Able South Carolina (SC) is a disability-led organization seeking transformational changes in systems, communities, and individuals. Able SC practices equity, disability justice and representation, and true inclusion through consumer-driven independence and disability pride.
Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country. SABE’s mission since its formation in 1990 has been to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in speaking up for themselves on issues that impact their lives.
Transition Alliance of South Carolina (TASC) is focused on providing interagency teams the resources to increase their capacity to serve young adults collaboratively and effectively with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult life.
Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options, and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is a non-profit organization that has helps individuals with brain injuries and their families and caregivers. BIASC works to educate healthcare providers, coaches, athletes, teachers, law enforcement, legislators, and the military about brain injury and the impact brain injury has on individuals and their families.
Family Connection of South Carolina changes the lives of families with children who have a disability or special healthcare need by making connections, raising awareness, and promoting inclusion.
I.M.P.A.C.T. is the South Carolina state-wide self-advocacy group made up of individuals who advocate for themselves and others with disabilities. I.M.P.A.C.T. self-advocates encourage positive change for other people with disabilities by providing training, encouraging others to reach their personal goals, promoting the development of local self-advocacy groups, and encouraging people with disabilities to have a voice in decision-making in the government, funding and program development.
The South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) is a statewide non-profit charitable organization that provides case management; educational mentoring and planning; information, referral and resources; outreach; and training for people with Autism, their families, and professionals who serve them.
The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association connects and empowers individuals impacted by spinal cord injury to pursue a meaningful and engaged quality of life.
Special Olympics South Carolina’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Voice of Reason is a national organization that advocates for high-quality care and human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Center for Disability Resources Library consists of books, DVDs, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability-related topics. The library is located within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library on Garners Ferry Road and has reference librarians available, Monday-Friday.
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program uses technology devices and services to help people with disabilities live, work and learn more independently.
The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is to provide leadership in planning, funding, and implementing initiatives that lead to improved quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change.
A Palmetto ABLE account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. Palmetto ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Earnings in the Palmetto ABLE account are not subject to federal or state income tax, so long as it is spent on qualified disability expenses.
SC.GOV is the official government Web portal for the State of South Carolina. This portal was developed to help find information and services from both state and local government offices and information relative to South Carolina all in one place.
The Continuum of Care is a South Carolina state program that serves children with serious emotional or behavioral health diagnoses whose families need help keeping them in their home, school or community.
The Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services ensures the availability and quality of a continuum of substance use services, thereby improving the health status, safety, and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities across South Carolina.
The South Carolina Department of Education provides leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success.
All South Carolina districts are required to provide a free appropriate public education for children with disabilities.
The South Carolina Commission for the Blind is committed to providing quality services that will lead to competitive employment, self-sufficiency, and independence within their homes and communities for individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is charged with promoting and protecting the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ mission is to be boldly innovative in improving the health and quality of life for South Carolinians.
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s mission is to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families.
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation’ mission is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment.