, results-oriented
Opportunities to be productive and maximize potential
Best and promising practices

Adopted by the Commission 03/17/16


Key Strategic Challenges

  • Mission:
    • Meet Increased Levels of service demand
    • Expand and broaden resources and service choices
  • Operational:
    • Manage critical cases and reduce waiting lists
    • Improve quality
    • Implement external mandates in ways that minimize negative impact to services and costs
    • Incorporate and maximize new technologies in agency systems and processes
  • Human Resources:
    • Maintain key workforce capacity and retention
    • Meet the increased levels of service demands identified without compromising quality of care, while meeting budget limitations
    • Enhance workforce development and training
  • Financial:
    • Maximize all revenue sources and employ measures to control costs
    • Increase resources to meet increased service needs
    • Implement new federal and state Medicaid requirements
  • Community-related:
    • Meet increased consumer demands
    • Meet taxpayer expectations
    • Increase levels of acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities