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Information for Families and Young Adults

1. What services does DDSN provide and who do they serve?   

DDSN is a state wide agency that provides services to support individuals with severe and lifelong disabilities in their homes and communities.

For more information on who DDSN serves and the services provided by DDSN?

Click link for printable information: Overview of Services (PDF)


2. How can I apply for services? 

• By calling our toll free number (800-289-7012) between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

• Be prepared to spend 15 minutes for the call and have information about the person you are applying for.

• To see a list of needed information and printable instructions, please click here How to Apply (PDF) 


For more detailed information visit our Applying For Services webpage.


3. How can I find out if I am already with DDSN or who my case manager is? 

You can check by calling (803)-898-2235 or filling out a Release of Information form (PDF) and sending it to your Transition Coordinator. 

(Click link to Find your Transition Coordinator's e-mail or phone number by county).


4. What does successful transition from school look like? 

Transitioning from high school to adulthood can be scary even with the best plans.  However, it's also an exciting time for young adults with and without disabilities. There are many options and supports available to lead successful and meaningful community-based lives. 


DDSN believes and research shows that young adults who have employment while they are in school are much more successful.  DDSN encourages you and your school to work with South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD) to gain job readiness skills and opportunities for community based paid work before graduation.  DDSN can provide long-term job supports to maintain their job after high school.  Your Case Manager from DDSN can work with your SCVRD Counselor to assist you with this process. 


Click link for more information:  State Funded Follow Along Flyer (PDF).  


View success stories from South Carolina youth who are making their futures happen!

                                                                            Success Stories (ABLE SC) 

                                                                            Project SEARCH (Video)


Have you heard the buzz about Employment First at DDSN? Check out our flyers: Employment First Information for Young Adults (PDF), and Employment First Information Parents/Educators/VR Counselors (PDF).