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Living Independently - able South Carolina
Living Independently
in South Carolina
Resources for People with Disabilities
Supported by
The South Carolina Statewide
Independent Living Council
Created by Able South Carolina
Living Independently in South Carolina
Copyright © South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council, 2012
Any part of this directory may be reproduced in any form, by photocopying or
by any electronic or mechanical means, without permission in wri"ng from
both the copyright owner and the publisher of this directory.
The laws men"oned in this resource directory are for informa"onal purposes
only and expressly not for the purpose of legal advice.
We wish to thank the following individuals in the creaon of this directory:
Able SC Interns: Bri'any Ap', Rebekah Auld, Barry Brannum, Carlen Ellis,
Karen Ngan, Rebecca Wells & Jiayi Qian
First Published in 2012 by
Able South Carolina
Printed in 2012
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Welcome
Welcome
Living Independently in South Carolina includes a wide range of resources
that support independent living and inclusion for people with disabili"es
living in South Carolina.
This directory is available in braille, large print, and Spanish. Should you
need an alterna"ve format, please call the South Carolina Independent
Living Council at (800) 994-4322.
We hope that everyone who uses this directory finds it resourceful!
Supported By:
The South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council
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Advocacy & Legal Rights
Advocacy
AAPD
AARP South Carolina
ADAPT
APRIL
ARC of South Carolina
The Benefit Bank
Consor"um for Ci"zens with Disabili"es
DAC (Now Able South Carolina)
disAbility Resource Center
LaMondré Pough Unlimited, LLC - Speaker
Mental Health America of SC
Mental Illness Recovery Center (MIRCI)
NAMI of South Carolina
Na"onal Council on Independent Living
Partners in Policymaking
PRO-Parents
Protec"on & Advocacy for People with Disabili"es
SC Appleseed Legal Jus"ce Center
SC Au"sm Society
SC Client Assistance Program (CAP)
SC Developmental Disabili"es Council
SC Statewide Independent Living Council
SC Share
Special Needs Advocacy
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living- Lowcountry
Phone
Page #
800-840-8844 ...……….24
866-389-5655……….....24
303-733-9324……….....24
501-753-3400……….....25
803-748-5020 ………....25
800-726-8774 ………....25
202-783-2229 ………....26
800-681-6805……….....26
843-225-5080……….....26
803-476-2711……….....27
803-779-5363……….....27
803-786-1844……….....27
800-788-5131……….....28
877-525-3400……….....28
800-759-4776……….....28
803-772-5688 ………....29
866-275-7273…………..29
803-779-1113…………..29
800-438-4790…………..30
800-868-0040…………..30
803-734-0465…………..30
800-994-4322……….....31
803-739-5712……….....31
843-849-1335……….....31
803-279-9611……….....32
877-821-8400……….....32
Important Laws
Americans with Disabili"es Act (ADA)
ADA Title I: Employment
ADA Title II: State and Local Government Ac"vi"es
ADA Title III: Public Accommoda"ons
ADA Title IV: Telecommunica"ons Relay Services
Air Carrier Access Act
Architectural Barriers Act
Civil Rights of Ins"tu"onalized Persons Act
Fair Housing Act
Individuals with Disabili"es Educa"on Act
The Olmstead Act
Rehabilita"on Act
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Important Laws Connued
Rehabilita"on Act: Sec"on 501
Rehabilita"on Act: Sec"on 503
Rehabilita"on Act: Sec"on 504
Rehabilita"on Act: Sec"on 508
Telecommunica"ons Act
Phone
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Vong Rights
Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002
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Na"onal Voter Registra"on Act , “Motor Voter Act”
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Vo"ng Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act …………………...………....40
Vo"ng Rights Act of 1965 (VRA)
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Legal Rights
Department of Jus"ce
Disability Rights Educa"on Fund
Protec"on & Advocacy for People with Disabili"es
SC Appleseed Legal Jus"ce Center
SC Human Affairs Commission
SC Legal Services
Southeast ADA Center
Through the Looking Glass
U.S. EEO Commission
202-307-0663………....41
800-348-4232………....41
866-275-7273………....42
803-779-1113………....42
800-521-0725………....42
888-346-5592………....43
800-949-4232………....43
800-644-2666………....43
800-669-4000………....44
Self Advocacy Groups
Amputee Buddy Learning & Encouragement
ARC Of SC: People on the Go
Be'er Breather’s Club
Brain Injury Associa"on of SC Peer Support Groups
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group
Fairfield County DSN Advocacy Group
Florence County DSN Advocacy Council
HealthSouth Amputee & Stroke Support Groups
HopeHealth, Lower Savannah
Impact SC Self Advocacy Council
Living Well with Diabetes
Now Hear This! Chester County
Open Arms: Hampton County
Palme'o AIDS Life Support Services
People Are Dandy
People on the Go in Kershaw County
People Power
P.I.E. Group Able South Carolina
SC Spinal Cord Injury Associa"on Peer Support
SC SHARE
800-829-4833………....45
803-748-5020………....45
843-744-2750………....45
877-824-3228………....46
803-604-0061………....46
803-635-2154………....46
800-340-4028………....47
843-820-7777………....47
803-643-1977………....47
866-697-0732………....48
843-339-4530………....48
803-581-1091………....48
803-943-4818………....49
800-922-7319………....49
803-765-9430………....49
803-432-4841………....50
803-778-1669………....50
800-681-6805………....50
866-445-5509………....51
803-739-5712………....51
Vong
League of Women Voters of SC
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803-251-2726………....52
Vong Connued
Protec"on & Advocacy -PAVA Program
South Carolina Elec"on Commission
South Carolina Young Voters Ini"a"ve
Phone
Page #
866-275-7273………....52
803-734-9060………....52
843-577-4122………....53
County Elecon Commission/Boards
Abbeville County
Aiken County
Allendale County
Anderson County
Bamberg County
Barnwell County
Beaufort County
Berkeley County
Calhoun County
Charleston County
Cherokee County
Chester County
Chesterfield County
Clarendon County
Colleton County
Darlington County
Dillon County
Dorchester County
Edgefield County
Fairfield County
Florence County
Georgetown County
Greenville County
Greenwood County
Hampton County
Horry County
Jasper County
Kershaw County
Lancaster County
Laurens County
Lee County
Lexington County
Marion County
Marlboro County
McCormick County
Newberry County
Oconee County
Orangeburg County
Pickens County
Richland County
Saluda County
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864-366-5312………....54
803-642-2028………....54
803-584-4178………....54
864-260-4149………....54
803-245-3028………....54
803-541-1060………....54
866-851-8683………....54
843-719-4056………....54
803-874-2929………....55
843-744-8683………....55
864-487-2559………....55
803-385-2114………....55
843-623-2265………....55
803-435-4254………....55
843-549-2842………....55
843-398-4900………....55
843-774-7261………....55
843-563-0071………....55
803-637-4072………....56
803-635-6255………....56
843-665-2351………....56
843-545-3339………....56
864-467-7250………....56
864-942-8585………....56
803-914-2134………....56
843-915-5440………....56
843-726-7709………....56
803-424-4016………....56
803-285-2969………....57
864-984-4431………....57
803-484-5341………....57
803-785-8361………....57
843-423-8268………....57
843-479-5612………....57
864-852-2089………....57
803-321-2121………....57
864-638-4196………....57
803-533-6213………....57
864-898-5948………....58
803-576-2200………....58
864-445-4500………....58
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County Elecon Commission/Boards Connued
Spartanburg County
Sumter County
Union County
Williamsburg County
York County
Phone
Page #
864-596-2549………....58
803-436-2313………....58
864-429-1616………....58
843-355-2181………....58
803-684-1242………....58
Assisve Technology
AT Recycling/Loan Programs
Allied Opportuni"es
disAbility Resource Center Loan Closet
EnableTech
FODAC
MedNeed of SC
Reboot -AT Resource Center
Re-Use Program by Able South Carolina
SC Assis"ve Technology Program-Loan Program
SC Equipment Distribu"on Program
SC VR Assis"ve Technology Loan Program
STAR Network by Walton Op"ons
Touch The Future
803-726-7143………....59
843-225-5080………....59
864-445-4543………....59
866-977-1204………....60
803-622-7827………....60
864-367-0831………….60
800-681-6805………....61
800-915-4522………....61
877-225-8337………....61
866-247-8354………....62
803-279-9611………....62
864-367-0831………....62
Informaon & Technical Assistance
Abledata
ADA Technical Assistance Program
Job Accommoda"on Network
Rehabilita"on Engineering and Assis"ve Technology
SC Assis"ve Technology Program
Southeast ADA Center
800-227-0216………....63
800-514-0301………....63
800-526-7234………....63
703-524-6686………....64
800-915-4522………....64
800-949-4232………....64
Benefits & Services
Health
The Benefit Bank
Department of Health & Environmental Control
Medicaid
Medicare
Social Security Administra"on
SC Department of Disabili"es & Special Needs
SC Department of Health & Human Services
State Health Insurance Program - Appalachia
State Health Insurance Program - Catawba
State Health Insurance Program - Central Midlands
State Health Insurance Program - Lowcountry
State Health Insurance Program - Lower Savannah
State Health Insurance Program - Santee - Lynches
State Health Insurance Program - Trident
State Health Insurance Program - Upper Savannah
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800-726-8774………....65
803-898-3432………....65
888-809-3040………....65
800-633-4227………....66
800-772-1213………....66
888-376-4636………....66
888-549-0820………....67
800-434-4036………....67
800-622-8330………....67
800-391-1185………....67
877-846-8148………....67
866-845-1550………....67
800-948-1042………....67
800-894-0415………....67
800-922-7729………....67
Health Connued
State Health Insurance Program - Vantage Point
State Health Insurance Program - Waccamaw
Phone
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866-505-3331………....67
800-302-7550………....67
Ulies/Assistance Programs
Community Acon Agencies
Aiken/Barnwell Community Ac"on Commission
Beaufort/Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission
Berkeley-Dorchester Coun"es Economic Development
Carolina Community Ac"ons
Charleston County Human Services Commission
Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council
Darlington County Community Ac"on Agency
GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission
Lowcountry Community Ac"on Agency
Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Ac"on Agency
Pee Dee Community Ac"on Agency
Piedmont Community Ac"ons
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council
Wateree Community Ac"ons
803-648-6836………....69
843-470-4516………....69
843-761-8244………....69
803-329-5195………....69
843-723-9285………....70
843-320-9760………....70
843-332-1135………....70
864-223-8434………....70
843-549-5576………....71
803-536-1027………....71
843-678-3400………....71
864-585-8183………....71
864-269-0700………....72
843-234-4100………....72
803-775-4354………....72
Assurance Wireless
Food Assistance Programs
Safelink Wireless
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G)
South Carolina Lifeline and Link-Up Program
Supplemental Nutri"on Assistance Program (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
US Department of Energy Assistance
Welvista– Pharmacy Assistance
888-898-4888………....73
800-768-5700………....73
800-378-1684………....73
800-251-7234………....74
866-788-6565………....74
800-768-5700………....74
800-768-5700………....75
202-586-5000………....75
800-763-0059………....75
Waiver Services
Community Choices Waiver
Community Supports Waiver
Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Waiver
HIV/AIDS Waiver
Intellectual Disabili"es/Related Disabili"es Waiver
Mechanical Ven"lator Waiver
Medically Complex Children Waiver
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Waiver
Psychiatric Residen"al Waiver (CHANCE) & (PRTF)
888-847-0908………....76
888-376-4636………....76
866-867-3864………....77
888-847-0908………....77
888-376-4636………....77
888-847-0908………....78
803-898-2577………....78
888-376-4636………....78
866-779-0402………....79
Other Waiver Supports
Home Again Program
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803-898-0728………....79
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Children’s Services
Developmental Services
BabyNet
Bright Start, LLC
Centers for Developmental Services
Early Interven"on
Easter Seals South Carolina
Phone
Page #
877-621-0865………....80
803-929-1112………....80
864-331-1300………....80
800-289-7012………....80
803-429-8474………....81
Educaon
Office of Excep"onal Children
SC Department VR-Transi"on Program
SC School for the Deaf & Blind
866- 628-0910………....82
800-832-7526……….....82
888-447-2732……….....82
School Districts
Abbeville County School District
Aiken County School District
Allendale County School District
Anderson County School District 1
Anderson County School District 2
Anderson County School District 3
Anderson County School District 4
Anderson County School District 5
Bamberg County School District 1
Bamberg County School District 2
Barnwell County School District 19
Barnwell County School District 29
Barnwell County School District 45
Beaufort County School District
Berkeley County School District
Calhoun County School District
Charleston County School District
Cherokee County School District
Chester County School District
Chesterfield County School District
Clarendon County School District 1
Clarendon County School District 2
Clarendon County School District 3
Colleton County School District
Darlington County School District
Dillon County School District 3
Dillon County School District 4
Dorchester County School District 2
Dorchester County School District 4
Edgefield County School District
Fairfield County School District
Florence County School District 1
Florence County School District 2
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864-366-5428……….....83
803-641-2624……….....83
803-584-4603……….....83
864-847-7344……….....83
864-369-7364……….....83
864-348-6196……….....83
864-403-2025……….....83
864-260-5000……….....83
803-245-3049……….....83
803-793-5041……….....83
803-284-5554……….....83
803-266-7878……….....84
803-541-1300……….....84
843-322-5419……….....84
843-899-8677……….....84
803-655-7310……….....84
843-937-6500……….....84
864-902-3500……….....84
803-581-9530……….....84
843-623-5541……….....84
803-485-2325……….....84
803-435-8326……….....84
843-659-2188……….....84
843-549-2822……….....85
843-398-2253……….....85
843-752-7101……….....85
843-774-1207……….....85
843-875-4161……….....85
843-462-7629……….....85
803-275-4601……….....85
803-635-4607……….....85
843-673-1161……….....85
843-493-2061……….....85
School Districts Connued
Florence County School District 3
Florence County School District 4
Florence County School District 5
Georgetown County School District 5
Greenville County School District
Greenwood County School District 50
Greenwood County School District 51
Greenwood County School District 52
Lee County School District
Hampton County School District 1
Hampton County School District 2
Horry County School District
Jasper County School District
Kershaw County School District
Lancaster County School District
Laurens County School District 55
Laurens County School District 56
Lexington County School District 1
Lexington County School District 2
Lexington County School District 4
Lexington County School District 5
Marion County School District 1
Marion County School District 2
Marion County School District 7
Marlboro County School District
McCormick County School District
Newberry County School District
Oconee County School District
Orangeburg County School District 3
Orangeburg County School District 4
Orangeburg County School District 5
Pickens County School District
Richland County School District 1
Richland County School District 2
Saluda County School District
SC Public Charter School District
Spartanburg County School District 1
Spartanburg County School District 2
Spartanburg County School District 3
Spartanburg County School District 4
Spartanburg County School District 5
Spartanburg County School District 6
Spartanburg County School District 7
Sumter County School District
Union County School District
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Phone
Page #
843-374-2393……….....85
843-346-3956……….....85
843-386-2358……….....85
843-436-7126……….....85
864-355-3395……….....86
864-941-5481……….....86
864-456-7496……….....86
864-543-3100……….....86
803-484-5327……….....86
803-943-9434……….....86
803-625-5058……….....86
843-488-6789……….....86
843-717-1130……….....86
803-425-8925……….....86
803-285-8439……….....86
864-984-3568……….....86
864-833-0800……….....87
803-951-8391……….....87
803-739-4024……….....87
803-568-1000……….....87
803-476-8222……….....87
843-423-1811……….....87
843-464-3740……….....87
843-423-2891……….....87
843-454-2038……….....87
864-852-2435……….....87
803-321-2600……….....87
864-886-4400……….....87
803-496-3288……….....88
803-395-7066……….....88
803-533-7968……….....88
864-855-8150……….....88
803-231-6773……….....88
803-738-3255……….....88
864-445-8714……….....88
803-734-8067……….....88
864-472-2846……….....88
864-578-0128……….....88
864-279-6017……….....88
864-476-3186……….....88
864-949-2309……….....88
864-576-4212……….....88
864-594-4493……….....89
803-469-8536……….....89
864-429-1735……….....89
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School Districts Connued
Williamsburg County School District
York County School District 1
York County School District 2
York County School District 3
York County School District 4
Phone
Page #
843-355-5533……….....89
803-684-1904……….....89
803-810-8406……….....89
803-981-1085……….....89
803-548-2527……….....89
Family Support
ABC Child Care
Caring Connec"on/MUSC
Family Connec"on of South Carolina
Federa"on of Families of SC
Friends of Persons with Disabili"es
Marion-Dillon Parent Guardian Associa"on
Parents & Guardians Associa"on
Parents Reaching Out to Parents
Saleeby Center Parents Council
Through the Looking Glass
Upstate Parents Network
800-476-0199……….....90
800-424-6872……….....90
800-578-8750……….....90
866-779-0402……….....91
803-628-5999……….....91
843-423-2201……….....91
843-774-6775……….....92
803-772-5688……….....92
843-332-4104……….....92
800-644.2666……….....93
864-208-5995……….....93
Health & Wellbeing
Carolina Children’s Charity
Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnos"c and Treatment
March of Dimes
SC Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Shriner’s Hospital for Children
TEFRA
USCM Team for Early Childhood Solu"ons
843-769-7555……….....94
888-549-0820……….....94
888-549-0820……….....94
803-403-8536……….....95
800-868-0404……….....95
864-271-3444……….....95
888-549-0820……….....96
803-935-5227……….....96
College
Disability Services
Benedict College
Charleston Southern University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
The Citadel
Francis Marion
Furman University
Greenville Technical College
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Lander University
Limestone College
Midlands Technical College
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803-705-4560……….....97
843-863-7159……….....97
864-656-6848……….....97
843-349-2341……….....97
843-953-1431……….....97
843-953-5305……….....97
843-661-1841……….....97
864-294-2320……….....97
864-250-8202……….....98
843-349-5249……….....98
864-388-8000……….....98
800-795-7151……….....98
803-822-3505……….....98
Disability Services Connued
Phone
Orangeburg/Calhoun Technical College
SC State
Spartanburg Community College
Trident Technical College Center for Disability Services
University of SC
University of SC—Aiken
University of SC—Beaufort
University of SC—Upstate
Winthrop University
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803-536-0311……….....98
800-260-5956……….....98
864-592-4818……….....98
877-349-7184……….....98
803-777-6142……….....98
803-643-6816……….....99
843-208-8264……….....99
864-503-5199……….....99
803-323-3290……….....99
Life Programs
CarolinaLIFE
ClemsonLIFE
Coastal CarolinaLIFE
College of Charleston R.E.A.C.H
803-777-6092……….....100
864-656-0501……….....100
843-349-2387……….....101
843-953-4811……….....101
Other Programs
ClemsonHOPE
864-646-7502……….....101
Resources
Ins"tute for Community Inclusion
SC Department of Educa"on
ThinkCollege
TransCen,Inc.
617-287-4300……….....102
803-734-8500……….....102
www.thinkcollege.net……….....103
www.transcen.org……….....103
Employment
Employment & Training Resources
AbilityJobs/Job Access
Bender Consul"ng
Community Op"ons Supported Employment
DisABLED Person Inc.
Goodwill Job Connec"on
Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina
Job Accommoda"on Network
USC Supported Employment Program
www.jobaccess.org………......104
412-787-8567……….....104
803-750-8998……….....104
760-420-1269……….....105
803-808-0299……….....105
888-560-0072……….....105
800-526-7234……….....106
803-935-5231……….....106
State & Government Programs
Governors Commi'ee on Employment
Program Assistance Line (“PAL” Line)
Schedule A, Hiring Authority
SC Commission for the Blind
SC Department of Employment & Workforce
SC DMH Consumer Employment Program
SC Human Affairs Commission
South Carolina Voca"onal Rehabilita"on
SSA / Ticket to Work
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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803-896-6500……….....107
803-734-2080……….....107
202-606-1800……….....108
800-922-2222……….....108
843-953-8400……….....109
803-898-4275……….....109
800-521-0725……….....110
800-832-7526……….....110
866-968-7842……….....111
800-669-4000….…….....111
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Workforce Centers
Abbeville
Aiken
Aiken Technical College
Allendale
Anderson
Bamberg
Barnwell
Benne'sville
Berkeley
Bishopville
Camden
Cheraw
Chester
Chesterfield
Colleton
Columbia
Conway
Dorchester
Edgefield
Florence
Gaffney
Greenwood
Hampton
Jasper
Lake City
Lancaster
Laurens
Lexington
Liberty
Kingstree
Marion
McAlister Square
McCormick
Newberry
Orangeburg
Piedmont
Rock Hill
Saluda
Seneca
Spartanburg
Sumter
Union
Winnsboro
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Phone
Page #
864-459-5486……….....112
803-641-7640……….....112
803-593-9954……….....112
803-584-3263……….....112
864-226-6273……….....112
803-780-1359……….....112
803-259-7116……….....112
843-479-4081……….....112
843-761-4400……….....112
803-483-2021……….....112
803-432-5153……….....112
843-320-9760……….....112
803-377-8147……….....112
843-623-3221……….....113
843-538-8980……….....113
803-737-0193……….....113
843-234-9675……….....113
843-574-1814……….....113
803-637-4029……….....113
843-669-4271……….....113
864-489-3112……….....113
864-223-1681……….....113
803-943-3291……….....113
843-726-3750……….....113
843-374-0970……….....113
803-285-6966……….....113
864-833-0142……….....113
803-359-6131……….....113
864-843-9512……….....113
843-354-7436……….....114
843-423-6900……….....114
864-467-8080……….....114
864-852-3649……….....114
803-276-2110……….....114
803-534-3336……….....114
864-941-8395……….....114
803-328-3881……….....114
864-445-2047……….....114
864-882-2259……….....114
864-562-4168……….....114
803-774-1300……….....114
864-427-5672……….....114
803-635-2292……….....114
Housing
Home Modificaon
Anderson Interfaith Ministries
The Deep Well Project
East Bluff Community Organiza"on
EmmanuWheel
Home Builders Associa"on of SC
Home Works of America
Kehoe Constructors
LightHouse Ministries
My Home
Opera"on Home
SHARE Inc.
SC VR Home Modification Loan Program
US Dept. of Agriculture Rural Housing
Phone
Page #
864-226-2273……….....115
843-785-2849……….....115
803-556-9867……….....115
803-730-8042……….....116
803-771-7408……….....116
803-781-4536……….....116
803-951-0494……….....117
843-629-0830……….....117
803-331-8081……….....117
843-853-3211……….....118
864-269-0700……….....118
800-832-7526……….....118
803-765-5163……….....119
Housing Authories
Aiken Housing Authority
Charleston Count Housing & Redevelopment
Columbia Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the City of Charleston
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville
The Housing Authority of Fort Mill
SC Regional Housing Authority #3
SC State Housing Finance & Development
The Spartanburg Housing Authority
803-649-6673……….....120
843-722-1942……….....120
803-254-3886……….....120
843-720-3970……….....121
864-467-4250……….....121
803-547-6787……….....121
803-259-3588……….....122
803-896-9001……….....122
864-598-6001……….....122
Informaon
Charleston Trident Urban League
Family Services, Inc.
Social Serve
SC Housing & Urban Development
SC Human Affairs Commission
SC Housing Founda"on
Urban League of the Upstate
843-965-4037……….....123
800-232-6489……….....123
800-421-1221……….....124
803-253-3292……….....124
800-521-0725……….....124
800-922-5504……….....125
864-224-3862……….....125
Programs
First –Time Home Buyer Program
Healing Proper"es
Home Again Program
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Mental Health America South Carolina
Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)
Suppor"ve Community Living Ini"a"ve (SCLI)
USC Supportive Housing Services
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803-896-9508……….....126
803-251-3425……….....126
803-898-0728……….....126
803-896-8888……….....127
803-779-5363……….....127
803-786-1844……….....127
803-935-5947……….....128
803-343-3437……….....128
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Independent Living
Naonal Independent Living Organizaons
APRIL
Na"onal Council on Independent Living
Phone
Page #
501-753-3400……….....129
877-525-3400……….....129
SC Centers For Independent Living
DAC (Now Able South Carolina)
disAbility Resource Center
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living- Lowcountry
800-681-6805……….....131
843-225-5080……….....131
803-279-9611……….....132
877-821-8400……….....132
Statewide Independent Living Council
SC Statewide Independent Living Council
800-994-4322……….....133
Sports & Recreaon
Acvies
Capital Senior Center
Charleston Area Therapeu"c Riding
Cherry Grove Pier Fishing
City of Anderson Recrea"on Center
Fishing & Hun"ng Licenses
Fun 4 All
Red Barn Pony Park & Equestrian Center
Rein & Shine: Horses that Heal
Richland County Adaptive Recreation
Safari Club Interna"onal Low Country Chapter
SC Department of Natural Resources
Very Special Arts of SC (VSA)
803-779-1971……….....134
843-559-6040……….....134
843-249-1625……….....134
864-231-2232……….....135
803-734-3833……….....135
803-920-9753……….....135
803-494-8004……….....136
843-849-0964……….....136
803-754-6720……….....136
843-757-0000……….....137
803-734-3886……….....137
803-734-0445……….....137
Beaches
Charleston County Park & Recrea"on
Isle of Palms County Park
Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Folly Beach County Park
Hilton Head
Myrtle Beach
843-795-4386……….....138
843-886-3863……….....138
843-768-2395……….....138
843-795-4386……….....139
800-523-3373……….....139
843-918-1014……….....140
Camps
Camp Adam Fisher
Camp Burnt Gin
Camp Discovery
Camp Good Times
Camp Happy Days
Camp Hope
Camp Independence
Camp Lion’s Den
Camp Puzzle Palooza
Camp Sertoma
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803-434-2442……….....142
803-898-0455……….....142
803-754-2008……….....142
843-817-2221……….....143
843-571-4336……….....143
864-646-7502……….....143
800-342-2383……….....144
864-646-7502……….....144
803-292-9805……….....144
866-737-8662……….....145
Camps Connued
Camp Sewee
Camp Skilzz
Camp Spearhead
Camp Sunshine
Camp T.A.L.K.
PAALS Doggone Days of Summer Camp
SC School for the Deaf and Blind Summer Camp
Super Summer Camp
Phone
Page #
864-878-1103……….....145
803-467-0564……….....145
864-836-8028……….....146
803-754-6720……….....146
803-466-7387……….....146
803-788-7063……….....147
888-447-2732……….....147
803-732-1999……….....147
Fitness
Aqua"cs at McLeod Health & Fitness Center
Center for Health & Fitness
Fitness Forum
LifeCenter Health & Condi"oning Club
843-777-3000……….....148
843-716-7111……….....148
843-661-3815……….....148
864-455-4231……….....149
Carolina Lakes Golf Course
Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Mini Golf
Fort Jackson Golf Club
Myrtlewood Golf Club
The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course
The Walker Course at Clemson University
Tidewater Golf Course & Plantation
Whispering Pines Golf Course
803-895-1399……….....150
843-913-9301……….....150
803-787-0915……….....150
843-913-4516……….....151
843-228-2240……….....151
864-656-0236……….....151
843-913-2424……….....152
843-918-2305……….....152
Access Pass
Charles Pinckney Na"onal Historic Site
Charleston County Park & Recrea"on Commi'ee
Congaree Na"onal Park
Cowpens Na"onal Ba'lefield
Fort Sumter Na"onal Monument
Ninety Six Na"onal Historic Site
888-467-2757……….....153
843-881-5516……….....153
843-762-2172……….....154
803-776-4396……….....154
864-461-2828……….....154
843-883-3123……….....155
864-543-4068……….....155
Golf
Parks
Playgrounds
Aiken Library Park
The All Children’s Park
Cleveland Park Accessible Playground
Free2play - Mauldin Miracle Park
Kings Mountain Na"onal Military Park
Virginia Hylton Park
803-642-7636……….....156
843-913-6111……….....156
864-288-6470……….....156
864-497-9622……….....157
864-936-7921……….....157
803-359-1027……….....157
Sports
Abili"es Unlimited of the Carolinas
Adapted Sailing - Anchors Away!
Anderson YMCA-Special Olympics Swim Team
Achieving Wheelchair Equality (AWE)
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704-651-9900……….....158
803-792-0721……….....158
864-716-6260……….....158
843-870-9307……….....159
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Sports Continued
Canoeing for Kids
Carolina Crash
Challenged Athletes Founda"on
Charleston Miracle League
Clemson Challenger League Baseball Program
Dream Riders
Dwarf Athle"c Associa"on of America
H.A.L.T.E.R.
Happy Hoovers Therapeu"c Equestrian Center
Heroes on Horseback
Mauldin Maulers Wheelchair SoUball
Mauldin Miracle League
North Charleston Rolling Hurricanes
SC Disabled Sportsmen Associa"on
Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Associa"on
Spartanburg Pistons Wheelchair Basketball
Special Olympics South Carolina
Sports Mobility Network
The USTA Southern Wheelchair Tennis Commi'ee
U.S. Na"onal Amputee Soccer Team
Wheelin’ Sportsman
Phone
Page #
803-791-1727……….....159
704-355-1062……….....159
858-866-0959……….....160
843-478-1634……….....160
864-656-1531……….....160
803-957-7906……….....161
888-598-3222……….....161
864-577-7638……….....161
864-898-0043……….....162
843-757-5607……….....162
864-335-4850……….....162
864-288-3354……….....163
843-824-6887……….....163
803-898-9710……….....163
843-280-5632……….....164
864-590-1098……….....164
800-765-7276……….....164
843-280-5632……….....165
800-644-7282……….....165
843-504-5773……….....165
800-843-6983……….....166
Support Organizaons
Aging and Disability Resource Centers & Offices
SC Appalachian Council of Governments
Catawba Area Agency on Aging
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Darlington County Council on Aging
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments
Trident Area on Aging
Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
800-434-4036……….....167
800-662-8330……….....167
866-394-4166……….....167
866-505-3331……….....167
877-846-8148……….....167
866-845-1550……….....168
800-948-1042……….....168
800-894-0415……….....168
800-922-7729……….....168
888-302-7550……….....168
800-868-9095……….....168
Ausm
ASPIRE
Au"sm Advocate Founda"on
Au"sm Speaks
Believe!
Building Futures Au"sm Clinic
Bu'erfly Kisses Au"sm Group
Carolina Au"sm
Carolina Au"sm Resource & Evalua"on Center
Carolina Therapy Associates
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843-628-2935……….....169
843-213-0217……….....169
212-252-8584……….....169
803-624-0344……….....170
843-449-0554……….....170
843-575-0364……….....170
843-573-1905……….....171
803-935-5090……….....171
834-385-6162……….....172
Ausm Connued
Charleston Au"sm Academy
Chrysalis Au"sm Center
The Dakota Center
Lowcountry Au"sm Founda"on
Move, Groove & Get Ac"ve!
Pine Grove, Inc.
Project Hope Founda"on
South Carolina Au"sm Society
South Carolina Early Au"sm Project
Phone
Page #
843-881-0330……….....172
803-328-8476……….....172
843-236-8369……….....173
843-342-9000……….....173
843-953-1987……….....173
803-438-3011……….....174
864-676-0028……….....174
800-438-4790……….....174
803-905-4427……….....175
Blindness & Low Vision
Associa"on for Educa"on & Rehabilita"on
Associa"on for the Blind
Beacon Sensory Learning Center
Na"onal Federa"on of the Blind of SC
Rocky Bo'om Retreat & Conference Center
SC Associa"on of Blind Students
SC Commission for the Blind
SC School for the Deaf & Blind
703-671-4500……….....176
843-723-6915……….....176
864-292-5154……….....176
803-254-3777……….....177
864-878-9090……….....177
866-504-7300…..…….....177
800-922-2222……….....178
888-447-2732……….....178
Deaf & Hard of Hearing
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
www.scadservices.org……….....179
Amplify Life
877-225-8337……….....179
Carolina Speech & Language Center
843-832-1795……….....179
Described & Cap"oned Media Program
800-237-6213……….....180
Relay South Carolina— 7-1-1
803-403-9763……….....180
South Carolina Associa"on of the Deaf
803-794-3175……….....181
SC School for the Deaf & Blind
888-447-2732……….....181
South Carolina Speech, Language & Hearing Assoc.
888-729-3717……….....181
Disability & Special Needs Boards
Aiken County
Allendale/Barnwell County
Anderson County
Bamberg County
Beaufort County
Calhoun County
Charleston County
Cherokee County
Chester/Lancaster County
Chesterfield County
Clarendon County
Colleton County
Darlington County
Dorchester County
Georgetown County
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803-642-8800……….....182
803-584-5050……….....182
864-260-4515……….....182
803-793-5003……….....182
843-525-7680……….....182
803-874-2664……….....182
843-805-5800……….....182
864-487-4190……….....182
803-285-4368……….....182
843-623-9016……….....182
803-435-2330……….....183
843-549-1732……….....183
843-332-7252……….....183
843-871-1285……….....183
843-546-8228……….....183
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Disability & Special Needs Boards Continued
Greenville County
Greenwood County
Hampton County
Horry County
Florence County
Jasper County
Kershaw County
Laurens County
Lee County
Marion/Dillon County
Marlboro County
Newberry County
Oconee County
Orangeburg County
Pickens County
Richland/Lexington
Spartanburg County
Sumter County
Union County
Williamsburg County
York County
Phone
Page #
864-679-0220……….....183
864-942-8900……….....183
803-943-4818……….....183
843-347-3010……….....183
800-340-4028……….....183
843-726-4499……….....183
803-432-4841……….....183
864-682-2314……….....183
803-484-9473……….....183
843-423-4484……….....184
843-479-1882……….....184
803-276-0078……….....184
864-885-6055……….....184
803-536-1170……….....184
864-644-2500……….....184
803-252-5179……….....184
864-595-5300……….....184
803-778-1669……….....184
864-427-7700……….....184
843-355-5481……….....184
803-628-5800……….....184
Other Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Americans with Disabili"es for A'endant Programs
303-733-9324……….....185
American Associa"on of People with Disabili"es
800-840-8844……….....185
Brain Injury Associa"on of America
703-761-0750……….....185
Brain Injury Associa"on of SC
877-824-3228……….....186
Cedar Springs Academy
888-447-2732……….....186
Cys"c Fibrosis Founda"on - SC Chapter
843-388-5968……….....186
Disability.gov
disability.gov……….....187
DisabilityResources.org
disabilityresources.org……….....187
Down Syndrome Associa"on of the Lowcountry
843-553-3725……….....187
Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville
864-282-0167……….....187
Easter Seals of South Carolina
803-466-4089……….....188
Epilepsy Founda"on
800-332-1000……….....188
Family Resource Center
843-266-1318……….....188
First Call– United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1………...................189
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
800-532-7667……….....189
National Down Syndrome Society
800-221-4602……….....189
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolinas
704-525-2955……….....190
South Carolina Access
803-734-9900……….....190
SC Brain Injury Leadership Council
864-455-2626……….....190
SC Spinal Cord Injury Associa"on
866-445-5509……….....191
Spina Bifida Association of America
800-621-3141……….....191
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Disability Agencies & Organizaons Connued
SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
SC Partnership of Disability Organiza"ons
The Reeve Founda"on
South Carolina Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department
Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
United Cerebral Palsy of SC
Phone
Page #
888-376-4636……….....191
803-750-6988……….....192
800-225-0292……….....192
803-896-6500……….....192
803-642-8800……….....193
888-827-7277……….....193
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilies
ARC of South Carolina
ARC of Coastal Carolina
ARC of Pickens County
American Associa"on on Intellectual Disabili"es
Berkeley Ci"zens, Inc.
Healing Farm
SC Developmental Disabili"es Council
803-748-5020……….....194
843-286-3040……….....194
864-859-5416……….....194
800-840-8844……….....194
843-761-0300……….....194
843-971-9300……….....195
803-734-0465……….....195
Library Services
Anderson County Library Services
Center for Disability Resources Library-USC
SC State Library - Talking Book Services
864-260-4500……….....196
803-935-5231……….....196
803-734-8026……….....196
Mental Health
Mental Health America, South Carolina
Mental Illness Recovery Center , Inc. (MIRCI)
Na"onal Alliance of Mental Illness Midlands
Na"onal Alliance of Mental Illness Upstate
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
SC SHARE
866-929-6145……….....197
803-786-1844……….....197
800-788-5131……….....197
864-331-3300……….....197
803-898-8581……….....198
803-739-5712……….....198
Service Animals
Carolina Canine Companions for Independence
Dogs for Au"sm
Guide Dogs of America
Na"onal Associa"on of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)
Palme'o Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)
Southeastern Assistance Dogs
The Service Dog Ins"tute
407-522-3300……….....199
864-810-0134……….....199
818-833-6431……….....200
888-624-3841……….....200
803-788-7063……….....200
803-235-9869……….....201
864-399-4392……….....201
Tax Informaon
Tax Exempons
SC Department of Revenue
803-898-5000……….....202
Transportaon
Drivers Training
Atlan"c Physical Therapy’s Driver Rehabilita"on
Dorn VA Medical Center Drivers Rehab Services
Mobility Research Clinic at Palmetto Health
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843-293-7713……….....204
803-776-4000……….....204
803-434-7750……….....204
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Drivers Training Connued
Roger C. Peace Driver Rehabilita"on Program
Star Riding & Driving, Inc.
Phone
Page #
864-455-4959……….....205
803-652-3231……….....205
Informaon & Assistance
Project Ac"on Accessible Travelers’ Database
Nonemergency Medical Transporta"on
SC Department of Motor Vehicles
800-659-6428……….....206
866-910-7688……….....206
800-442-1368……….....206
Public Transportaon
Aging, Disability, & Transportation Resource Center
Best Friend Express
Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA)
Clemson Area Transit
Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA)
Coast RTA
Cross Country Connec"ons
Dial-A-Ride Transit Service (DART)
Harbison Wheels Program
Five Points Wheels
Greenlink (GAP)
Independent Transporta"on Network Charleston
J.R Services, Inc.
Northeast Wheels
PDRTA - Paratransit Cheraw
PDRTA - Paratransit Florence
PDRTA - Paratransit Marion
Spartanburg County Transporta"on Service Bureau
Santee Wateree Regional Transporta"on Authority
TriCounty Link System
York County Access
866-845-1550……….....207
803-649-7981……….....207
843-724-7420……….....208
864-654-2287……….....208
803-255-7085……….....208
843-488-0865……….....209
866-845-1550……….....209
803-255-7123……….....209
803-749-1911……….....210
803-779-1971……….....210
864-467-2759……….....210
843-225-2715……….....211
864-834-4222……….....211
803-576-3467……….....211
843-537-6610……….....212
843-665-2227……….....212
843-423-6112……….....212
864-560-4113……….....212
888-748-4987……….....212
800-966-6631……….....213
803-327-6694……….....213
A&M Taxi’s
Access Taxi, LLC
AK Transporta"on
Alquds-Beitaksa, LLC
Blue Ribbon Taxi Cab Co.
Capital City Cab
Checker Yellow Cab Co.
Coastal Limo & Transport
Deluxe Cab, LLC
Hamilton Limo Service
SNS Transporta"on Services, LLC
843-504-9394……….....214
803-665-4646……….....214
843-448-8888……….....214
315-351-5417……….....214
803-786-9427……….....214
803-926-3691……….....214
803-739-7135……….....214
843-696-3918……….....214
803-920-6445……….....214
843-735-1221……….....214
917-628-3511……….....214
Taxi’s
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Vehicle Modificaons
Modificaons
BP&S Rehab
Carolina Mobility Sales
Disabled Dealer
FODAC
Herbert’s Mobility
Ilderton Conversion Company
SC Assis"ve Technology Program
Southeastern Health Plus, Inc.
Phone
Page #
800-256-6017……….....215
866-826-5438……….....215
800-588-5099……….....216
770-491-9014……….....216
843-571-1515……….....216
877-576-0414……….....217
800-915-4522……….....217
877-386-0600……….....217
Veterans
Informaon & Assistance
Alston Wilkes Veterans Home Midlands
Alston Wilkes Veterans Home Upstate
Columbia Veterans Center & Readjustment
Disabled American Veterans
Hidden Wounds
SC Paralyzed Veterans of America Service Office
SC State Office of Veterans Affairs
SC Veterans
Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America
US Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
Wounded Warrior
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803-748-7489……….....218
864-242-0808……….....218
877-927-8387……….....218
803-791-4422……….....218
888-449-4376……….....219
800-795-3631……….....219
803-734-0200……….....219
843-552-5444……….....220
800-292-9336……….....220
800-827-1000……….....220
877-832-6997……….....221
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Advocacy & Legal Rights: Advocacy
Advocacy & Legal Rights
ADVOCACY
American Associaon of People with Disabilies (AAPD)
2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Toll-Free: (800) 840-8844
Phone/TTY: (202) 457-0046
Fax: (866) 536-4461
www.aapd.com
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) organizes the disability
community to be a powerful force for change politically, socially, and economically. AAPD recognizes the value of working in broad coalitions to foster unity, leadership, and change. While they
do not provide direct assistance to individuals, they can provide individuals with referrals to other organizations that can help. This is a national organization.
AARP South Carolina
1201 Main Street, Suite 1280
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-Free: (866) 389-5655
Fax: (803) 251-4374
www.aarp.org
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpar"san organiza"on, which assists people over the age of 50 to maintain their independence, choice, and control. AARP believes strongly in the principles of collec"ve
purpose, collec"ve voice, and the collec"ve power of all individuals in the United States over the
age of 50.
ADAPT
201 S. Cherokee
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: (303) 733-9324
www.adapt.org
1640-A E. 2nd St. Suite 100
Aus"n, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 442-0252
ADAPT is a na"onal grass-roots community organiza"on that organizes disability rights
ac"vists to engage in nonviolent direct ac"on, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and
human rights of people with disabili"es to live in freedom. This is a naonal
organizaon and serves residents in South Carolina.
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Associaon of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
2001 Pershing Circle, Suite 200
North Li'le Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501) 753-3400
Fax: (501) 753-3406
www.april-rural.org
The Associa"on of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a na"onal grass roots,
consumer controlled, nonprofit membership organiza"on consis"ng of centers for
independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils,
other organiza"ons, and individuals concerned with the independent living issues of people
with disabili"es living in rural America. This is a naonal organizaon but accepts memberships
naonwide.
Arc of South Carolina
3214 Leaphart Road, Suite C.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 748-5020
Fax: (803) 750-8121
www.arcsc.org
The Arc of South Carolina serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabili"es.
They ensure every individual, regardless of disability, has the opportunity to choose and
realize their goals of where they learn, live, and work. Since 1950, The Arc has provided
guidance in the areas of advocacy, educa"on, public awareness, preven"on, and research.
The Benefit Bank
107 Saluda Pointe Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Toll-Free: (800) 726-8774
Phone: (803) 454-3850 x 2017
Fax: (803) 454-3860
www.thebenefitbank.org/southcarolina
Since 1991, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health has been working to improve the health
status of rural and underserved people throughout the state of South Carolina. They pursue
their mission through advocacy and educa"on and through assis"ng providers, communi"es
and policy makers. The Benefits Banks is an online service designed to secure funds and
services for individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long term
financial stability.
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Consorum for Cizens with Disabilies
1660 L Street, NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 783-2229
Fax: (202) 783-8250
www.c-c-d.org
The Consor"um for Ci"zens with Disabili"es is a coali"on of approximately 100 na"onal
disability organiza"ons who work together to advocate for na"onal public policy that ensures
the self-determina"on, independence, empowerment, integra"on, and inclusion of children
and adults with disabili"es in all aspects of society. This is a naonal organizaon.
Able South Carolina
Formerly Disability Acon Center, Inc.
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 779-5121
Toll-Free: (800) 681-6805
TTY: (803) 779-0949
Fax: (803) 779-5114
www.able-sc.org
330 Pelham Rd, Suite 100A
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 235-1421
Toll-Free: (800) 681-7715
TTY: (864) 235-8798
Fax: (864) 253-2056
Able South Carolina (formerly Disability Ac"on Center) is commi'ed to individual and systems
advocacy. They encourage individuals with disabili"es to learn and apply self-advocacy skills in
their everyday life. Able SC seeks to engage local, state, and na"onal leaders to create changes
to make it possible for people with disabili"es to live independently. Able SC serves 23
coun"es. See full lis"ng under Independent Living for specific coun"es served.
disAbility Resource Center
7944 Dorchester Road, Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 225-5080
TTY: (843) 225-0231
Fax: (843) 225 5082
www.drcilc.org
The disAbility Resource Center (dRC) facilitates and promotes self-advocacy, individual
advocacy, and community/systems advocacy to effec"vely problem solve, remove of barriers,
and improve the quality of life for individuals with disabili"es. dRC serves 5 coun"es. See full
lis"ng under Independent Living for specific coun"es served.
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LaMondré Pough Unlimited, LLC (Speaker)
Phone: (803) 476-2711
LaMondré Pough Unlimited, LLC offers inspira"onal presenta"ons, training, and coaching to
companies. Services focuses on empowerment and diversity. Their mission is to inspire people
to live life without limits.
Mental Health America - South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-5363
www.mha-sc.org
The mission of Mental Health America South Carolina (MHASC) is to improve the lives of people
with mental illness in South Carolina. MHASC assists individuals with mental illnesses and their
families, provides educa"onal training, and raises awareness throughout the state through
health fairs and advocacy ac"vi"es.
Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. (MIRCI)
3809 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 786-1844
Fax: (803) 754-7783
www.mirci.org
The mission of MIRCI is to provide community based services to individuals recovering from
severe mental illness or emo"onal disorders in the Midlands of South Carolina through
counseling, housing and financial management ini"a"ves.
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Naonal Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) South Carolina
PO Box 1267
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (800) 788-5131
Phone: (803) 733-9592
Fax: (803) 733-9593
www.namisc.org
NAMI SC is the state chapter for the Na"onal Alliance on Mental Illness. Their mission is to
improve the quality of life for individuals who live with mental illnesses and their families by
promo"ng the availability of effec"ve services and resources, through educa"on, support and
advocacy. NAMI has several SC affiliates. To find an affiliate nearest you, please visit:
www.namisc.org/namisclocalaffil.html
Naonal Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Toll-Free: (877) 525-3400
Phone: (202) 207-0334
TTY: (202) 207-0340
Fax: (202) 207-0341
www.ncil.org
NCIL works to advance independent living and the rights of people with disabili"es through
consumer-driven advocacy. They envision a world in which people with disabili"es are valued
equally and par"cipate fully. This is a naonal organizaon but accepts memberships
naonwide.
Partners in Policymaking
Pro-Parents
652 Bush River Road, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 772-5688
Toll-free: (800) 759-4776
Fax: (803) 772-5341
www.proparents.org
Partners in Policymaking Leadership training program for parents of children with
developmental disabili"es and adults with disabili"es that teaches them how to be effec"ve
advocates with policymakers and how to advocate for systems change. PIP is a project of the
SC Partnership of Disability Organiza"ons and is administered by PRO-Parents. The project is
funded through a grant from the SC Developmental Disabili"es Council.
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PRO-Parents
652 Bush River Road, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 772-5688
Fax: (803) 772-5341
www.proparents.org
Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organization that
provides information and training about education to families of children with all types of
disabilities. The agency believes that parents can be the best advocates for their children.
Advisors at PRO-Parents help parents to become aware of their rights and responsibilities
through telephone counseling, workshops and written material.
Protecon & Advocacy for People with Disabilies, Inc.
Central Office
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll Free: (866) 275-7273
Phone: (803) 782-0639
TTY: (866) 232-4525
www.pandasc.org
Established in 1977 as the protec"on and advocacy system for the State of South Carolina,
P&A is a member of the Na"onal Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and is mandated by state
and federal law to protect the rights of people with disabili"es in South Carolina. P&A has four
offices: Columbia, Charleston, Florence and Greenville.
SC Appleseed Legal Jusce Center
P.O. Box 7187
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 779-1113
Fax: (803) 779-5951
www.scjustice.org
The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center advocates for specific populations,
including people with disabilities, whose concerns and needs generally go unheard in the government.
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South Carolina Ausm Society
652 Bush River Rd, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (800) 438-4790
Phone: (803) 750-6988
Fax: (803) 750-8211
www.scau"sm.org
The South Carolina Au"sm Society (SCAS) provides support, advocacy, and informa"on and
referral services for South Carolinians with Au"sm. Advocacy is an important aspect of SCAS’
purpose. They work with policymakers throughout the state to help improve the
services available to individuals with an au"sm spectrum disorder.
South Carolina Client Assistance Program (CAP)
1205 Pendleton Street,
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0285
Toll Free: (800) 868-0040
Fax: (803) 734-0546
TTY: (803) 734-1147
www.oepp.sc.gov/cap
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally mandated program that advocates for
persons with disabili"es in South Carolina who are seeking or receiving services through the
Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department (VR), Commission for the Blind (CB), and all
Independent Living Programs (IL) and projects funded under the Rehabilita"on Act of 1973, as
amended.
South Carolina Developmental Disabilies Council
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 461
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0465
TTY (803) 734-1147
www.scddc.state.sc.us
The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is comprised of members appointed by
the governor. The membership includes individuals with developmental disabilities or their
relatives, advocates, service providers, and state and local agency representatives. It is federally funded under the Developmental Disabilities Act.
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SC Statewide Independent Living Council
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (800) 994-4322
Phone: (803) 217-3209
www.scsilc.com
The SCSILC is a Governor-appointed, non-profit, cross-disability Council of 15 vo"ng members with representa"on from across the state of South Carolina. The SCSILC’s primary task
is to monitor, review and evaluate the implementa"on of the 3 year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SCSILC’s mission is to promote inclusion in all aspects of life for
South Carolinians with disabili"es.
SC Share (South Carolina Self-Help Associaon Regarding Emoons)
427 Mee"ng Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 739-5712
Fax: (803) 739-8226
www.scshare.com
SC SHARE is the only statewide mental health consumer run non-profit organiza"on of its
kind in South Carolina. The organiza"on is open to anyone who has a mental illness. SC
Share offers education, hope, and support to individuals living with mental illness. In
addition to community education, the group has Certified Peer mentors for people living in
Lexington, Richland, Horry, Florence, Charleston, and Aiken counties.
Special Needs Advocacy Group
256 Molasses Lane
Mt. Pleasant SC 29464
Phone: (843) 849-1335
www.1wp.com/go/lisahrollins
The Special Needs Advocacy Group advocates for all ages of individuals with disabilities
around the state and nationwide. Special Needs Advocacy Group help parents understand,
acquire and appropriate special needs services. They can help parents at their child’s IEP
meetings, advise with legal service plans, and can help with private insurance appeals.
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Walton Opons for Independent Living
North Augusta
Lowcountry
325 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-9611
Relay: 7-1-1
Fax: (803) 279-9135
www.waltonop"ons.org
2414 Jefferies Blvd.
Walterboro, SC 29488
Toll-Free: (877) 821-8400
Phone: (843) 538-1600
Relay: 7-1-1
Through collabora"ve efforts with area resources and consumer advocacy groups, Walton
Op"ons engages in systems advocacy efforts and encourage individuals with disabili"es to
advocate for themselves. The rights of each individual to make decisions, control their
lives, and make choices are promoted through advocacy and public awareness efforts.
Walton Op"ons serves 10 coun"es. See full lis"ng under Independent Living for specific
coun"es served.
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IMPORTANT LAWS
Below are important laws that protects the rights of people with disabilies.
Americans with Disabilies Act (ADA)
The ADA prohibits discrimina"on on the basis of disability in employment, State and local
government, public accommoda"ons, commercial facili"es, transporta"on, and
telecommunica"ons. It also applies to the United States Congress.
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a rela"onship or associa"on
with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a
person who has a physical or mental impairment that substan"ally limits one or more major
life ac"vi"es, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who
is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all
of the impairments that are covered. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
ADA Title I: Employment
Title I requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with
disabili"es an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related
opportuni"es available to others. For example, it prohibits discrimina"on in recruitment,
hiring, promo"ons, training, pay, social ac"vi"es, and other privileges of employment. It
restricts ques"ons that can be asked about an applicant's disability before a job offer is
made, and it requires that employers make reasonable accommoda"on to the known
physical or mental limita"ons of otherwise qualified individuals with disabili"es, unless it
results in undue hardship. Religious en""es with 15 or more employees are covered under
Title I.
Title I complaints can be filed with the SC Human Affairs Commission in SC or the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the date of discrimina"on,
or 300 days if the charge is filed with a designated State or local fair employment prac"ce
agency. Individuals may file a lawsuit in Federal court only aUer they receive a right-to-sue
le'er. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
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ADA Title II: State and Local Government Acvies
Title II covers all ac"vi"es of State and local governments regardless of the government
en"ty's size or receipt of Federal funding. Title II requires that State and local governments
give people with disabili"es an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs,
services, and ac"vi"es (e.g. public educa"on, employment, transporta"on, recrea"on,
health care, social services, courts, vo"ng, and town mee"ngs).
State and local governments are required to follow specific architectural standards in the
new construc"on and altera"on of their buildings. They also must relocate programs or
otherwise provide access in inaccessible older buildings, and communicate effec"vely with
people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabili"es. Public en""es are not required to
take ac"ons that would result in undue financial and administra"ve burdens. They are required to make reasonable modifica"ons to policies, prac"ces, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimina"on, unless they can demonstrate that doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or ac"vity being provided.
Complaints of "tle II viola"ons may be filed with the Department of Jus"ce within 180 days
of the date of discrimina"on. In certain situa"ons, cases may be referred to a media"on
program sponsored by the Department. The Department may bring a lawsuit where it has
inves"gated a ma'er and has been unable to resolve viola"ons.
Title II may also be enforced through private lawsuits in Federal court. It is not necessary to
file a complaint with the Department of Jus"ce (DOJ) or any other Federal agency, or to
receive a right-to-sue le'er, before going to court. For more informa"on, visit
www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
ADA Title III: Public Accommodaons
Title III covers businesses and nonprofit service providers that are public accommoda"ons,
privately operated en""es offering certain types of courses and examina"ons, privately
operated transporta"on, and commercial facili"es. Public accommoda"ons are private
en""es who own, lease, lease to, or operate facili"es such as restaurants, retail stores, hotels, movie theaters, private schools, conven"on centers, doctors' offices, homeless shelters, transporta"on depots, zoos, funeral homes, day care centers, and recrea"on facili"es
including sports stadiums and fitness clubs. Transporta"on services provided by private
en""es are also covered by "tle III.
Public accommoda"ons must comply with basic nondiscrimina"on requirements that prohibit exclusion, segrega"on, and unequal treatment. They also must comply with specific
requirements related to architectural standards for new and altered buildings; reasonable
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modifica"ons to policies, prac"ces, and procedures; effec"ve communica"on with people with
hearing, vision, or speech disabili"es; and other access requirements. Addi"onally,
public accommoda"ons must remove barriers in exis"ng buildings where it is easy to do so
without much difficulty or expense, given the public accommoda"on's resources.
Courses and examina"ons related to professional, educa"onal, or trade-related
applica"ons, licensing, cer"fica"ons, or creden"aling must be provided in a place and
manner accessible to people with disabili"es, or alterna"ve accessible arrangements must be
offered.
Commercial facili"es, such as factories and warehouses, must comply with the ADA's
architectural standards for new construc"on and altera"ons.
Complaints of "tle III viola"ons may be filed with the Department of Jus"ce. In certain
situa"ons, cases may be referred to a media"on program sponsored by the Department. The
Department is authorized to bring a lawsuit where there is a pa'ern or prac"ce of
discrimina"on in viola"on of "tle III, or where an act of discrimina"on raises an issue of general
public importance. Title III may also be enforced through private lawsuits. It is not necessary to
file a complaint with the Department of Jus"ce (or any Federal agency), or to receive a right-tosue le'er, before going to court. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
ADA Title IV: Telecommunicaons Relay Services
Title IV addresses telephone and television access for people with hearing and speech
disabili"es. It requires common carriers (telephone companies) to establish interstate and intrastate telecommunica"ons relay services (TRS) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TRS
enables callers with hearing and speech disabili"es who use TTYs (also known as TDDs), and callers who use voice telephones to communicate with each other through a third
party communica"ons assistant. The Federal Communica"ons Commission (FCC) has set minimum standards for TRS services. Title IV also requires closed cap"oning of Federally funded
public service announcements. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Air Carrier Access Act
The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimina"on in air transporta"on by domes"c and foreign
air carriers against qualified individuals with physical or mental impairments. It
applies only to air carriers that provide regularly scheduled services for hire to the public. Requirements address a wide range of issues including boarding assistance and certain
accessibility features in newly built aircraU and new or altered airport facili"es. People may enforce rights under the Air Carrier Access Act by filing a complaint with the U.S.
Department of Transporta"on, or by bringing a lawsuit in Federal court. For more informa"on,
visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
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Architectural Barriers Act
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires that buildings and facili"es that are designed,
constructed, or altered with Federal funds, or leased by a Federal agency, comply with
Federal standards for physical accessibility. ABA requirements are limited to architectural
standards in new and altered buildings and in newly leased facili"es. They do not address
the ac"vi"es conducted in those buildings and facili"es. Facili"es of the U.S. Postal Service
are covered by the ABA. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Civil Rights of Instuonalized Persons Act
The Civil Rights of Ins"tu"onalized Persons Act (CRIPA) authorizes the U.S. A'orney General
to inves"gate condi"ons of confinement at State and local government ins"tu"ons such as
prisons, jails, pretrial deten"on centers, juvenile correc"onal facili"es, publicly operated
nursing homes, and ins"tu"ons for people with psychiatric or developmental disabili"es. Its
purpose is to allow the A'orney General to uncover and correct widespread deficiencies
that seriously jeopardize the health and safety of residents of ins"tu"ons. The A'orney
General does not have authority under CRIPA to inves"gate isolated incidents or to represent individual ins"tu"onalized persons.
The A'orney General may ini"ate civil law suits where there is reasonable cause to believe
that condi"ons are "egregious or flagrant," that they are subjec"ng residents to "grievous
harm," and that they are part of a "pa'ern or prac"ce" of resistance to residents' full
enjoyment of cons"tu"onal or Federal rights, including "tle II of the ADA and sec"on 504 of
the Rehabilita"on Act. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act, as amended in 1988, prohibits housing discrimina"on on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and na"onal origin. Its coverage includes
private housing, housing that receives Federal financial assistance, and State and local
government housing. It is unlawful to discriminate in any aspect of selling or ren"ng
housing or to deny a dwelling to a buyer or renter because of the disability of that
individual, an individual associated with the buyer or renter, or an individual who intends to
live in the residence. Other covered ac"vi"es include, for example, financing, zoning
prac"ces, new construc"on design, and adver"sing.
The Fair Housing Act requires owners of housing facili"es to make reasonable excep"ons in
their policies and opera"ons to afford people with disabili"es equal housing opportuni"es.
For example, a landlord with a "no pets" policy may be required to grant an excep"on to
this rule and allow an individual who is blind to keep a guide dog in the residence. The Fair
Housing Act also requires landlords to allow tenants with disabili"es to make reasonable
access-related modifica"ons to their private living space, as well as to common use spaces.
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(The landlord is not required to pay for the changes.) The Act further requires that new
mul"family housing with four or more units be designed and built to allow access for
persons with disabili"es. This includes accessible common use areas, doors that are wide
enough for wheelchairs, kitchens and bathrooms that allow a person using a wheelchair to
maneuver, and other adaptable features within the units. For more informa"on, visit
www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Individuals with Disabilies Educaon Act
The Individuals with Disabili"es Educa"on Act (IDEA) (formerly called P.L. 94-142 or the
Educa"on for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975) requires public schools to make
available to all eligible children with disabili"es a free appropriate public educa"on in the
least restric"ve environment appropriate to their individual needs.
IDEA requires public school systems to develop appropriate Individualized Educa"on
Programs (IEP's) for each child. The specific special educa"on and related services outlined in
each IEP reflect the individualized needs of each student.
IDEA also mandates that par"cular procedures be followed in the development of the IEP.
Each student's IEP must be developed by a team of knowledgeable persons and must be at
least reviewed annually. The team includes the child's teacher; the parents, subject to
certain limited excep"ons; the child, if determined appropriate; an agency representa"ve who
is qualified to provide or supervise the provision of special educa"on; and other
individuals at the parents' or agency's discre"on.
If parents disagree with the proposed IEP, they can request a due process hearing and a
review from the State educa"onal agency if applicable in that state. They also can appeal the
State agency's decision to State or Federal court. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/
cguide.htm.
The Olmstead Act
The Olmstead decision of 1999 affirmed the right of individuals with disabili"es to live in the
community. Under the Americans with Disabili"es Act (ADA), agencies are required to provide services “in the most integrated se[ng appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals
with disabili"es.” In prac"ce, this means that individuals are offered community-based services as an alterna"ve to ins"tu"onaliza"on, increased personal care op"ons in the home,
greater control over their community-based services, and are provided reasonable accommoda"ons where they live rather than having to move to a more restric"ve se[ng. More recently, in 2009, the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Jus"ce decided to aggressively enforce the Olmstead Act, in an effort to eliminate unnecessary segrega"on of individuals
with disabili"es. As a result, SC Protec"on & Advocacy for People with Disabili"es (P&A) has
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established a priority to assist those individuals who are being unnecessarily refused community-based services. For more informa"on visit, www.ada.gov/olmstead/index.htm.
Rehabilitaon Act
The Rehabilita"on Act prohibits discrimina"on on the basis of disability in programs
conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment prac"ces of Federal contractors. The standards for
determining employment discrimina"on under the Rehabilita"on Act are the same as
those used in "tle I of the Americans with Disabili"es Act.
Secon 501
Sec"on 501 requires affirma"ve ac"on and nondiscrimina"on in employment by Federal
agencies of the execu"ve branch. To obtain more informa"on or to file a complaint,
employees should contact their agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Office.
Secon 503
Sec"on 503 requires affirma"ve ac"on and prohibits employment discrimina"on by Federal government contractors and subcontractors with contracts of more than $10,000.
Secon 504
Sec"on 504 states that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be
excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimina"on under" any program or ac"vity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Execu"ve agency or the United States Postal Service.
Each Federal agency has its own set of sec"on 504 regula"ons that apply to its own
programs. Agencies that provide Federal financial assistance also have sec"on 504
regula"ons covering en""es that receive Federal aid. Requirements common to these
regula"ons include reasonable accommoda"on for employees with disabili"es; program
accessibility; effec"ve communica"on with people who have hearing or vision disabili"es;
and accessible new construc"on and altera"ons. Each agency is responsible for enforcing
its own regula"ons. Sec"on 504 may also be enforced through private lawsuits. It is not
necessary to file a complaint with a Federal agency or to receive a "right-to-sue" le'er before going to court.
Secon 508
Sec"on 508 establishes requirements for electronic and informa"on technology developed,
maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government. Sec"on 508 requires Federal
electronic and informa"on technology to be accessible to people with disabili"es, including
employees and members of the public.
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An accessible informa"on technology system is one that can be operated in a variety of
ways and does not rely on a single sense or ability of the user. For example, a system that
provides output only in visual format may not be accessible to people with visual impairments and a system that provides output only in audio format may not be accessible to
people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Some individuals with disabili"es may need accessibility-related soUware or peripheral devices in order to use systems that comply with Sec"on 508. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Telecommunicaons Act
Sec"on 255 and Sec"on 251(a)(2) of the Communica"ons Act of 1934, as amended by the
Telecommunica"ons Act of 1996, require manufacturers of telecommunica"ons equipment
and providers of telecommunica"ons services to ensure that such equipment and services
are accessible to and usable by persons with disabili"es, if readily achievable. These
amendments ensure that people with disabili"es will have access to a broad range of
products and services such as telephones, cell phones, pagers, call-wai"ng, and operator
services, that were oUen inaccessible to many users with disabili"es. For more informa"on,
visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
VOTING RIGHTS
People with disabili"es have the right to vote! Below are important laws affec"ng the
vo"ng rights of people with disabili"es.
Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002
HAVA was passed aUer the 2000 elec"on to enable states to improve their electoral systems. HAVE includes funds to establish a program to provide funds to states to replace inaccessible vo"ng systems (especially punch card systems), to establish the Elec"on Assistance
Commission to assist in the administra"on of federal elec"ons and to provide assistance
with the administra"on standards for states and units of local government with responsibility for the administra"on of Federal elec"ons. HAVA required that each polling place must
have an vo"ng machine accessible to voters with disabili"es by 1/1/2006. HAVA provides
funds to P&A systems to advocate on behalf of voters with disabili"es who encounter difficul"es in registering to vote, accessing their polling place, or cas"ng their vote.
Naonal Voter Registraon Act of 1993, “Motor Voter Act”
The Na"onal Voter Registra"on Act of 1993, also known as the "Motor Voter Act," makes it
easier for all Americans to exercise their fundamental right to vote. One of the basic
purposes of the Act is to increase the historically low registra"on rates of minori"es and
persons with disabili"es that have resulted from discrimina"on. The Motor Voter Act
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requires all offices of State-funded programs that are primarily engaged in providing services
to persons with disabili"es to provide all program applicants with voter registra"on forms, to
assist them in comple"ng the forms, and to transmit completed forms to the appropriate
State official. For more informa"on, visit www.jus"ce.gov
Vong Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act
The Vo"ng Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 generally requires
polling places across the United States to be physically accessible to people with disabili"es
for federal elec"ons. Where no accessible loca"on is available to serve as a polling place, a
poli"cal subdivision must provide an alternate means of cas"ng a ballot on the day of the
elec"on. This law also requires states to make available registra"on and vo"ng aids for
disabled and elderly voters, including informa"on by TTYs (also known as TDDs) or similar
devices. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Vong Rights Act of 1965 (VRA)
VRA prohibits discrimina"on in vo"ng prac"ces or procedures because of race and color.
Allowed individuals with disabili"es the opportunity to have assistance with vo"ng from the
person of their choice. For more informa"on, visit www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
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LEGAL RIGHTS
Department of Jusce
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone/TTY: (202) 307-0663
Fax: (202) 307-1197
www.jus"ce.gov
Department of Jus"ce (DOJ) enforces laws and to ensure fair and impar"al administra"on of
jus"ce for all Americans. You can file an Americans with Disabili"es Act complaint
alleging disability discrimina"on against a State or local government or a public
accommoda"on (including, for example, a restaurant, doctor’s office, retail store, hotel, etc.)
by mail or e-mail.
Disability Rights Educaon and Defense Fund
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
Toll-Free: (800) 348-4232
Phone: (510) 644-2555
Fax: (510) 841-8645
www.dredf.org
The mission of the Disability Rights Educa"on and Defense Fund is to advance the civil and
human rights of people with disabili"es through legal advocacy, training, educa"on, and public policy and legisla"ve development. This is a naonal organizaon that serves
residents of South Carolina.
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Protecon & Advocacy for People with Disabilies, Inc.
Central Office
Low Country Office
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll Free: (866) 275-7273
Phone: (803) 782-0639
TTY: (866) 232-4525
www.pandasc.org
1569 Sam Ri'enburg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
Piedmont Office
545 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 106
Greenville, SC 29607
Pee Dee Office
1801 West Evans Street, Suite D-101
Florence, SC 29501
Established in 1977 as the protec"on and advocacy system for the State of South Carolina, P&A
is a member of the Na"onal Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and is mandated by state and
federal law to protect the rights of people with disabili"es in South Carolina.
SC Appleseed Legal Jusce Center
P.O. Box 7187
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 779-1113
Fax: (803) 779-5951
www.scjustice.org
The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center advocates for specific populations, including
people with disabilities, of the South Carolina community whose concerns and needs generally
go unheard in the government.
SC Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC)
2611 Forest Drive Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll-Free: (800) 521-0725
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Fax: (803) 253-4191
www.state.sc.us/schac
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) investigates complaints filed regarding
discrimination on the basis of disability. SCHAC also addresses complaints regarding employment discrimination and discrimination on the basis of disability when a person is seeking affordable housing.
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SC Legal Services
2109 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll Free: (888) 346-5592
Phone: (803)744-9430
Fax: (803) 744-9450
www.sclegal.org
South Carolina Legal Services provides legal services in non-criminal matters for people who
cannot afford a private lawyer. Legal services which may be available include help with
evictions, bankruptcies, health care problems, education, mortgage foreclosures, social
security disability, employment problems, some limited divorce and custody matters, and
food stamp and welfare problems. Individuals in need of assistance can call their intake line
to be directed to the appropriate office for their county.
Southeast ADA Center
1419 Mayson Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Toll Free/TTY: (800) 949-4232
Phone: (404) 541-9001
Fax: (404) 541-9002
www.ADAsoutheast.org
The Southeast ADA Center provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) to meet the needs of business, government, and individuals at
local, state, and regional level.
Through the Looking Glass
3075 Adeline St., Ste. 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
Toll-Free: (800) 644-2666
Phone: (510) 848-1112
TTY: (510) 848-1005
Fax: (510) 848-4445
www.lookingglass.org
Through the Looking Glass promotes jus"ce and human rights for parents with disabili"es.
They achieve this by ensuring both parents and professionals understand how disability, civil
rights, child welfare, family and guardianship laws intersect. This is a naonal organizaon
and serves residents in South Carolina.
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
301 N. Main Street, Suite 1402
Greenville, SC 29601-9916
Phone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (864) 241-4416
www.eeoc.gov
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing
federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee
because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age
(40 or older), or disability.
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SELF ADVOCACY GROUPS
Amputee Buddy Learning & Encouragement (ABLE)
VA Medical Center, Columbia (Dorn)
6439 Garners Ferry Rd.
Columbia, SC 20209
Toll-Free: (800) 829-4833
Phone: (803) 776-4000
www.va.gov/columbiasc
The Amputee Buddy Learning & Encouragement (ABLE) group began mee"ng in May of 2002, as
a support group to help veterans who had experience an amputa"on. At first they sought
support for themselves, but now exists to help other veterans who have also undergone an
amputa"on.
ARC of South Carolina
People on the Go
3214 Leaphart Road, Suite C.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 748-5020
Fax: (803) 750-8121
www.arcsc.org
People On The Go (POGO) is a self-advocacy group made up of more than 60 people living in
Richland and Lexington coun"es. Mee"ngs are held the second Monday of each month to
discuss issues affec"ng people with disabili"es.
BeKer Breather’s Club
Riverside Health & Rehab Support Groups
2375 Baker Hospital Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 744-2750
Fax: (843) 747-0406
Riverside Health & Rehab, in partnership with the American Lung Associa"on, offers a support
group for persons with respiratory issues to share informa"on and experiences and to provide
mutual emo"onal support. The Be'er Breather's Club meets at the facility on the last Thursday
of the month from 2:00pm to about 3:00pm. The group is open to the public.
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Brain Injury Associaon of SC Peer Support Groups
800 Dutch Square Blvd # 225B
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll Free: (877) 824-3228
Phone: (803) 731-9823
Fax: 803-731-4804
www.biausa.org/SC
The Brain Injury Associa"on of South Carolina (BIASC) maintains a list of support groups for
brain injury survivors, their family members, and caregivers that meet throughout the state.
The agency can also provide informa"on about developing and restructuring local groups.
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group
Lexington Medical Center #1 Auditorium
2728 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 604-0061
www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group provides support, encouragement, informa"on,
contacts, and educa"on for Parkinson’s pa"ents, caregivers family members, and anyone
interested in learning about Parkinson’s Disease.
Fairfield County DSN Advocacy Group
Fairfield Winners
410 West Washington Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-2154
Fax: (803) 635-8052
Fairfield Winners is the self-advocacy organization for Fairfield County Disabilities and
Special Needs Board located in Winnsboro, SC. Fairfield Winners sponsor fundraising
activities, promotes community inclusion, and supports diversity of interests within the
organization.
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Our Voices Count Too
1211 Na"onal Cemetery Road
Florence, SC 29506
Toll-free: (800) 340-4028
Phone:( 843) 667-5007 ext. 331
Fax: (843) 678-8573
www.fcdsn.org
Our Voices Count Too provides support and advocacy to people with disabili"es and to their
families, promo"ng independence and speaking up for people with disabili"es.
HealthSouth Amputee & Stroke Support Groups
9181 Medcom Street
Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 820-7777
Fax: (843) 820-7680
HealthSouth offers Amputee & Stroke Support Group that meet at HealthSouth Rehabilita"on
Hospital of Charleston. Individuals gather to share informa"on and experiences and to
provide mutual emo"onal support.
HopeHealth, Lower Savannah
130 Waterloo Street
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 643-1977
www.hope-health.org
HopeHealth offers three monthly support groups: a men's group, a women's group, and a
combined group. Support groups can help persons living with HIV achieve a sense of
emo"onal balance. Emo"onal support is gained from the feeling of not being alone. Group
members also learn more about HIV infec"on and treatment from the group facilitator and
invited expert speakers. Contact the agency for "mes and loca"ons.
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IMPACT SC Self-Advocacy Council
Individuals Movang People to Achieve Change in South Carolina
USC School of Medicine-Dept. of Pediatrics
Columbia, SC 29208
Toll-Free: (866) 697-0732
Phone: (803) 935-5228
Fax: (803) 935-5141
IMPACT SC is a statewide self-advocacy council with representa"ves from various
coun"es throughout the state. The council seeks to encourage and mo"vate persons with
disabili"es to work together for systems change and inclusion in all areas of their lives.
Living Well With Diabetes
1304 West Bobo Newsom Highway
Hartsville, SC 29550-4399
Phone: (843) 339-4530
www.cprmc.com
Living Well with Diabetes offers and coordinates group mee"ngs for persons with diabetes for
mutual emo"onal support and the sharing of informa"on and experiences. This group meets
the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the educa"on classroom.
Now Hear This! Chester County Self-Advocacy Group
P.O. Box 246
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-1091
Fax: (803) 581-2642
Now Hear This !is a self-advocacy group for Chester County that promotes independence,
information, and community involvement. The group is made up of individuals with
disabilities who meet monthly.
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Open Arms Fantasy Hampton County
DSN Advocacy Group
PO Box 128
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-4818
Fax: (803) 943-3322
Open Arms Fantasy of the Hampton County DSN Board is a self-advocacy group of
individuals who raise funds to par"cipate in ac"vi"es and set future goals for themselves to
reach their full poten"al.
PalmeKo AIDS Life Support Services
2638 Two Notch Road
Suite 108
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll-Free: (800) 922-7319
Phone: (803) 779-7257
Fax: (803) 779-1473
www.palss.org
Palme'o AIDS Life Support Services offers and coordinates group mee"ngs for persons living
with HIV/AIDS for mutual emo"onal support and the sharing of informa"on and experiences.
Call for group loca"ons. An individual can also arrange to call into a group mee"ng if one is
not located nearby.
People Are Dandy
1301 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-9430
People Are Dandy (PAD) - is a social club and support group gathering for adults with
emo"onal and physical disabili"es and for their families. The group meets on the third
Thursday of the month at 6:00pm in the Parish Life Center of Ebenezer Lutheran Church,
located on the corner of Sumter and Calhoun Streets in Columbia, SC. Dinner is provided for
par"cipants.
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People on the Go in Kershaw County
1619 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-4841
Fax: (803) 424-2280
People on the Go is a self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities who are served by the
Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs and focuses on vocational issues
affecting adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, and brain or spinal cord injuries.
People Power
Sumter County Disabilies & Special Needs Board, Inc.
750 Electric Drive
Sumter, SC 29151-2847
Phone:( 803) 778-1669 ext. 110
Fax: (803) 775-9194
www.scdsnb.org
People Power is a self-advocacy group that is made up of people with disabili"es and others
dedicated to helping us achieve our goals. Their mission is to help people with disabili"es
know they are valuable through community educa"on and inclusion.
P.I.E (Peer Support. Independence. Empowerment.)
Able South Carolina
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (800) 681-6805
TTY: (803) 779-0949
Fax: (803) 779-5114
www.able-sc.org
330 Pelham Rd, Suite 100A
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (800) 681-7715
TTY: (864) 235-8798
Fax: (803) 235-2056
The P.I.E. Group takes place at Able SC (formerly Disability Ac"on Center) on the last
Thursday of every month. Individuals can also choose to par"cipate over the internet in the
web-based P.I.E. Group. A'endees have personal experience with disabili"es and work
together to seek solu"ons for independence. P.I.E. is open to individuals with all types of
disabili"es.
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SC Spinal Cord Injury Associaon Peer Support Groups
2935 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Toll-Free: (866) 445-5509
Phone: (803) 252-2198
Fax: 803-376-4156
www.scspinalcord.org
The SC Spinal Cord Injury Associa"on offers peer support groups that meet in ci"es around
South Carolina on a monthly basis. The groups provide an upbeat place for individuals with
spinal cord injuries and their family members to connect with other people who have
experienced the same life-changing injury. The mee"ngs are an excellent way for members
to share informa"on, ideas, and resources, while enjoying fellowship in a relaxed se[ng.
SC Share (South Carolina Self-Help Associaon Regarding
Emoons)
427 Mee"ng Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 739-5712
Fax: (803) 739-8226
www.scshare.com
SC SHARE provides peer support by way of self-help groups set up across the state. The
support of another person who is in recovery is a great source of hope and strength. These
groups of persons with emo"onal disabili"es meet regularly to offer mutual emo"onal
support and to share informa"on. It is SC SHARE's goal that, as these individuals find
strength and purpose in their lives, they will be able to take on leadership roles in the community.
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League of Women Voters of South Carolina
Address: PO Box 8453
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 251-2726
www.lwvsc.org
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a nonpar"san poli"cal organiza"on that
encourages informed and ac"ve par"cipa"on in government, works to increase
understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through educa"on
and advocacy for all SC voters.
Protecon and Advocacy for People with Disabilies, Inc.
PAVA Program
3710 Landmark Drive; Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll-Free: (866) 275-7273
TTY: (866) 232-4525
www.pandasc.org
Protec"on and Advocacy for Vo"ng Access (PAVA) implements P&A’s role in the 2002 Help
America Vote Act (HAVA). PAVA’s purpose is to ensure full par"cipa"on in all aspects of the
vo"ng process for people with disabili"es including: registering to vote, cas"ng votes, and
accessing polling places.
South Carolina Elecon Commission
2221 Devine Street; Suite 105
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 734-9060
Fax: (803) 734-9366
www.scvotes.org
The mission of the South Carolina Elec"on Commission is to ensure every eligible ci"zen has
the opportunity to register to vote, par"cipate in fair and impar"al elec"ons, and have the
assurance that their votes will count. The South Carolina Elec"on Commission respects the
rights of all voters and makes the vo"ng process more accessible. Voters with disabili"es
should contact the South Carolina Elec"on Commission to learn about access for voters with
disabili"es in South Carolina.
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South Carolina Young Voters Iniave
Charleston Office
Address: 1031 Chuck Dawley Blvd, #5,
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464]
Phone: (843) 577-4122]
Fax: (843) 723-0521
palme'oproject.org/sc-young-voters-ini"a"ve
Columbia Office
500 Fort Jackson Blvd.]
Columbia, SC 29209]
Phone: (803) 779-4875]
Fax: (803) 212-7124
The South Carolina Young Voters Ini"a"ve is aimed squarely at increasing the par"cipa"on
of all young people in elec"ons in SC by encouraging voter registra"on, educa"on, and
awareness.
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County Elecon Commission/Boards
Below you will find a list of County Elec"on Commissions/Boards that are operated within
each county. You can also register at any of the designated Motor Voter sites throughout SC.
Abbeville County
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Abbeville County Registra"on & Elec"ons
102 Court Square, Room 003
Post Office Box 417
Abbeville SC 29620
Phone: (864) 366-5312, ext. 53
Fax (864) 366-5797
Aiken County
Aiken County Elec"on Commission
916 Vaucluse Road
Post Office Box 3127 (29802)
Aiken SC 29801
Phone: (803) 642-2028
Fax: (803) 642-2029
Allendale County
Allendale County Elec"on Commission
426 Mulberry Street, Unit A
Allendale SC 29810
Phone: (803) 584-4178
Fax: (803)-584-8147
Anderson County
Anderson County Elec"on Commission
P. O. Box 8002
Anderson SC 29624
Phone: (864) 260-4149
Fax: (864) 260-4203
Bamberg County
Bamberg County Elec"on Commission
Courthouse, 2959 Main Hwy
Post Office Box 947
Bamberg SC 29003
Phone (803) 245-3028
Fax 245-3027
Barnwell County
Voter Registra"on
Barnwell County Agricultural Building
34 Pechman Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 541-1060
Fax: (803) 541-3683
Beaufort County
Board of Elec"ons & Registra"on
15 John Galt Road
Post Office Drawer 1228
Beaufort, SC 29901
Toll Free: (866) 851-8683
Phone: (843) 255-6900
Fax: (843) 255-9429
www.bcgov.net
Berkeley County
Berkeley County Elec"on Commission
6 Belt Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: (843) 719-4056
Fax: (843) 719-4060
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Calhoun County
Calhoun County Elec"on Commission
102 Courthouse Drive, Suite 113
St. Ma'hews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 874-2929
Fax: (803) 874-1242
Charleston County
Charleston County Elec"on Commission
4367 Headquarters Road
Post Office Box 71419
Charleston, SC 29405-7402
Phone: (843) 744-8683
Fax: (843) 974-6419
Cherokee County
Cherokee County Elec"on Commission
118 Administra"ve Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone: (864) 487-2559
Fax: (864) 487-8536
Chester County
Chester County Elec"on Commission
109 Ella Street
P.O. Box 580
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 385-2114
Fax: (803) 581-2696
Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County Elec"on Commission
416 West Boulevard
Chesterfield, SC 29709
Phone: (843) 623-2265
Fax: (843) 623-3945
Clarendon County
Clarendon County Elec"on Commission
Post Office Box 396
Clarendon County Judicial Center
102 S. Mill Street, Room 105
Manning, SC 29102
Phone: (803) 435-4254
Fax: (803) 435-8362
Colleton County
Colleton County Elec"on Commission
115 A Benson Street
Post Office Box 97
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 549-2842
Fax: (843) 549-2812
Darlington County
Darlington County Elec"on Commission
300 Russell Street, Rm. 107
Darlington, SC 29532-3329
Phone: (843) 398-4900
Fax: (843) 398-4907
Dillon County
Dillon County Elec"on Commission
Post Office Box 973
Dillon SC 29536
Phone: (843) 774-7261
Fax: (843) 774-6551
Dorchester County
Dorchester County Elec"on Commission
201 Johnston Street
St. George, SC 29477
Phone: (843) 563-0071
Fax: (843) 563-0281
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Edgefield County
Edgefield County Elec"on Commission
210 Penn Street, Suite 1
P.O. Box 442
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: (803) 637-4072
Fax: (803) 637-4134
Fairfield County
Fairfield County Elec"on Commission
c/o Voter Registra"on Office
Post Office Drawer 60
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-6255
Fax: (803) 635-5095
Florence County
Florence County Elec"on Commission
219 Third Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29505
Phone: (843) 665-2351
Fax: (843) 292-1613
Georgetown County
Georgetown County Commission
303 Hazard Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3339
Fax: (843) 545-3342
Greenville County
Greenville County Elec"on Commission
Greenville County Square
301 University Ridge, Suite 1900
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 467-7250
Fax: (864) 467-7256
Greenwood County
Greenwood County Elec"on Commission
Park Plaza Building, Suite 113
600 Monument Street, Box P-117
Greenwood, SC 29646-2643
Phone: (864) 942-8585
Fax: (864) 942-5664
Hampton County
Hampton County Elec"on Commission
201 Jackson Avenue West
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 914-2134
Fax: (803)914-2107
Horry County
Horry County Elec"on Commission
c/o Voter Registra"on Office
1515 4th Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 915-5440
Fax: (843) 915-6440
Jasper County
Jasper County Elec"on Commission
1506 Grays Highway, Unit B
P.O. Box 299
Ridgeland, SC 29936-0299
Phone: (843) 726-7709
Fax: (843) 726-7626
Kershaw County
Kershaw County Elec"on Commission
609 Lafaye'e Avenue
Camden SC 29020
Phone: (803) 424-4016
Fax: (803) 425-7673
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Lancaster County
Lancaster County Elec"on Commission
County Administra"on Bldg.
101 North Main Street
Post Office Box 1809
Lancaster SC 29721
Phone: (803) 285-2969
Fax: (803) 416-9357
Laurens County
Laurens County Elec"on Commission
200 Courthouse/Public Square
P. O. Box 769
Laurens SC 29360
Phone: (864) 984-4431
Fax: (864) 983-2529
Lee County
Lee County Elec"on Commission
101 Gregg Street
P. O. Box 309
Bishopville SC 29010
Phone: (803) 484-5341, Ext. 324
Fax: (803) 484-4392
Lexington County
Lexington County Elec"on Commission
605 West Main Street, Suite 105
Lexington SC 29072
Phone: (803) 785-8361
Fax: (803) 785-8390
Marion County
Marion County Elec"on Commission
137 Airport Ct., Suite E
Mullins, SC 29574
Phone: (843) 423-8268
Fax: (843) 423-8267
Marlboro County
Marlboro County Elec"on Commission
119 S Marlboro Street
Post Office Box 502
Benne'sville, SC 29512
Phone: (843) 479-5612
Fax: (843) 454-0633
McCormick County
McCormick County Elec"on Commission
County Administra"on Building
610 South Mine Street
Post Office Box 636
McCormick SC 29835
Phone: (864) 852-2089
Fax: (864) 852-2489
Newberry County
Newberry County Elec"on Commission
County Courthouse
1226 College Street
Post Office Box 147
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: (803) 321-2121
Fax: (803) 321-2122
Oconee County
Oconee County Elec"on Commission
415 South Pine Street
Walhalla, SC 29691
Phone: (864) 638-4196
Fax: (864) 638-4197
Orangeburg County
Orangeburg Elec"on Commission
County Administra"ve Center
1437 Amelia Street
Post Office Box 9000
Orangeburg SC 29116
Phone: (803) 533-6213
Fax: (803) 533-6215
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Advocacy & Legal Rights
Advocacy & Legal Rights: Vong
Advocacy & Legal Rights: Vong
Advocacy & Legal Rights
Pickens County
Pickens County Elec"on Commission
222 McDaniel Avenue B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: (864) 898-5948
Fax: (864)898-5949
pickenselec"ons.org
Richland County
Richland County Elec"on Commission
2020 Hampton Street
Post Office Box 192
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 576-2200
Fax: (803) 576-2205
www.richlandonline.com
Saluda County
Saluda County Elec"on Commission
County Courthouse
111 Law Range
Saluda, SC 29138
Phone: (864) 445-4500, ext. 2200
Fax: (864) 445-9187
Spartanburg County
Spartanburg Elec"on Commission
366 North Church Street, Room 1630
Post Office Box 1287
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 596-2549
Fax (864) 596-2958
Sumter County
Sumter County Elec"on Commission
County Courthouse, Room 114
141 North Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 436-2313
Fax: (803) 436-2405
Union County
Union County Elec"on Commission
320 East Main Street
Union, SC 29379
Phone: (864) 429-1616
Fax: (864) 427-7851
Williamsburg County
Williamsburg County Elec"on Commission
203-B North Brooks Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone: (843) 355-2181
York County
York County Elec"on Commission
E. C. Black Building
13 South Congress Street
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 684-1242
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AT RECYCLING/LOAN PROGRAMS
Allied Opportunies
PO Box 3197
West Columbia, SC 29171
Phone: (803) 726-7143
Fax: (803) 822-8948
Allied Opportuni"es, Inc. offers individuals with disabili"es the opportunity for
independence and self-sufficiency through two state and federally funded loan programs.
The Self-Employment Loan program provides loan guarantees for people with disabilities to
purchase equipment, devices and services to enable them to work from home or at another
location outside the traditional work environment.
disAbility Resource Center Loan Closet
7944 Dorchester Road Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 225-5080
TTY: (843) 225-0231
Fax: (843) 225 5082
www.drcilc.org
The disAbility Resource Center (dRC) voluntarily operates an assis"ve technology/durable
medical equipment and medical supply loan closet. The voluntary loan closet program helps
consumers to maintain their independence. Used equipment is acquired through community
dona"ons and is free-of-charge to consumers. See full lisng under Independent Living for
specific counes served.
EnableTech
125 Palme'o Drive
PO Box 806
Saluda, SC 29138
Phone: (864) 445-4543
www.enabletech.org
Enabletech is a nonprofit organiza"on of volunteer engineers, fabricators, medical and
business professionals dedicated to improving the independence of individuals with
disabili"es and the elderly through the applica"on of technology. EntableTech provides, at
no cost to clients systems analysis, iden"fica"on of appropriate assis"ve technology, design
and fabrica"on of adapta"on of exis"ng technologies and research and development in the
fields of assis"ve and surgical technologies.
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Assisve Technology
Assisve Technology: AT Recycling/Loan Programs
Assisve Technology: AT Recycling/Loan Programs
Assisve Technology
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Toll-Free: (866) 977-1204
Phone: (770) 491-9014
www.fodac.com
FODAC provides home health (mobility and daily living) equipment to people of any age or
any disability, temporary or permanent, for medically necessary and medically helpful
reasons. These items are provided for a suggested dona"on. Clients do not have to qualify
financially but their wai"ng lists place a priority on Medically Necessary and low income
individuals. This organiza"on provides services to individuals in South Carolina.
MedNeed of SC
PO Box 6882
West Columbia, SC 29171
Phone: (803) 622-7827
Fax: (803) 794-8457
www.mednedofsc.com
MedNeed is a charitable organiza"on that provides medical equipment and related items to
individuals who are uninsured in South Carolina. MedNeeds provide clean, gently used
durable medical equipment.
ReBoot - AT Resource Center
Regained Mobility by Touch the Future, Inc.
PO Box 8002
101 South Fant Street, Suite B-20
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 367-0831
Fax: (864) 367-0871
www.touchthefuture.us
ReBoot-AT Resource Center (ATRC) is the most well known program of Touch the Future Inc.
It is for Georgians and South Carolinians with disabili"es, their caregivers, service providers,
advocates, and friends. Located in Tucker, Georgia, it provides people with resources and services rela"ng to assis"ve technology. ReBoot-ATRC also operates the ReBoot project, a computer recycling program that refurbishes donated computer equipment and redistributes the
rebuilt computers to people with disabili"es. ReBoot staff also can customize new computers
to the individual's specifica"ons and repair computers as needed. ReBoot-ATRC accepts computers, soUware, assis"ve technology devices, durable medical equipment, and adap"ve aids
for recycling and redistribu"on to our consumers.
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Re-Use Program by Able South Carolina
Formerly Disability Acon Center
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (800) 681-6805
Phone: (803) 779-5121
TTY: (803) 779-0949
www.able-sc.org
330 Pelham Rd., Suite 100A
Greenville, SC 29615
Toll-Free: (800) 681-7715
Phone: (864) 235-1421
TTY: (864) 235-8798
The Re-Use Program allows individuals to receive adap"ve equipment to assist them with
maintaining their independence. Community members donate assis"ve technology/
adap"ve equipment to Able SC so that others may benefit from the equipment. See full
lisng under Independent Living for specific counes served.
SC Assisve Technology Loan Program
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia SC 29203
Toll-Free: (800) 915-4522
Phone: (803) 935-5263
Fax: (803) 935 5342
www.sc.edu/scatp
The SC Assis"ve Technology Program has a short-term device loan program that is
available to anyone in the state. The device loan program gives individuals a chance to try
different assis"ve technology op"ons before making the decision to purchase, or in some
cases, the decision not to purchase. They loan devices, including communica"on devices,
adapted computer hardware, environmental control devices, aids for daily living, sensory
aids, switches, and adapted toys for a two-week to one month period. Alterna"vely, SCATP
facilitates an assis"ve technology exchange program in which individuals can locate
affordable equipment to meet their needs on a more permanent basis.
SC Equipment Distribuon Program
101 Executive Centre Drive, Suite 120, Saluda Building
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (877) 225-8337
Phone: (803) 896-8337
TTY: (877) 889-8337
www.scsdb.org
The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program provides telecommunication
equipment free of charge to South Carolina residents with hearing or speech disabilities.
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Assisve Technology
Assisve Technology: AT Recycling/Loan Programs
Assisve Technology: AT Recycling/Loan Programs
Assisve Technology
SC Vocaonal Rehabilitaon Assisve Technology Loan Program
P.O. Box 3197
West Columbia, SC 29171
Toll-Free: (866) 247-8354
Phone: (803) 726-7143
Fax: (803) 822-8948
h'p://scvrd.net
The Assis"ve Technology Loan Program is a state and federally funded program that helps
qualified South Carolinians with disabili"es obtain the assis"ve devices and services they need
to become more independent and produc"ve ci"zens. It provides loan guarantees for people
with disabili"es to purchase equipment and services that will enable them to reach their full
poten"al in the workplace and the community.
STAR Network—Walton Opons for Independent Living
325 Georgia Ave
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-9611
Fax: (803) 279-9135
Relay: 7-1-1
www.waltonop"ons.org
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living is part of the Southeastern Technology Access and
ReUse Network. The STAR Network allows assis"ve technology to be donated to Walton
Op"ons to Re-Use in the community. See full lisng under Independent Living for specific
counes served.
Touch the Future
PO Box 8002
101 South Fant Street, Suite B-020
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 367-0831
Fax: (864) 367-0871
www.touchthefuture.us
Touch the Future, Inc. (TTF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organiza"on that provides individuals with
disabili"es, seniors and Veterans computers, durable medical equipment, homecare
equipment, and assis"ve technology (AT) through our programs and services. Touch the
Future is home of Reboot™, Regained Mobility, A LINK and the PAW Center. Touch the Future
is home of Reboot, which is a statewide collabora"ve effort of many groups and organiza"ons
commi'ed to recycling computers for people with disabili"es, seniors and veterans.
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INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
AbleData
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Toll-Free: (800) 227-0216
Phone: (301) 608-8998
TTY: (301) 608-8912
Fax: (301) 608-8958
www.abledata.com
AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation
equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers,
organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. They serve the
nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities. This is a naonal organizaon.
ADA Technical Assistance Program
Toll-Free: (800) 514-0301
TTY: (800) 514-0383
www.ada.gov
The Department of Jus"ce ADA Technical Assistance Program provides free informa"on and
technical assistance directly to businesses, non-profit service providers, state and local
governments, people with disabili"es, and the general public. They also disseminate the most
up-to-date informa"on about the ADA and how to comply with its requirements. This is a
naonal organizaon.
Job Accommodaon Network (JAN)
Toll-Free: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
www.askjan.org
The Job Accommoda"on Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confiden"al
guidance on workplace accommoda"ons and disability employment issues. Working toward
prac"cal solu"ons that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with
disabili"es enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value
and talent that people with disabili"es add to the workplace. This is a naonal organizaon
and serves residents in South Carolina.
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Assisve Technology
Assisve Technology: Informaon & Technical Assistance
Assisve Technology: Informaon & Technical Assistance
Assisve Technology
Rehabilitaon Engineering and Assisve Technology
1700 North Moore Street Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 524-6686
Fax: (703) 524-6630
web.resna.org
RESNA contributes to the public welfare through scien"fic, literary, professional and
educa"onal ac"vi"es by suppor"ng the development, dissemina"on, and u"liza"on of
knowledge and prac"ce of rehabilita"on and assis"ve technology in order to achieve the
highest quality of life for all ci"zens. RESNA is a naonal organizaon.
South Carolina Assisve Technology Program
8301 Farrow Road,
Columbia SC 29203
Toll Free: (800) 915-4522
Fax: (803) 935-5342
www.sc.edu/scatp
The South Carolina Assis"ve Technology Program (SCATP) is a federally funded program
focused on ge[ng technology into the hands of people with disabili"es so they can live, work,
learn, and be a more independent part of their community.
Southeast ADA Center
1419 Mayson Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Toll Free/TTY: (800) 949-4232
Phone: (404) 541-9001
Fax: (404) 541-9002
www.adasoutheast.org
The Southeast ADA Center provides informa"on, training, and guidance on the Americans
with Disabili"es Act (ADA) to meet the needs of business, government, and individuals at
local, state, and regional level. Their core services include: technical assistance, educa"on and
training, material dissemina"on, informa"on and referral, public awareness, and local
capacity building. This is a naonal organizaon and serves residents in South Carolina.
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HEALTH
The Benefit Bank
SC Office of Rural Health
107 Saluda Pointe Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Toll-Free: (800) 726-8774
Phone: (803) 454-3850 x 2017
Fax: (803) 454-3860
www.thebenefitbank.org/southcarolina
The Benefit Bank is a web-based service that simplifies and centralizes the process of applying
for many state and federal benefits for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
Through its eligibility screening tool, TBB can ensure that people are fully aware of the
benefits to which they are en"tled and, as an expert system it helps maximize the benefits and
tax refunds they can secure.
Department of Health & Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-3432
www.scdhec.gov
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the state
agency charged with protec"ng public health, coastal resources, and the state's land, air and
water quality as authorized under mul"ple state and federal laws. DHEC also promotes health,
providing vital healthcare and other direct services, monitoring pollu"on, coordina"ng disease
control, carrying out the agency's inspec"on and regulatory responsibili"es,
responding to environmental emergencies, and protec"ng public health and the environment
in numerous other ways. DHEC provides programs for persons with disabili"es.
Medicaid
PO Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (888) 809-3040
www.medicaid.gov
Medicaid is the United States health program for certain people and families with low
incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and
federal governments, and is managed by the states. People served by Medicaid are U.S.
ci"zens or legal permanent residents, including low-income adults, their children, and
people with disabili"es.
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Benefits & Services
Benefits & Services: Health
Benefits & Services: Health
Benefits & Services
Medicare
7500 Security Boulevard
Bal"more MD 21244-1850
Toll-Free: (800) 633-4227
www.medicare.gov
Medicare is a na"onal social insurance program that guarantees access to health
insurance for Americans ages 65 and older and for younger people with disabili"es, as well
as people in the final stage of renal disease.
Social Security Administraon
315 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Toll-Free: (800) 772-1213
Toll-Free: (877) 274-5423
www.socialsecurity.gov
The Social Security Administra"on's mission is to advance the economic security of the
na"on’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing
America's Social Security programs. Social Security also administers disability Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
SC Department of Disabilies and Special Needs (SCDDSN)
PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll-Free: (888) 376-4636
Phone: (803) 898-9600
TTY: (803) 898-9600
Fax: (803) 898-9653
http://ddsn.sc.gov
SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South
Carolinians with severe intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal
cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities. Their mission is to
assist people with disabilities and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities
and achieving life goals.
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South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (888) 549-0820
www.scdhhs.gov
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) administers the
Medicaid program, a joint state-federal program that provides health care to individuals
with disabili"es as well as individuals who are elderly and have low incomes.
State Health Insurance Program
SHIP in South Carolina is also known as the Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals
for Elders Program (I-CARE). I-CARE is federally funded to provide health insurance
counseling for Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Savings program, Medicare
Advantage Plans, and Senior Medicare Fraud programs.
Appalachia
Catawba
Toll-Free; (800) 434-4036
Phone: (864 ) 242-9733
Serving: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville,
Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg
Toll-Free: (800) 622-8330
Phone: 803-329-9670
Serving: Chester, Lancaster, York, and
Union
Central Midlands
Lowcountry
Toll-Free: (800) 391-1185
Phone: (803) 376-5390
Serving: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, and
Richland
Toll-Free: (877) 846-8148
Phone: (843) 726-5536
Serving: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and
Jasper
Lower Savannah
Santee-Lynches
Toll-Free: (866) 845-1550
Phone: (803) 649-7981
Serving: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg,
Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg
Toll-Free: (800) 948-1042
Phone: (803) 775-7381
Serving: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and
Sumter
Trident
Upper Savannah
Toll-Free: (800) 894-0415
Phone: (843) 554-2275
Serving: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester
Toll-Free: (800) 922-7729
Phone: (864) 941-8061
Serving: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood,
Laurens, McCormick, and Saluda
Vantage Point
Waccamaw
Toll-Free: (866) 505-3331
Phone: (843) 383-8632
Serving: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence,
Marion, and Marlboro
Toll-Free: (800) 302-7550
Phone: ( 843) 546-4231
Serving Georgetown, Horry and
Williamsburg
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Benefits & Services
Benefits & Services: Health
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services
UTILITIES/ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES
Community Ac"on Agencies offer an array of services, though not all programs are
available at every office. Those programs include the following:
Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) which can provide funding for assistance with
educa"on, employment, emergencies, housing, nutri"on, and health care.
General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) provides assistance with emergencies
related to u"lity bills, food, clothing, and medical services.
Weatherizaon Assistance Program (WAP) provides home weatheriza"on assistance to
improve the quality of life for low-income families, par"cularly the elderly, children, and
individuals with disabili"es. The program is in place to improve energy efficiency of homes
while ensuring health and safety.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides home energy
assistance to help low-income families meet their home’s hea"ng and cooling needs.
There are 15 regional agencies that serve all 46 South Carolina coun"es. While there are many
satellite offices, the main offices are listed here, along with the coun"es they serve and
programs offered:
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Aiken/Barnwell Counes Community Acon Commission, Inc.
PO Box 2066
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 648-6836
Fax: 803-649-1588
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Aiken, Barnwell, and Lexington Coun"es. WAP
available for Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Greenville, Hampton,
Richland, Lexington Coun"es.
Beaufort/Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc.
Post Office Drawer 9
Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone: (843) 470-4516
Fax: 843-470-4510
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Beaufort and Jasper Coun"es. WAP available for
Beaufort and Jasper Coun"es.
Berkeley-Dorchester Counes Economic Development
Corporaon
PO Box 609
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: (843) 761-8244
Fax: 843-719-3091
CSBG program serves Berkeley and Dorchester Coun"es. WAP available for Berkeley,
Colleton, and Dorchester Coun"es.
Carolina Community Acons, Inc.
PO Box 933
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Phone: (803) 329-5195
Fax: (803) 329-5198
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Coun"es.
WAP available for Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Coun"es.
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Benefits & Services
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services
Charleston County Human Services Commission
PO Box 20968
Charleston, SC 29413
Phone: (843) 723-9285
Fax: (843) 724-6787
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Coun"es. WAP
available for Beaufort, Charleston, and Jasper Coun"es.
Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
318-322 Front Street
Cheraw, SC 29520
Phone: (843) 320-9760
Fax: (843) 320-9770
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Chesterfield and Marlboro Coun"es. WAP available for
Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro Coun"es.
Darlington County Community Acon Agency
904 S. Fourth Street
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: (843) 332-1135
Fax: (843) 332-3971
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Darlington County. WAP available for Darlington County
residents by contac"ng Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council at
843-320-9760.
GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc.
237 North Hospital Street
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 223-8434
Fax: (864) 223-9456
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick
Coun"es. WAP available for Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens,
McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, and Saluda Coun"es.
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Lowcountry Community Acon Agency, Inc.
319 Washington Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 549-5576
Fax: (843) 549-2190
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Colleton and Hampton Coun"es. WAP available for Colleton
County residents by contac"ng Berkeley-Dorchester Coun"es Economic Development Corp at
843-761-8244 and for Hampton County residents by contac"ng Aiken Barnwell Coun"es
Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Acon Agency
Post Office Drawer 710
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 536-1027
Fax: (803) 536-4657
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Coun"es.
WAP available for Orangeburg County residents by contac"ng Wateree Community Ac"ons at
803-773-9716; for Allendale, Bamberg, and Calhoun County residents by contac"ng Aiken/
Barnwell Coun"es Community Ac"on Commission at 803-648-6836
Pee Dee Community Acon Agency
Post Office Drawer 12670
Florence, SC 29505
Phone: (843) 678-3400
Fax: (843) 678-3404
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Dillon, Florence, and Marion Coun"es. WAP available for
Dillon County residents by contac"ng Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council at
803-320-9760; for Florence and Marion County residents by contac"ng Wateree Community
Ac"ons at 803-733-9716.
Piedmont Community Acons, Inc.
PO Box 5374
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 585-8183
Fax: (864) 515-9397
CSBG, LIHEAP, and WAP programs serve Cherokee and Spartanburg Coun"es.
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Benefits & Services
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc.
PO Box 10204
Greenville, SC 29603
Phone: (864) 269-0700
Fax: (864) 295-6151
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson Coun"es. WAP
available for Greenville County residents by contac"ng Aiken Barnwell Coun"es Community
Ac"on Commission at 803-648-6836; for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens residents by
contac"ng GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission at 864-223-8434.
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
PO Box 1467
Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 234-4100
Fax: (843) 234-4111
CSBG, LIHEAP, and WAP programs serve Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Coun"es.
Wateree Community Acons, Inc.
PO Box 1838
Sumter, SC 29528
Phone: (803) 775-4354
Fax: (803) 773-7178
CSBG and LIHEAP programs serve Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Richland, and Sumter Coun"es.
WAP available for Clarendon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, and Sumter
Coun"es.
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Assurance Wireless
Toll-Free: (888) 898-4888
www.assurancewireless.com
Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program by Virgin Mobile and supported by the
federal Universal Service Fund. Individuals who qualify receive a FREE phone, 250 FREE
monthly minutes and 250 FREE text messages. In order to qualify individuals must be enrolled
in one of the following government programs, Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Federal Public Housing
Assistance (FPHA), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or Na"onal School
Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program.
Food Assistance Programs
South Carolina Department of Social Services
1535 Confederate Avenue Extension
PO Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Toll-Free: (800) 768-5700
Phone: (803) 898-7601
www.dss.sc.gov
The DSS Food Assistance Programs serve as the foundation of the state’s nutritional safety net,
working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping
families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
Safelink Wireless
Toll-Free: (800) 378-1684
www.safelinkwireless.com
SafeLink Wireless is a provider of the federal government’s Lifeline support program. The
program provides a TracFone wireless phone at no charge to par"cipants along with a choice
of three free monthly plans: 68 free minutes with rollover minutes and interna"onal long
distance, 125 free minutes with rollover minutes but no interna"onal calling, or 250 free
minutes with no rollover minutes or interna"onal calling.
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Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services: Ulies/Assistance Programs
Benefits & Services
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G)
PO Box 100255
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (800) 251-7234
www.sceg.com
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G), under the guidance of parent corpora"on
SCANA, offers rate assistance to individuals with disabili"es and the elderly popula"on
during the winter months. The Heat Care Program is provided in partnership with the
Salva"on Army to ensure that persons remain safe during colder months. For anyone living in
an energy-efficient home, “good cents” rates may be available. These rates reflect a
reduc"on in the per-kilowa'-hour cost of electricity to an energy efficient home.
Apartment complexes may also qualify for, or already be receiving, this rate for residents.
South Carolina Lifeline and Link-Up Program
1441 Main Street., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-Free: (866) 788-6565
Phone: (803) 737-5234
The Lifeline assistance program provides a monthly credit of $13.50 on a residen"al,
land-line telephone bill. The Link-up Program provides a 50 percent reduc"on of the
installa"on and service charges (up to $30) to qualified residen"al customers. In order to
qualify for Lifeline or Link-up services, individuals should be receiving family independence
assistance, food stamps (SNAP), or Medicaid.
Supplemental Nutrion Assistance Program (SNAP)
3220 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll Free: (800) 768-5700
Fax: (803) 714-7301
www.dss.sc.gov
The Supplemental Nutri"on Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp
Program, has served as the founda"on of America's na"onal nutri"on safety net, working to
end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food
they need for a nutri"onally adequate diet.
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
3220 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll Free: (800) 768-5700
Fax: (803) 714-7301
www.dss.sc.gov
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides monthly cash
benefits to very low-income families based on eligibility standards set by the states.
US Department of Energy's Weatherizaon Assistance
1000 Independence Ave, SW, Mail Stop EE-2K
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: (202) 586-5000
www1.eere.energy.gov
The Weatheriza"on Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently
reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to
Improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy families using the most advanced
technologies and tes"ng protocols available in the housing industry.
Welvista– Pharmacy Assistance
2700 Middleburg Drive Suite 104
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll-Free: (800) 763-0059 ext.100
Phone: (803) 933-9183
Fax: (803) 254-0892
www.welvista.org
Welvista is a unique private-public partnership of non-governmental healthcare
interven"on that helps thousands of uninsured residents in South Carolina. Welvista is
commi'ed to improving health and wellness for the uninsured, by providing access to
prescrip"on medicine and pediatric dental services.
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Benefits & Services: Waiver Services
Benefits & Services
WAIVER SERVICES
Community Choices Waiver
SC Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Toll Free: (888) 847-0908
Phone: (803)-898-2590
Fax: (803) 741-0830
www1.scdhhs.gov/openpublic/insidedhhs/bureaus/BureauofLongTermCareServices
The Community Choices waiver has services which are available to individuals 18 years of age
and older who are unable to perform ac"vi"es of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and
toile"ng due to illness or disability. Services offered in the Community Choices waiver include:
personal care, a'endant care, companion services, environmental modifica"ons, home
delivered meals, adult day health care, ADHC nursing, respite care, personal emergency response system, and limited incon"nence supplies
Community Supports Waiver
SC Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs (DDSN)
3440 Harden Street Ext.
P.O. Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll Free: (888) 376-4636
Phone: (803) 898-9694
Fax: (803) 898-9660
www.ddsn.sc.gov/providers/medicaidwaiverservices
Community Supports Waiver permits a state to furnish an array of home and community-based
services that assist Medicaid beneficiaries with Intellectual or related disabili"es to live in the
community and avoid ins"tu"onaliza"on. Waiver services complement and/or supplement the
services that are available to par"cipants through Medicaid and other federal, state, and local
public programs.
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Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Waiver
SC Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs (DDSN)
3440 Harden Street Ext.
P.O. Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Phone: (866) 867-3864
Fax: (803) 898-9660
www.ddsn.sc.gov/providers/medicaidwaiverservices
The Head and Spinal Cord Injured (HASCI) waiver serves individuals with severe physical
disabili"es involving head and/or spinal cord injuries, where there is some indica"on that the
impairment will con"nue indefinitely. Persons who wish to enroll in the waiver program must
meet nursing facility (NF) or intermediate care facility level criteria to qualify.
HIV/AIDS Waiver
SC Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box8206
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll Free: (888) 847-0908
Phone: (803) 898-2590
Phone: (803) 741-0826
Fax: (803) 741-0830
www1.scdhhs.gov/openpublic/insidedhhs/bureaus/BureauofLongTermCareServices
South Carolina's HIV/AIDS community long-term care Medicaid waiver offers personal care
aids, adult day care, counseling, home meals, hospice, home modifica"ons, medical supplies
and private-duty nursing, supervision in addi"on to regular Medicaid services to individuals
with a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS and who are at risk for hospitaliza"on.
Intellectual Disabilies/Related Disabilies Waiver
SC Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs (DDSN)
3440 Harden Street Ext.
P.O. Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll Free: (888) 376-4636
Phone: (803) 898-9694
Fax: (803) 898-9660
www.ddsn.sc.gov/providers/medicaidwaiverservices
To qualify for Intellectual Disability/Related Disabili"es (ID/RD) waiver services, a person must
have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or related disability which includes au"sm, be
Medicaid eligible, be given the op"on of receiving services in his/her home and community, or
in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Intellectual Disabili"es (ICF/ID), and require
the degree of care that would be provided in the ICF/ID.
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Benefits & Services: Waiver Services
Benefits & Services
Mechanical Venlator Waiver
SC Department Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Toll Free: (888) 847-0908
Phone: (803) 898-2590
Fax: (803) 741-0830
www1.scdhhs.gov/openpublic/insidedhhs/bureaus/BureauofLongTermCareServices
The mechanical ven"lator waiver allows persons aged 21 or older, who are dependent on
mechanical ven"lators and meet nursing facility level of care, to remain at home and in the
community. Services offered under this waiver include: environmental modifica"ons,
a'endant care, and personal care.
Medically Complex Children (MCC) Waiver
SC Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Phone: (803) 898-2577
Fax: (803) 255-8204
The MCC waiver serves children who have a chronic physical/health condi"on that is
expected to last longer than 12 months. The services offered in this waiver include children's medical daycare, respite, care coordina"on, and incon"nence supplies.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Waiver
SC Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs (DDSN)
3440 Harden Street Ext.
P.O. Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll Free: (888) 376-4636
Phone: (803) 898-9694
Fax: (803) 898-9660
www.ddsn.sc.gov/providers/medicaidwaiverservices
The Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) waiver provides for early intensive
behavioral interven"on services (EIBI) to children who have been diagnosed with a
pervasive developmental disorder, including au"sm and Asperger's Syndrome and who
meet the ICF-ID level of care criteria. The Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs
operates the waiver with administra"ve oversight from DHHS. The waiver is intended for
children ages three through ten, and services are provided in non-educa"onal se[ngs.
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Psychiatric Residenal Treatment Facility (PRTF) Alternave/
Children’s Health Access in Community Environments
(CHANCE) Waiver
SC Department of Mental Health
810 Dutch Square Blvd Ste. 205
Columbia SC 29210
Toll Free: (866) 779-0402
Phone: (803) 772-5210
h'ps://msp.scdhhs.gov/chance
The PRTF Alterna"ve and CHANCE Waiver is a special program for children ages 4 to 19
who have severe emo"onal disturbances. These services are offered in the home and
community instead of a residen"al psychiatric treatment facility. Families and youth will
have a choice of services and supports to help keep their child at home or aUer they return
from a treatment facility.
OTHER WAIVER SUPPORTS
Home Again Program will transion individuals out of instuons back into the community.
The parcipants will be entered into Money Follows the Person (MFP) and one of SC’s home
and community based waivers listed above.
Home Again Program
SC Department of Health and Human Services
Home Again Program (Money Follows the Person)
P.O. Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Phone: (803) 898-0728
Fax: (803) 255-8209
Home Again is a program assis"ng seniors, individuals with disabili"es, and children
with severe emo"onal disturbances who currently live in facili"es to transi"on back into
their communi"es and receive appropriate services and supports. A par"cipant will be
entered into one of the 9 Home and Community Based Service Waivers. The assigned
waiver will be the one which best suits a par"cipant's level of care and their
bio-psychosocial needs. Par"cipants are eligible for all services deemed appropriate
within that waiver.
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Children’s Services: Developmental Services
Children’s Services
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
BabyNet
1300 Sumter Street, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (877) 621-0865
www.scfirststeps.org/babynet
BabyNet is an early interven"on system for infants and toddlers under three years of age
with developmental delays, or who have condi"ons associated with developmental delays.
BabyNet matches the special needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental
delays with the professional resources available within the community. Services are provided around everyday rou"nes, ac"vi"es, and places relevant to the life of the family.
Bright Start, LLC
720 Gracern Road, Suite 450
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 929-1112
Fax: (803) 929-1418
www.brightstartsc.com
The mission of Bright Start is to provide quality comprehensive services to individuals with
intellectual disabili"es, developmental delays, and au"sm-spectrum disabili"es so that
children, teenagers, and adults can achieve their greatest poten"al. Services include early
interven"on (ages birth to 6), service coordina"on (ages 3 into adulthood), speech therapy, and au"sm services. Bright Start serves Aiken, Chester, Greenville, Lancaster, Lexington, Kershaw, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and York coun"es.
Centers for Developmental Services
29 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 331-1300
Fax: (864) 331-1419
www.cdservices.org
Centers for Developmental Services (CDS) connect individuals and families of the upstate
with mul"-disciplinary services for developmental evalua"on, treatment, educa"on, and
support. The center partners with agencies such as BabyNet, Clarity, Family Connec"ons of
SC, and KidVentures to achieve their vision of ensuring all individuals with developmental
disabili"es reach their full poten"al.
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Early Intervenon
3440 Harden St. Ext.
Columbia, SC 29203
Toll-Free: (800) 289-7012
www.ddsn.sc.gov
Early Interven"on is a family-focused, in-home service for children from birth to 6 years of age.
They help families understand their child’s development and provide specific training to assist
the family in addressing areas of delay. Services are provided in accordance with an
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children birth to 3 years of age, or a Family Service
Plan (FSP) for children 3 to 6 years of age.
Easter Seals South Carolina
PO Box 5715
Columbia, SC 29250
Phone: (803) 429-8474
sc.easterseals.com
Easter Seals has been serving children and adults with disabili"es in South Carolina since 1934.
Their mission is to create and apply solu"ons that change lives of children and adults with
disabili"es. They accomplish their mission by providing a variety of programs and
services to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabili"es and their families.
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Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services
EDUCATION
Office of Exceponal Children
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-Free: (866) 628-0910
Phone: (803) 734-8806
The Office of Excep"onal Children ensures that all children with disabili"es in the state have
available free and appropriate public educa"on, protects the rights of these
children and their parents, and provides leadership to school districts and state-operated
programs in the provision of appropriate special educa"onal services.
SC Department of Vocaonal Rehabilitaon Transion Services
1330 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
Toll-Free: (800) 832-7526
Phone: (803) 896-6500
TTY: (803) 896-6553
www.scvrd.net
The Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Transi"on Services program works to develop partnerships with
rehabilita"on counselors and schools to prepare high school students (13 years and older) with
disabili"es with the skills, knowledge, and a[tudes necessary to achieve a successful
transi"on from high school to adult life.
SC School for the Deaf & the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Toll-Free: (888) 447-2732
Phone: (864) 585-7711
www.scsdb.org
The SC School for the Deaf and Blind is the state’s only specialized school for students who are
deaf and/or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves students
throughout the state through its campus and distance programs. In order to be eligible for
admission, the student must live in South Carolina, be 2½ to 21 years old, and have some hearing and/or vision loss of educa"onal significance.
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SCHOOL DISTRICTS
The following lisngs are the contacts for disability services in public schools.
ABBEVILLE
AIKEN
Abbeville School District
Aiken County School District
400 Greenville Street
Abbeville, South Carolina 29620
Phone: (864) 366-5428 ext1039
Fax: (864) 366-8531
1000 Brookhaven Drive
Aiken, South Carolina 29803
Phone: (803) 641-2624
Fax: (803) 641-2628
ALLENDALE
ANDERSON
Allendale County School District
Anderson School District One
Post Office Box 458
Allendale, South Carolina 29810
Phone: (803) 584-4603
Fax: (803) 584-5303
801 N. Hamilton
Williamston, South Carolina 29697
Phone: (864) 847-7344 ext. 125
Fax: (864) 847-3543
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Anderson School District One
Anderson School District Two
801 N. Hamilton
Williamston, South Carolina 29697
Phone: (864) 847-7344 ext. 123
Fax: (864) 369-4049
10990 Belton Honea Path Hwy
Honea Path, South Carolina 29654
Phone: (864) 369-7364 x 117
Fax: (864) 369-4049
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
Anderson School District Three
Anderson School District Four
335 W. Front Street
Post Office Box 118
Iva, South Carolina 29655
Phone: (864) 348-6196 X10
Fax: (864) 348-6198
315 E. Queen Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: (864) 403-2025
Fax: (864) 403-2099
ANDERSON
BAMBERG
Anderson School District Five
Bamberg School District One
400 Pearman Dairy Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625
Phone: (864) 260-5000
Fax: (864) 460-5074
267 Red Raider Drive
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3049
Fax: (803) 245-6520
BAMBERG
BARNWELL
Bamberg School District Two
Barnwell School District 19
62 Holly Avenue
Denmark, South Carolina 29042
Phone: (803) 793-5041
Fax: (803) 793-4680
297 Pascallas Street
Blackville, South Carolina 29817
Phone: (803) 284-5554
Fax: (803) 284-4417
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Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services
BARNWELL
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BARNWELL
Barnwell School District 29
Barnwell School District 45
12255 Main Street
Williston, South Carolina 29853
Phone: (803) 266-7878
Fax: (803) 266-3879
734 Hagood Avenue
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812
Phone: (803) 541-1300 ext. 7
Fax: (803) 541-1324
BEAUFORT
BERKELEY
Beaufort County School District
Berkeley County School District
Post Office Drawer 309
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901
Phone: (843) 322-5419
Fax: (843) 322-2360
Post Office Box 608
Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461
Phone: (843) 899-8677
Fax: (843) 899-5297
CALHOUN
CHARLESTON
Calhoun County School District
Charleston County School District
Post Office Box 215
Saint Ma'hews, South Carolina 29135
Phone: (803) 655-7310
Fax: (803) 655-7393
75 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Phone: (843) 937-6500
Fax: (843) 937-6503
CHEROKEE
CHESTER
Cherokee County School District
Post Office Box 460
Gaffney, South Carolina 29342-0460
Phone: (864) 902-3500
Fax: (864) 902-3581
Chester County School District
109 Hinton Street
Chester, South Carolina 29706
Phone: (803) 581-9530
Fax: (803) 581-9360
CHESTERFIELD
CLARENDON
Chesterfield County School District
Clarendon School District One
401 West Boulevard
Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709
Phone: (843) 623-5541
Fax: (843) 623-3434
Post Office Box 38
Summerton, South Carolina 29148
Phone: (803) 485-2325 ext. 223
Fax: (803) 485-7065
CLARENDON
CLARENDON
Clarendon School District Two
Clarendon School District Three
Post Office Box 1252
Manning, South Carolina 29102
Phone: (803) 435-8326
Fax: (803) 435-0798
Post Office Drawer 270
Turbeville, South Carolina 29162
Phone: (843) 659-2188
Fax: (843) 659-3204
COLLETON
Colleton County School District
Darlington County School District
611 Colleton Loop
Walterboro, South Carolina 29488
Phone: (843) 549-2822
Fax: (843) 549-7633
102 Park Street
Darlington, South Carolina 29532
Phone: (843) 398-2253
Fax: (843) 398-2230
DILLON
DILLON
Dillon School District Three
Dillon School District Four
205 King Street
La'a, South Carolina 29565
Phone: (843) 752-7101
Fax: (843) 752-2081
405 West Washington Street
Dillon, South Carolina 29536
Phone: (843) 774-1207
Fax: (843) 841-3678
DORCHESTER
DORCHESTER
Dorchester School District Two
Dorchester School District Four
1325-C Boone Hill Road
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
Phone: (843) 875-4161
Fax: (843) 821-3976
810 School House Road
Dorchester, South Carolina 29437
Phone: (843) 462-7629
Fax: (843) 462-2959
EDGEFIELD
FAIRFIELD
Phone: (803) 275-4601
Fax: (803) 275-1757
Post Office Box 608
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Post Office Drawer 622
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180
Phone: (803) 635-4607 ext. 354
Fax: (803) 635-4825
FLORENCE
FLORENCE
319 S. Dargan Street
Florence, South Carolina 29506
Phone: (843) 673-1161
Fax: (843) 673-1160
2131 S. Pamplico Highway
Pamplico, South Carolina 29583
Phone: (843) 493-2061
Fax: (843) 493-5461
Edgefield County School District
Florence School District One
FLORENCE
Fairfield County School District
Florence School District Two
FLORENCE
Florence School District Three
Florence School District Four
Post Office Drawer 1389
Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Phone: (843) 374-2393
Fax: (843) 374-7245
304 Kemper Street
Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161
Phone: (843) 346-3956 ext.18
Fax: (843) 346-5159
FLORENCE
GEORGETOWN
Post Office Drawer 98
Johnsonville, South Carolina 29555
Phone: (843) 386-2358
Fax: (843) 386-3029
2018 Church Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Phone: (843) 436-7126
Fax: (843) 436-7112
Florence School District Five
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DARLINGTON
Georgetown County School District
Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services
GREENVILLE
GREENWOOD
Greenville County School District
301 Camperdown Way
Post Office Box 2848
Greenville, South Carolina 29602
Phone: (864) 355-3395
Fax: (864) 355-9257
Greenwood School District 50
Post Office Box 248
Greenwood, South Carolina 29648
Phone: (864) 941-5481
Fax: (864) 941-5536
GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD
Greenwood School District 51
Greenwood School District 52
25 East Main Street
Ware Shoals, South Carolina 29692
Phone: (864) 456-7496
Fax: (864) 456-3578
605 Johnston Road
Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666
Phone: (864) 543-3100
Fax: (864) 543-3704
LEE
HAMPTON
Lee County School District
Hampton School District One
Post Office Box 507
Bishopville, South Carolina 29010
Phone: ( 803) 484-5327 ext. 319
Fax: ( 803) 484-9107
Post Office Box 784
Hampton, South Carolina 29924
Phone: (803) 943-9434
Fax: (803) 943-9454
HAMPTON
HORRY
Hampton School District Two
Horry County School District
Post Office Box 1028
Es"ll, South Carolina 29918
Phone: (803) 625-5058
Fax: (803) 625-2573
Post Office Box 260005
Conway, South Carolina 29528
Phone: (843) 488-6789
Fax: (843) 488-6791
JASPER
KERSHAW
Jasper County School District
Kershaw County School District
PO Box 848
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
Phone: (843) 717-1130
Fax: (843) 717-1139
2029 West Dekalb Street
Camden, South Carolina 29020
Phone: (803) 425-8925
Fax: (803)424-2851
LANCASTER
LAURENS
Lancaster County School District
Laurens School District 55
1029 W. Main Street
Laurens, South Carolina 29360
Phone: (864) 984-3568
Fax: ( 864) 984-8113
302 West Dunlap Street
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
Phone: (803) 285-8439
Fax: (803) 285-2668
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LAURENS
Laurens School District 56
Lexington School District One
625 Elizabeth Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325
Phone:( 864) 833-0800 ext. 125
Fax: ( 8 64) 833-0838
Post Office Box 1869
Lexington, South Carolina 29071
Phone: (803) 951-8391
Fax: (803) 951-1389
LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
Lexington School District Two
Lexington School District Four
715 9th Street
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Phone: (803) 739-4024
Fax: (803) 739-4066
607 E. FiUh Street
Swansea, South Carolina 29160
Phone: (803) 568-1000
Fax: (803) 568-1024
LEXINGTON
MARION
Lexington School District Five
Marion School District One
6745 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
Phone: (803) 476-8222
Fax: (803) 476-8202
719 North Main Street
Marion, South Carolina 29571
Phone: (843) 423-1811 ext. 1124
Fax: (843) 423-8328
MARION
MARION
Marion School District Two
Marion School District Seven
Post Office Box 689
Mullins, South Carolina 29574
Phone: (843) 464-3740
Fax: (843) 464-3709
Post Office Box 1439
Rains, South Carolina 29589-1439
Phone: (843) 423-2891
Fax: (843) 423-7987
MARLBORO
MCCORMICK
Marlboro County School District
McCormick County School District
Post Office Box 947
Benne'sville, South Carolina 29512
Phone: (843) 454-2038
Fax: (843) 479-9680
821 North Mine Street
McCormick, South Carolina 29835
Phone: (864) 852-2435 ext.225
Fax: (864) 852-2883
NEWBERRY
OCONEE
Post Office Box 718
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Phone: (803) 321-2600
Fax: (803) 321-2604
414 S. Pine Street
Walhalla, South Carolina 29691
Phone: (864) 886-4400 ext. 1160
Fax: (864) 886-4407
Newberry County School District
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LEXINGTON
Oconee County School District
Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services
ORANGEBURG
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ORANGEBURG
Orangeburg School District Three
Orangeburg School District Four
Post Office Box 98
Holly Hill, South Carolina 29059
Phone:(803) 496-3288 ext. 218
Fax: (803) 496-5850
Post Office Box 68
Cope, South Carolina 29038-0068
Phone: (803) 395-7066
Fax: (803) 536-4638
ORANGEBURG
PICKENS
Orangeburg School District Five
Pickens County School District
578 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Phone: (803) 533-7968
Fax: (803) 535-1610
1348 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, South Carolina 29640
Phone: (864) 855-8150 ext. 141
Fax: (864) 855-8159
RICHLAND
RICHLAND
Richland School District One
Richland School District Two
1225 Oak Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
Phone: (803) 231-6773
Fax: (803) 231-6790
6831 Brookfield Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29206
Phone: (803) 738-3255
Fax: (803) 738-3308
SALUDA
SC CHARTER SCHOOL
Saluda County School District
Public Charter School District
404 N. Wise Road
Saluda, South Carolina 29138
Phone: (864) 445-8714
Fax: (864) 445-9671
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 734-8067
Fax: (803) 734-8325
SPARTANBURG
SPARTANBURG
Spartanburg School District One
Spartanburg School District Two
Post Office Box 218
Campobello, South Carolina 29322
Phone: (864) 472-2846
Fax: (864) 472-4118
4606 Parris Bridge Road
Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316
Phone: (864) 578-0128
Fax: (864) 578-8924
SPARTANBURG
SPARTANBURG
Spartanburg School District Three
Spartanburg School District Four
Post Office Box 267
Glendale, South Carolina 29346
Phone: (864) 279-6017
Fax: (864) 279-6061
118 McEdco Road
Woodruff, South Carolina 29388
Phone: (864) 476-3186
Fax: (864) 476-8616
SPARTANBURG
SPARTANBURG
Spartanburg School District Five
Spartanburg School District Six
Post Office Box 307
Duncan, South Carolina 29334
Phone: (864) 949-2309
Fax: (864) 949-2308
1390 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376
Phone: (864) 576-4212
Fax: (864) 595-2473
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SPARTANBURG
SUMTER
Spartanburg School District Seven
Post Office Box 970
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304
Phone: (864) 594-4493
Fax: (864) 596-8424
Sumter School District
Post Office Box 1180
Sumter, South Carolina 29151
Phone: (803) 469-8536 ext. 130
Fax: (803) 469-6006
UNION
WILLIAMSBURG
Union County School District
Williamsburg County School District
Post Office Box 907
Union, South Carolina 29379
Phone: (864) 429-1735
Fax: (864) 429-5401
500 North Academy
Kingstree, South Carolina 29556
Phone: (843) 355-5533
Fax: (843) 355-6297
YORK
YORK
York School District One
York School District Two
Educa"on Service Center
Post Office Box 770
York, South Carolina 29745
Phone: (803) 684-1904
Fax: (803) 684-1907
300 Clinton Avenue
Clover, South Carolina 29710
Phone: (803) 810-8406
Fax: (803) 222-8010
YORK
YORK
York School District Three
York School District Four
Post Office Drawer 10072
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29731
Phone: (803) 981-1085
Fax: (803) 981-1877
120 E. Ellio' Street
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
Phone: (803) 548-2527
Fax: (803) 547-4696
Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Educaon
Children’s Services: Family Support
Children’s Services
FAMILY SUPPORT
ABC Child Care
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (800) 476-0199
childcare.sc.gov
The ABC Child Care Program is the statewide system designed by South Carolina to deliver
child care services under a federally-funded grant program. The ABC Child Care Voucher
program makes payments to providers to care for low-income children so their parents can
work. In addition, the ABC Child Care Program has a number of activities and projects that
help to improve child care programs through-out the state, and make them more available
and affordable to the families that need them. For parents and children to be eligible for
this program, they must receive assistance from DSS.
Caring Connecon
MUSC Developmental Pediatrics
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
Toll-free: (800) 424-6872 ext. 6-1505
Phone: (843) 876-1505
Fax:(843) 870-1518
Caring Connec"on provides a network of support for parents and families who have a child
with a disability.
Family Connecon of South Carolina
2712 Middleburg Drive Suite 103-B
Columbia, SC 29204
Toll-Free: (800) 578-8750
Phone: (803) 252-0914
Fax: (803) 799-8017
www.familyconnec"onsc.org
The mission of Family Connec"on of South Carolina is to strengthen families of children with
disabili"es through parent support. Staff and volunteer parents of FCSC are located in all
coun"es of the state, and are enthusias"cally involved in ac"vi"es suppor"ng
families and children with disabili"es.
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Federaon of Families of South Carolina
810 Dutch Square Boulevard, Suite 205
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll Free: (866) 779-0402
Phone: 803-772-5210
Fax: (803) 772-5212
www.fedfamsc.org
The vision of the Federation of Families is to address the unique needs of children and youth
with emotional, behavioral and mental disabilities and their families so that they may lead
productive lives. The mission of the Federation of Families of South Carolina is to provide
leadership in the area of children’s mental health through education, awareness, support
and advocacy.
Friends of Persons with Disabilies
P.O. Box 30
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Phone: (803) 628-5999
Fax:(803) 628-7984
Friends of Persons with Disabili"es provides support to people with disabili"es and their
families in Rock Hill.
Marion-Dillon Parent Guardian Associaon
3428 Maiden Down Road
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 423-2201
Fax: (843) 423-0857
The Marion-Dillon Parent Guardian Associa"on provides support to people with disabili"es
and their families.
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Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Family Support
Children’s Services: Family Support
Children’s Services
Parents and Guardians Associaon
PO Box 1082
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 774-6775
Fax: (843) 774-0927
9995 Jamison Center
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 821-5809
Fax: (843) 821-5894
The Parents and Guardians Associa"on is a nonprofit organiza"on that advocates for all people
with developmental disabili"es. They maintain an interdenomina"onal chapel for people with
disabili"es.
Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc.
Pro-Parents
652 Bush River Road, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 772-5688
Fax: (803) 772-5341
www.proparents.org
Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organiza"on that
provides informa"on and training about educa"on to families of children with all types of
disabili"es. The agency believes that parents can be the best advocates for their children.
Advisors at PRO-Parents help parents to become aware of their rights and responsibili"es
through telephone counseling, workshops and wri'en material.
Saleeby Center Parents Council
417 Lewellen Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: (843) 332-4104
The Saleeby Center Parents Council provides support to people with disabili"es and their
families in Sumter, SC.
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Through the Looking Glass
3075 Adeline St., Ste. 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
Toll-Free: (800) 644.2666
Phone: (510) 848-1112
TTY: (510) 848-1005
Fax: (510) 848-4445
www.lookingglass.org
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a na"onally recognized center that has pioneered research,
training, and services for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a disability or
medical issue. Their mission is to create, demonstrate, and encourage non-pathological and
empowering resources and model early interven"on services for families with disability issues
in parent or child which integrate exper"se derived from personal disability experience and
disability culture. This is a naonal organizaon and serves residents in South Carolina.
Upstate Parents Network
664 Berry Shoals Road
Duncan, SC 29334
Phone: (864) 208-5995
Fax: (859) 406-8917
www.upstateparentsnetwork.org
The Upstate Parents Network is a network of parent volunteers working together to provide
support and educa"on to families whose children have intellectual disabili"es.
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Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Family Support
Children’s Services: Health & Wellbeing
Children’s Services
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Carolina Children’s Charity
1064 Gardner Road, Suite 112B
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 769-7555
Fax: (843) 769-7553
www.carolinachildren.org
Carolina Children’s Charity provides assistance to thousands of Lowcountry children with birth
defects or other health related disabili"es. These range from asthma to cerebral palsy, from
juvenile diabetes to cancer, and many more in between. All grant recipients must be age 18 and
under and must reside in Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester coun"es. Carolina Children's Charity provides assistance to cover the costs of equipment, medica"ons, medically
necessary evalua"ons and tes"ng, and much more to Lowcountry families.
Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Toll-Free: (877)543-7669
The South Carolina State Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP is a federal and state
support program to provide health insurance for children whose parents don’t qualify for
Medicaid, but who also cannot afford to insure their children.
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosc and Treatment
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (888) 549-0820
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnos"c and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit provides
comprehensive and preven"ve health care services for children under age 21 who are enrolled
in Medicaid. EPSDT is key to ensuring that children and adolescents receive appropriate
preven"ve, dental, mental health, and developmental, and specialty services. States are
required to provide comprehensive services and furnish all Medicaid coverable, appropriate,
and medically necessary services needed to correct and ameliorate health condi"ons, based on
certain federal guidelines. All Medicaid-eligible children under the age of 21 qualify for EPSDT.
For informa"on about who is eligible for Medicaid, contact the SC Department of Health and
Human Services.
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March of Dimes
240 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 403-8536
Fax: (803) 799-4549
marchofdimes.com
The March of Dimes’ mission is to improve the health of babies by preven"ng birth defects,
premature birth and infant mortality. It carries out this mission through research, community
services, educa"on and advocacy to save babies' lives.
SC Children with Special Healthcare Needs
SC DHEC
Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs
P.O. Box 101106
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Toll-Free: (800) 868-0404
Phone: (803) 898-0784
www.scdhec.gov
CSHCN provides services to children up to 18 years old who have special health care needs.
Children with special health care needs are those who have or are at risk for chronic physical,
developmental, behavioral or emo"onal disabili"es . These programs include the Children’s
Rehabilita"ve Services Program, the Hearing Program, the Orthodon"c Program, the Hemophilia Assistance Plan, and the Special Formula Program.
Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Greenville
950 West Faris Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 271-3444
Fax: (864) 271-4471
www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org
Shriners Hospitals for Children are a one-of-a-kind interna"onal health care system
dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innova"ve
research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic
disabili"es, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleU lip and palate are eligible for admission and
receive all care in a family-centered environment at no financial obliga"on to pa"ents or
families.
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Children’s Services
Children’s Services: Health & Wellbeing
Children’s Services: Health & Wellbeing
Children’s Services
TEFRA Medical Support
SC Department of Health and Human Services
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (888) 549-0820
www.dhhs.state.sc.us
TEFRA is a program for children with developmental disabilities who may receive benefits
under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA). TEFRA is an amendment to the
South Carolina State Medicaid program. Additionally, all functions related to the Medicaid
programs are housed with the Department of Health and Human Services.
USCM Team for Early Childhood Soluons
USC School of Medicine
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 935-5227
Fax: (803) 935-5300
uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs
TECS is contracted by South Carolina's BabyNet system through federal grant monies from the
Office of Special Educa"on Programs (OSEP) to manage the comprehensive system of
personnel development (CSPD) and to provide training & technical assistance to the early
interven"on system. This includes all system personnel (providers of special instruc"on,
service coordina"on, therapy services -PT,OT,SP, etc.), as well as families, family support
systems, and community program providers.
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DISABILITY SERVICES
Postsecondary schools are required to accommodate students with disabilies. If you have
quesons, contact your college regarding their disability services. Below is the contact
informaon for Disability Services for several colleges/universies in South Carolina.
Benedict College
Charleston Southern University
Special Student College
Disability Services
1600 Hardin Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 705-4560
www.benedict.edu/cms
PO Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423
Phone: (843) 863-7159
Fax: (843) 863-8030
www.csuniv.edu
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Student Disability Services
Office of Accessibility of Disability Services
Class of ’56 Academic Success Center
Suite 239
836 McMillan Rd.; Box 344060
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
Phone: (864) 656-6848
Fax: (864) 656-6849
www.clemson.edu
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 349-2341
Fax: (843) 349-5042
www.coastal.edu
College of Charleston
The Citadel
66 George Street LCTR 104
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-1431
TTY: (800) 735-2905
Fax: (843) 953-7731
disabilityservices.cofc.edu
Francis Marion University
Disability Services
The Academic Support Center
Thompson Hall
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: (843) 953-5305
Fax: (843) 953-6823
www.citadel.edu
Furman University
Disability Services
Disability Services
121 S. Evander Street
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 661-1841
Fax: (843) 661-1818
www.fmarion.edu/students/disabilityservices
3300 Poinse' Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Phone: (864) 294-2320
Fax: (864) 294-3044
www2.furman.edu
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Educaon
Educaon: Disability Services
Educaon: Disability Services
Educaon
Greenville Technical College
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Student Disability Services
Disability Services
Barton Campus
Student Center (105), Room 115
Phone: (864) 250-8202
V/TTY: (864) 250-8408
www.gvltec.edu
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 349-5249
www.hgtc.edu
Lander University
Limestone College
Student Disability Services
Disability Services
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649-2099
Phone: (864) 388-8000
www.lander.edu
1115 College Dr.
Gaffney, SC 29340-3799
Toll Free: (800) 795-7151
Phone: (864) 489-7151
Fax: (864) 487-8706
www.limestone.edu
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Disability Services
3250 St. Ma'hews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Phone: (803) 536-0311
Midlands Technical College
PO Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone (803) 822-3505
Fax (803) 822-3295
TTY (803) 822-3021
www.midlandstech.com
South Carolina State
300 College Street, Northeast
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117
Toll-Free: (800) 260-5956
Spartanburg Community College (SCC)
SCC Student Disability Services
SCC Central Campus
East Building | Room 30-B
Phone: (864) 592-4818
www.sccsc.edu
Trident Technical College
University of South Carolina (USC)
P.O. Box 118067
Charleston, SC 29423
Toll-Free: (877) 349-7184
Phone: (843) 574-6351
1523 Greene Street
LeConte Room 112A
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-6142
Fax: 803-777-6741
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USC-Aiken
USC Beaufort
Disability Services
Disability Services
471 University Parkway, Box 15
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 643-6816
Fax: (803) 641-3677
h'p://web.usca.edu
USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus
Room 205, Library Building
One University Blvd.
Bluaon, SC 29909
Phone: (843) 208-8264
www.uscb.edu
USC - Upstate
Winthrop University
Disability Services
6 Crawford Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
Phone: (803) 323-3290
Fax: (803) 323-4585
www.winthrop.edu
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 503-5199
Fax: (864) 503-5086
www.uscupstate.edu
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Educaon
Educaon: Disability Services
Educaon: Life Programs
Educaon
LIFE PROGRAMS
LIFE (Learning is for Everyone)
LIFE programs are for students with intellectual disabili"es at two and four year universi"es in
South Carolina. The goal of this partnership project is to support the development of South
Carolina’s LIFE™ programs, offering excellent post-secondary educa"onal opportuni"es for
students with intellectual disabili"es. The desired outcomes of the transi"on and post
secondary program are academic enrichment, socializa"on, independent living skills, and
compe""ve or supported employment. Below are LIFE programs in South Carolina:
CarolinaLIFE
240 Wardlaw – College of Educa"on
820 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-6092
Fax: (803) 777-2824
www.sa.sc.edu/sds/carolinalife
CarolinaLIFE™ Program focuses on offering a college experience to individuals with intellectual
and cogni"ve disabili"es that might otherwise not experience a college life. CarolinaLIFE
believe that individuals with intellectual or cogni"ve disabili"es have the right to experience
collegiate life in a way that is appropriate to meet their needs and advance their long-term
goals. Students enrolled will be working on social, community living, voca"onal, and academic
goals.
ClemsonLIFE
Clemson University
201E Godfrey Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: (864) 656-0501
www.clemson.edu/culife
The ClemsonLIFE™ Program at Clemson University is designed for students with intellectual
disabili"es who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus. The mission of the
ClemsonLIFE™ Program is to provide a coordinated course of study that includes career
explora"on and prepara"on along with self-awareness, discovery, and personal improvement
through a framework of courses, job internships, and community par"cipa"on.
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Coastal CarolinaLIFE
Baxley Hall 205
P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843)349-2387
www.coastal.edu
The Coastal Carolina University LIFE™ program is a four-year, tui"on-based, post-secondary
educa"on and transi"on program for young adults who have mild to moderate intellectual
disabili"es as defined by the American Associa"on for Intellectual and Developmental
Disabili"es (AAIDD). Successful comple"on of the program will provide students with the skills
to pursue and obtain meaningful employment, as well as develop social skills necessary for
success in the workplace.
College of Charleston - R.E.A.C.H.
Realizing Educaonal and Career Hopes
234 Robert Small Building
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-4811
TTY: (800) 735-2905
Fax: (843) 953-773
www.cofc.edu
The REACH program at the College of Charleston is a four-year inclusive program for students
with mild to moderate intellectual disabili"es. The purpose of the program is to provide the
opportunity for all students to realize their intellectual and personal poten"al, and to become
responsible, produc"ve members of society. REACH students will par"cipate in the academic,
residen"al, social, and cultural experiences offered by the College, with appropriate support for
success.
OTHER PROGRAMS
Clemson HOPE
Clemson University Outdoor Lab
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0737
Phone: (864) 646-7502
Fax: (864) 646-3620
Clemson HOPE is a 16-week, semester program held at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab,
located on a beau"ful peninsula on Hartwell Lake. The Outdoor Lab was originally created in
the early 1970's to serve people with disabili"es in a camp se[ng, and these programs s"ll
take place in June and July.
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Educaon
Educaon: Life Programs
Educaon: Resources
Educaon
RESOURCES
Instute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachuse's 02125
Phone: (617) 287-4300
Fax: (617) 287-4352
TTY: (617) 287-4350
www.communityinclusion.org
The Ins"tute for Community Inclusion (ICI) is a University Center of Excellence in Disability. ICI
has a wide array of materials that support full access of youth and adults with
disabili"es to employment and post-secondary educa"on. ICI offers training, clinical, and
employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organiza"ons to
promote inclusion of people with disabili"es in school, work, and community ac"vi"es. This is
a naonal organizaon.
SC Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8500
State Superintendent: (803) 734-8492
ed.sc.gov
The SC Department of Educa"on ensures that every South Carolina student acquires an
educa"on that provides the knowledge, skills, and a[tudes to succeed in careers or
college as a contribu"ng member of society. They provide every parent the opportunity to
choose a school with the environment and curriculum that best fits the needs, abili"es, and
aspira"ons of his or her child. They pride themselves on schools led by effec"ve principals and
effec"ve teachers.
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ThinkCollege
University of Massachuse's Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachuse's 02125
www.thinkcollege.net
Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental
disabili"es in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what
is currently going on, provide resources and strategies and inform others about
training events. The informa"on is for transi"on aged students as well as adults a'ending or
planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.
This is a naonal organizaon .
TransCen,Inc.
www.transcen.org
TransCen, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organiza"on dedicated to improving educa"onal and
employment outcomes for people with disabili"es. The associates at TransCen, Inc.
develop, implement, and research innova"ons regarding school-to-adult life transi"on and
career development for people with disabili"es. Their work is driven by the belief that there is
a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of the nature of their disability, their need for
workplace support and accommoda"on, or economic circumstance. This is a naonal
organizaon.
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Educaon
Educaon: Resources
Employment: Employment & Training Resources
Employment
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING RESOURCES
ABILITYJobs/JobAccess
PO Box 10878
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
www.jobaccess.org
The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabili"es to enhance their
professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By pos"ng job
opportuni"es, employers not only exhibit an open door policy, but also demonstrate their
responsiveness to affirma"ve ac"on by genuinely recrui"ng qualified persons with
disabili"es. This is a naonal organizaon.
Bender Consulng
3 Penn Center West, Suite 223
Pi'sburgh, PA 15276
Phone:( 412) 787-8567
TTY: (800) 654-5988
Fax: (412) 787-7178
www.benderconsult.com
Bender Consulting’s mission is to recruit and hire people with disabili"es for compe""ve
career opportuni"es in the public and private sectors. At Bender Consul"ng Services, their
vision is to be a company that posi"vely impacts worldwide change, resul"ng in increased
compe""ve employment of people with disabili"es. This is a naonal organizaon.
Community Opons Supported Employment
113 Execu"ve Pointe Blvd. Suite 104
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 750-8998
Fax: (803) 750-3271
www.comop.org/southcarolina.html
COSE is a non-profit organiza"on that educates and empowers low-income adults with
developmental disabili"es with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal
goals and op"mum poten"al in life. Through their 100% community-based work model, they
foster interac"ve par"cipa"on with businesses and the general public rather than isolate
program par"cipants in a sheltered environment.
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DisABLEDperson Inc.
PO Box 230636
Encinitas, Ca. 92023-0636
Phone: (760) 420-1269
www.disabledperson.com
DisABLEDperson, Inc. is a public charity organiza"on whose primary focus is disability
employment. This organiza"ons primary focus is disability employment and is free to both
individuals and corpora"ons. You can post resumes, job pos"ng and search for disability
employment vacancies. DisABLEDperson Inc. also conducts scholarships for college students
with disabili"es. All services are free to community members and free to employers to post
jobs, conduct resume searches and par"cipate in Job Fairs. This is a naonal organizaon.
Goodwill Job Connecon
Lexington
118 Knoll Sta"on Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803)808-0299
Fax: (803) 808-0297
Aiken
1015 Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC 29803
Phone: (803) 649-7694
The Goodwill Job Connec"on is an employment resource center job seekers can come for
further assistance in helping them to gain employment. No appointment is needed.
Individuals need to come in person during business hours, speak with an employment
specialist, and register at a loca"on. Once registered, the individuals can u"lize any of the
services offered, and they can also go to the any of the loca"ons for assistance.
Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina
2150 Eagle Drive, Bldg 100
North Charleston, SC 29406
Toll-Free: (888) 560-0072
Phone: (843) 566-0072
Fax: (843) 566-0062
www.palme'ogoodwill.org
Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organiza"on that serves
the communi"es of 18 coun"es in the lower areas of South Carolina. By offering job training,
career coaching and other employment programs and services, Goodwill helps
people achieve their full poten"al through the dignity and power of work.
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Employment
Employment: Employment & Training Resources
Employment: Employment & Training Resources
Employment
Job Accommodaon Network (JAN)
Toll-Free: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
www.askjan.org
The Job Accommoda"on Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confiden"al
guidance on workplace accommoda"ons and disability employment issues. Working toward
prac"cal solu"ons that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with
disabili"es enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value
and talent that people with disabili"es add to the workplace. This is a naonal organizaon.
USC Supported Employment Program
USC Center for Disability Resources
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 935-5231
Fax: (803) 935-5059
h'p://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome
The Supported Employment Program; was developed to be implemented as a universal
system of service delivery throughout the state of South Carolina for the Department of
Disabili"es and Special Needs. The primary mission of the program is to work toward the
understanding, respect and support in securing appropriate employment for all customers.
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Governor's CommiKee on Employment of People with Disabilies
South Carolina Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department
P.O. Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171
Telephone: (803) 896-6580
Fax: (803) 896-6510
The South Carolina Governor’s Commi'ee on Employment of People with Disabili"es fosters
greater public awareness of the many talents and qualifica"ons of workers with disabili"es
and their posi"ve impact on the workforce and our state’s economy. The commi'ee is a hub
for mayor’s commi'ees located throughout the state and employment-oriented state
agencies. The commi'ee promotes the employment of people with disabili"es and publicly
recognizes businesses and individuals with disabili"es for their employment
achievements. Mayors’ commi'ees and agencies throughout the state promote Na"onal
Disability Employment Awareness Month with special events, open houses and awards
presenta"ons. The commi'ee also sponsors a journalism contest, focusing on employment of
people with disabili"es, which awards a college scholarship.
Program Assistance line (PAL Line)
P.O. Box 142
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 734-2080
www.state.sc.us/itgov
The PAL Line provides free informa"on regarding employment opportuni"es, housing,
financial assistance, legal assistance, mental health, counseling, transporta"on, health
services, food/clothing assistance, etc. This is available to all residents of South Carolina.
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Employment: State & Government Programs
Employment
Schedule A, Hiring Authority
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20415
Phone: (202) 606-1800
TTY: (202) 606-2532
www.opm.gov/disability
Federal agencies accepts non-compe""ve employment applica"ons from people with
disabili"es under the Schedule A hiring authority. People with intellectual disabili"es, severe
physical disabili"es, or psychiatric disabili"es and have documenta"on from a licensed
medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional cer"fied by a state, the
District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to prac"ce medicine); a licensed voca"onal
rehabilita"on specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency
of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits may
apply through the Schedule A hiring authority.
South Carolina Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (800) 922-2222
Phone: (803) 898-8731
www.sccb.state.sc.us
The mission of SC Commission for the Blind is to provide quality, individualized voca"onal
rehabilita"on services, independent living services, and preven"on services to persons who
are blind and have low vision, leading to compe""ve employment and social and economic
independence.
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South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
1550 Gadsden Street (Main Office)
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Phone: (803) 737-2400
ADA Assistance/Toll-Free: (800) 436-8190
www.dew.sc.gov
The mission of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is to provide
quality, customer-driven workforce services that promote financial stability and economic
growth. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is
responsible for paying unemployment insurance benefits, collec"ng unemployment taxes,
finding jobs for people, finding employees for companies, and collec"ng and dissemina"ng
state/federal employment sta"s"cs. While these func"ons have not changed significantly
over the past decade, customer needs and service delivery methods have. As the leading
workforce development and labor exchange agency in the state, DEW con"nually adapts to
the demands of new technology and the global economy. Our main goal is to match job
seekers with employers quickly, efficiently, and effec"vely, and we offer a variety of services
to assist both groups. The thrust of our new focus can be summarized in two words:
Customer Sa"sfac"on. We believe in customer service and effec"ve results. There are
several Workforce Centers throughout South Carolina, please see the Workforce Centers
sec"on in this directory for a complete lis"ng.
SC Department of Mental Health Consumer Employment Program
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Administra"on Building
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Phone: (803) 898-4275
TTY: (864) 297-5130
The mission of SCDMH is to assist people in their recovery of mental illnesses. Employment has
long been viewed as an essen"al component to helping people recover from their emo"onal
disabili"es. Partnerships with the South Carolina Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department
(SCVRD) and Work-in-Progress, counselors and job coaches help people with emo"onal
disabili"es seek, obtain, and maintain compe""ve employment. If you are interested in more
informa"on about Consumer Employment Services in your area, please contact the number
listed above.
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Employment: State & Government Programs
Employment: State & Government Programs
Employment
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
2611 Forest Drive Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll-Free: (800) 521-0725
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Fax: (803) 253-4191
www.state.sc.us/schac
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is a state agency created in 1972 to
encourage fair treatment, eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimina"on, and foster mutual
understanding and respect among all people in this state. Contact SHAC to file a claim r
egarding employment discrimina"on.
South Carolina Vocaonal Rehabilitaon Department (SCVRD)
1410 Boston Ave.
West Columbia, SC 29171
Toll-Free: (800) 832-7526
Phone: (803) 896-6500
TTY: (803) 896-6553
www.scvrd.net
The South Carolina Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department (SCVRD) serves people who want to
work but are hindered from doing so by a physical or mental disability. Informa"on is
available at any SCVRD Offices. When a person with a disability applies for VR services, a team
of voca"onal rehabilita"on specialists helps determine eligibility. If VR services could improve
that person's prospects of compe""ve employment, eligibility can be established. Exis"ng
records are used in determining eligibility. A VR team helps each new client understand the
op"ons available in se[ng and reaching a voca"onal goal. SCVRD’s informed choice policy
makes each client a full partner in the voca"onal rehabilita"on process with access to all the
informa"on needed to make necessary decisions.
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Social Security Administraon’s Ticket to Work Program
Toll Free: (866) 968-7842
TTY/TDD: (866) 833-2967
www.choosework'w.net
The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program was created in 1999 to provide Social
Security disability beneficiaries the choices, opportuni"es and supports needed to become and
stay employed, increase their earnings and eventually leave and remain off benefits by being
fully self-suppor"ng, whenever possible. Organiza"ons selected to par"cipate in the Ticket
program are required to provide employment support services that afford Ticket Holders the
opportunity and support to prepare for, obtain and retain career ladder jobs that will
realis"cally enable them to leave and remain off of cash benefits.
Eligible Social Security disability beneficiaries may assign their Tickets to SC Department of
Voca"onal Rehabilita"on or an Employment Network (EN) of their choice. For a complete lis"ng
of Employment Networks, visit the website.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
301 N. Main Street, Suite 1402
Greenville, SC 29601-9916
Phone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (864) 241-4416
www.eeoc.gov
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing
federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee
because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), na"onal origin, age (40
or older), disability or gene"c informa"on.
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Employment: Workforce Centers
Employment
WORKFORCE CENTERS
SC Works links all of South Carolina's state and local workforce services and resources.
The partners are the SC Department of Employment and Workforce and South Carolina's 12
Workforce Investment Boards, which administer SC Works Centers throughout the State of
South Carolina.
Abbeville
Aiken
353 Highway 28 Bypass
Abbeville, SC 29620
Phone: (864) 459-5486
1571 Richland Avenue East
Aiken, SC 29802-2418
Phone: (803) 641-7640
Aiken Technical College
Allendale
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 593-9954 ext.1283
398 Barnwell Highway
Allendale, SC 29810
Phone: (803) 584-3263
Anderson
Bamberg
309 West Whitner Street
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 226-6273
1239 Solomon Bla' Blvd.
Denmark, SC 29042
Phone: (803) 780-1359
Barnwell
Beaufort
248 Wall Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 259-7116
164 Castle Rock Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
Phone: (843) 524-3351
BenneKsville
Berkeley
460 Highway 9 West
Benne'sville, SC 29512
Phone: (843) 479-4081
100 South Highway 52,
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: (843) 761-4400
Bishopville
Camden
123 South Ne'les Street
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (803) 483-2021
205 East Dekalb Street
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-5153
Cheraw
Chester
318 Front Street
Cheraw, SC 29520
Phone: (843) 320-9760
764 Wilson Street
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 377-8147
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Chesterfield
Colleton
344 East Blvd., Suite B
Chesterfield, SC 29709
Phone: (843) 623-3221
101 Mable T. Willis Blvd.
P.O. Drawer 530
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 538-8980
Columbia
Conway
700 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 737-0193
200-A Victory Lane
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 234-9675
Dorchester
Edgefield
2885 West 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29484
Phone: (843) 574-1814
400 Church Street
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: (803) 637-4029
Florence
Gaffney
558 West Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 669-4271
133 Wilmac Road
Gaffney, SC 29342
Phone: (864) 489-3112
Greenwood
Hampton
519 Monument Street
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 223-1681
12 Walnut Street East
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-3291
Jasper
Lake City
11332 B North Jacob Smarts Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: (843) 726-3750
209 Graham Road
Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: (843) 374-0970 ext.1058
Lancaster
Laurens
705 North White Street
Lancaster, SC 29721
Phone: (803) 285-6966
18 Hazel Drive
Clinton, SC 29325
Phone: (864) 833-0142
Lexington
Liberty
714 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 359-6131
317 Summit Drive
Liberty, SC 29657
Phone: (864) 843-9512
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Employment: Workforce Centers
Employment
Kingstree
Marion
530 Mar"n Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone: (843) 354-7436
2413 East Highway 76
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 423-6900
McAlister Square
McCormick
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 467-8080
109 West Augusta Street
McCormick, SC 29835
Phone: (864) 852-3649
Newberry
Orangeburg
833 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: (803) 276-2110
1804 Joe Jeffords Hwy.
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 534-3336
Piedmont
Rock Hill
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 941-8395
1228 Fincher Road
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Phone: (803) 328-3881
Saluda
Seneca
407 West Butler Avenue
Saluda, SC 29138
Phone: (864) 445-2047
1091 North Radio Sta"on
Seneca, SC 29679-1499
Phone: (864) 882-2259
Spartanburg
Sumter
110 Commerce Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 562-4168
31 E. Calhoun Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 774-1300
Union
Winnsboro
103 West Main Street
Union, SC 29379
Phone: (864) 427-5672
1009 Kincaid Bridge Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-2292
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Anderson Interfaith Ministries
1202 South Murray Ave.
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 226-2273
Fax: (864) 225-0349
www.aimcharity.org
Anderson Interfaith Ministries coordinates with area church groups, civic organiza"ons and
clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs on an as needed basis. AIM seeks dedicated
groups to volunteer their "me for this need.
The Deep Well Project
154A Beach City Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Phone: (843) 785-2849
Fax: (843) 785-4214
h'p://deepwellproject.org/default.html
The Deep Well Project is a private non-profit organiza"on serving the basic needs of
individuals with disabili"es on Hilton Head Island.
East Bluff Community Organizaon (EECO)
2613 Palmland Dr.
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 556-9867
Fax: (803) 834-4382
East Bluff Community Organiza"on, EBCO, provides up to $6,000 of grant funds for home
repairs to homeowners who are at least 55 years old OR have a disability with a total income
at 50% or less of the median income for the same size family in the same county. This
program is most oUen used for life-threatening situa"ons in the home (a lack of heat or air
condi"oning, faulty wiring, etc.) and is the only program that can be used to repair a mobile
home (must be less than 20 yrs. old). The person in need must own the mobile home and the
land that it is on.
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Housing: Home Modificaons
Housing: Home Modificaons
Housing
EmmanuWheel
566 Rawl Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 730-8042
www.emmanuwheel.org
The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps and assist in the installation of
ramps for individuals who cannot afford the cost of such modifications in Richland and
Lexington County. The agency addresses the specific needs of persons using wheelchairs
with the intent to share the love of Christ in a practical way.
Home Builders Associaon of South Carolina
1419 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Phone: (803) 771-7408
Fax: (803) 254-5762
www.hbaofsc.com
The Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) is a professional, non-profit
association committed to promoting housing for people of all income levels and the
production of quality homes.
Home Works of America
PO Box 102
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 781-4536
Fax: (803) 233-9389
www.homeworksofamerica.org
Home Works is a nonprofit founded in 1996 to repair homes of homeowners in need, assist
youth in their development, and empower communi"es to meet the needs of their
members. Home Works is dedicated to assis"ng individuals who require home repairs and
meet the following criteria: Own their home, live in the home, and are on a fixed income
(such as SSI and SSDI).
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Kehoe Constructors, LLC
Phone: (803) 951-0494
With 20+ years experience in Construc"on Management, with an Architectural background,
and cer"fica"ons in both Aging-in-Place and Green Building, Kehoe Constructors, LLC is
uniquely qualified to assist you every step of the way with your next home or remodel
project with Universal Design. Throughout the building process, they will help you make
informed decisions that will affect you, your family, and your visitors for years to come.
Kehoe Constructors, LLC is fully licensed and insured, and is a member in good standing
with the Na"onal Associa"on of Home Builders.
LightHouse Ministries
201 East Elm. Street
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 629-0830
Fax: (843) 629-9254
www.lightonline.org
Lighthouse Ministries provides assistance to Florence County residents in need who have not
been able to access other services. The agency may assist with rent/mortgage payments,
essen"al u"lity bills, medicine (when not covered by insurance), and home modifica"ons. In
addi"on, the agency may provide referrals to other appropriate local agencies and will provide traveler's aid to individuals who have been stranded and are trying to get home.
My Home
7720 Columbia Rd.
St. Ma'hews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 331-8081
www.myhomesc.net
My Home is dedicated to crea"ng safer, barrier-free environments that work for everyone.
With careful planning, thoughdul design and high quality construc"on, My Home modifies
homes by assessing the exis"ng space needs for mobility and recommending products and
services to meet each homeowner’s unique needs.
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Housing: Home Modificaons
Housing: Home Modificaons
Housing
Operaon Home
2120 Noisette Blvd., Suite 124
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 853-3211
operationhome.org
Since its incep"on, hundreds of homes have been repaired by Opera"on Home, totaling in
excess of $1 million. Opera"on Home’s mission is to help people remain in their homes by
increasing safety and accessibility through the coordina"on of cri"cal home repairs for
low-income residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Coun"es. Opera"on Home
receives referrals from a wide network of providers, including home health agencies,
u"lity companies, churches, schools, disability service centers, and other social service
agencies.
Share Inc.
1200 Pendleton Street.
Greenville, SC 29603
Phone: (864) 269-0700
Fax: (864) 295-6151
www.sharesc.org
Share Inc. provides assistance with rent/mortgage and u"li"es. The agency may also help
with weatheriza"on to the homes of persons who qualify due to income, age, and/or
disability so they may con"nue to live safely in their homes.
SC Vocaonal Rehabilitaon Home Modificaon Loan Program
1330 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
Toll-Free: (800) 832-7526
Phone: (803) 896-6500
TTY: (803) 896-6553
The Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department Home Modifica"on Loan pays for ramps and
some home modifica"ons for people who qualify for their services, if the modifica"on
enables the individual with a disability to become or stay employed.
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United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Development
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1007
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-5163
Fax: (803) 765-5633
www.rurdev.usda.gov
The USDA offers direct and guaranteed loans to help very low- to moderate-income rural
households purchase, construct, repair, or relocate homes. The Home Improvement and
Repair Program provide loans for very low-income homeowners to remove health and safety
hazards and make homes accessible for people with disabili"es.
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Housing: Home Modificaons
Housing: Housing Authories
Housing
HOUSING AUTHORITIES
Aiken Housing Authority
PO Box 889
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 649-6673
www.aikenhousing.org
The Aiken Housing Authority aims to meet the emerging affordable housing needs of low to
moderate-income individuals and families .
Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 722-1942
Fax: (843) 577-6825
www.cchra.net/cchra
The mission of the Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority is to provide
quality affordable housing and assist in providing economic opportuni"es to the low-income
ci"zens of Charleston County. They do so through their Public Housing Department, the
Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Department, and their resident services. The Public
Housing Division also has two residences exclusively for older adults or people with
disabili"es. Contact the above number or visit their website for more informa"on about their
services and programs.
Columbia Housing Authority
1917 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 254-3886
Fax: (803) 376-6164
www.chasc.org
The Columbia Housing Authority aims to meet the emerging affordable housing needs of low
to moderate-income individuals and families in Columbia and Richland County.
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Housing Authority of the City of Charleston
550 Mee"ng Street,
Charleston, SC, 29403
Phone: (843) 720-3970
www.chacity.com
The Charleston Housing Authority aims to meet the emerging affordable housing needs of low
to moderate-income individuals and families.
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville
511B Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 467-4250
Fax: (864) 467-2613
TDD: (864) 467-4302
www.hacgsc.net
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville, a corporate body poli"c, was created in
September, 1938 by State enabling legisla"on and vested with the powers to acquire
property, construct and operate housing and to borrow, expend, lend and repay moneys to
provide housing to moderate and low-income families. The mission of the Housing Authority of
the City of Greenville is to promote adequate, affordable and well-maintained housing that
promotes a posi"ve family living environment. In addi"on, to the degree possible, provide
access to programs and guidance that encourages our clients to become self-sufficient, to
u"lize pathways to homeownership, and no longer be dependent upon the provision of
housing assistance.
The Housing Authority of Fort Mill
105 Bozeman Drive
PO Box 220
Fort Mill, SC 29716
Phone: (803) 547-6787
www.hafmsc.com
The Fort Mill Housing Authority aims to meet the emerging affordable housing needs of low to
moderate-income individuals and families.
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Housing: Housing Authories
Housing: Housing Authories
Housing
SC Regional Housing Authority No. 3
10938 Ellenton St.
Barnwell, SC 29812
Toll Free: (800) 922-5504
Phone: (803) 259-3588
Fax: (803) 259-4630
www.scrha3.com/scrha3/index.asp
The mission of SC Regional Housing Authority No. 3 is to provide all the necessary tools for a
family to obtain and maintain affordable housing and home ownership in a safe, sanitary, and
decent manner. They offer the following programs: The Homeownership program, Public Housing program, and the Sec"on 8 program.
South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority
300-C Outlet Pointe Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-9001
TTY: (803) 896-8831
Fax: (803) 896-9012
www.schousing.com
The South Carolina State Housing, Finance, and Development Authority offers a number of
programs to assist people concerning housing. They have a Housing Choice Voucher Program,
which can assist people in the following counties: Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Fairfield,
Kershaw, Lee, and Lexington. Through the SC Housing Trust Fund, they assist non-profit and
government entities in providing financial assistance for affordable housing for low income
households.
The Spartanburg Housing Authority
Suite A 201 Caulder Avenue,
Spartanburg, SC 2930
Phone: (864) 598-6001
www.shasc.org
The Spartanburg Housing Authority aims to meet the emerging affordable housing needs of low
to moderate-income individuals and families.
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INFORMATION
Charleston Trident Urban League
P.O. Box 20249
Charleston, SC 29413-0249
Phone: (843) 965-4037
Fax: (843) 965-4039
h'p://ctul.org
The Charleston Trident Urban League assists minorities in Charleston, Berkeley and
Dorchester counties to achieve economic and social equality. The Charleston Trident Urban
League implements its mission through advocacy, direct services and working in
collaboration with local and state agencies and through partnerships with individuals and
members of the corporate community. They also house the Housing Services Center provides
first "me homebuyer educa"on, financial literacy, comprehensive fair housing counseling
services and avoca"on in assis"ng families obtain and maintain safe, decent and affordable
housing. It is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved counseling
agency in southeastern South Carolina.
Family Services, Inc.
4925 Lacross Road, Suite 205
North Charleston, SC 29406
Toll-Free: (800) 232-6489 ext. 7862
Phone: (843) 735-7802
Fax: (843) 744-2886
www.fsisc.org/home.asp
Family Services, Inc. exists to empower, at a cost comparable to industry standards,
individuals and families to become or remain func"onally independent. They offer
bankruptcy counseling, behavioral health services, a conservatorship program, consumer
credit counseling services, a representa"ve payee program, a homeownership resource
center, and an employee assistance program. Contact them or visit their website for more
informa"on about their many programs.
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Housing: Informaon
Housing: Informaon
Housing
Social Serve
4300 Wilson Blvd., #400
Arlington, VA 22203
Toll-Free: (800) 421-1221
Fax: (703) 248-9440
www.socialserve.com
Social Serve is a free service to list and locate rental housing, provided by the SC State
Housing Finance and Development Authority and its Affordable Housing Partners. Using the
website, it is possible to search by accessibility features, price, loca"on, and a number of
other variables. This is a na"onal database.
South Carolina Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
1835 Assembly Street, 13th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 253-3292
Fax: (803) 253-3043
www.hud.gov
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable
homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and
protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a
platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from
discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
2611 Forest Drive Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29240
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Toll-Free: (800) 521-0725
Fax: (803) 253-4191
www.state.sc.us/schac
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is a state government agency that enforces
that South Carolina Fair Housing Law. The Fair Housing Law makes it illegal to discriminate in
housing because of race, color, religion, sex, na"onal origin, disabili"es, or familial status
(families with children, including pregnant women).
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Southeastern Housing Foundaon
PO Box 1326
Barnwell, SC 29812
Toll Free: (800) 922-5504
Phone: (803) 259-3588
Fax: (803) 259-9200
TTY (800) 735-8583
www.scrha3.com/scrha3/shf.asp
Southeastern Housing Founda"on (SHF) is a non-profit founda"on designed to create quality,
safe, and affordable housing opportuni"es. SHF also owns and operates both Sec"on 8
subsidized and conven"onal rental proper"es in South Carolina.
Urban League of the Upstate
15 Regency Hill Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 224-3862
Fax: (864) 244-6134
www.urbanleagueoUheupstate.org
410 Magnolia St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 562-4400
Fax: (864) 562-4403
As a HUD approved counseling en"ty, HSS offers services that enable residents of the
Upstate to make informed decisions regarding their housing needs and goals. The primary
component of this program is comprehensive housing counseling - which includes
homebuyer educa"on, post purchase counseling, financial literacy training and home
maintenance classes. HSS also provides limited financial assistance for those in need. Through
this program, the Urban League operates and manages fiUy-nine units of safe,
descent affordable housing for senior ci"zens. The Urban League also assists with Individual
Development Accounts (IDA). IDAs allow an individual to save money for homeownership by
matching his/her savings $2.00 for every $1.00 up to $2,000.
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Housing: Informaon
Housing: Programs
Housing
PROGRAMS
First-Time Home Buyer Program
Phone: (803) 896-9508
www.sha.state.sc.us/First-Time_Home_Buyers
This program assists low-to-moderate income S.C. families and individuals by offering a
compe""ve market fixed interest rate mortgage loan. SC State Housing also offers down
payment assistance and closing costs. The first-"me home buyer requirement is waived for
individuals or families with disabili"es, as determined by SSDI/SSI, whether the buyer is an
individual with a disability or the parent of someone who qualifies. Interested par"es may
contact the SC State Housing Loan Program or one of the Par"cipa"ng Lending Partners, listed
on the website
Healing Properes
1225 Laurel Street, Suite 109
Columbia SC9202
Phone: (803) 251-3425
Fax: (803) 251-3426
www.healingpropertiessc.org
Healing Proper"es provides income-based housing to individuals who are currently homeless
and receive either SSI or SSDI. It is their hope that every client is given a stable place to call
home, and the ability to live self-sufficiently.
Home Again Program (Money Follows the Person)
SC Department of Health and Human Services
Home Again Program (Money Follows the Person)
P.O. Box 8206
1801 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Phone: (803) 898-0728
Fax: (803) 255-8209
Home Again is a program assis"ng seniors, individuals with disabili"es, and children with
severe emo"onal disturbances who currently live in facili"es to transi"on back into their
communi"es and receive appropriate services and supports. A par"cipant will be entered
into one of the 9 Home and Community Based Service Waivers. The assigned waiver will be
the one which best suits a par"cipant's level of care and their bio-psychosocial needs.
Par"cipants are eligible for all services deemed appropriate within that waiver.
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Housing Choice Voucher Program
Phone: (803) 896-8888
Fax: (803) 551-4900
TTY: (803) 896-8831
www.sha.state.sc.edu/Rental_Assistance
This is the federal government’s program for assis"ng very low income families. Since housing
assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, par"cipants are able to find and
rent privately owned housing. Eligibility is determined by the Public Housing Agency, based on
total annual gross income and family size. The State Housing Finance and Development
Authority administers HUD’s HCV Program in Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Fairfield,
Kershaw, Lee, and Lexington coun"es.
Mental Health America South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-5363
www.mha-sc.org
MHASC created Turnkey Housing Corp., an arm of the organiza"on that develops housing,
especially in rural areas. The housing staff works with the local community to design housing
that best fits the needs of consumers. MHASC and its affiliates are the single largest
non-profit sponsoring housing for individuals with psychiatric disabili"es in South Carolina.
Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)
3809 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 786-1844
Fax: (803)754-7783
www.mirci.org
MIRCI is a nonprofit organiza"on whose mission is to provide community based services to
individuals recovering from severe mental illness or emo"onal disorders in the Midlands of
South Carolina through counseling, housing and financial management ini"a"ves.
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Housing: Programs
Housing: Programs
Housing
Supporve Community Living Iniave (SCLI)
Located within the Center for Disability Resources, USC
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 935-5947
Fax: (803) 935-5001
http://uscm.med.sc.edu/supported_living
The SCLI was designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries,
and spinal cord injuries the supports to become active members of their communities. It
provides a systematic and comprehensive technical assistance approach that leads
individuals, as well as their circles of support, in exploring creative housing opportunities.
USC Supporve Housing Services
1325 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 343-3437
Fax: (803) 343-0434
h'p://suppor"vehousing.med.sc.edu
Supportive Housing Services has a number of programs providing services to persons who
have disabilities and who are homeless or at an increased risk of homelessness. SHS works
with clients who have an interest in learning ways to change their current situation, and
serves individuals in Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Calhoun, Fairfield, and Kershaw counties.
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NATIONAL INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATIONS
The Independent Living philosophy postulates that people with disabilies are the best
experts on their needs, and therefore they must take the iniave, individually and
collecvely, in designing and promong be:er soluons.
Associaon of Programs for Rural Independent Living
APRIL
2001 Pershing Circle, Suite 200
North Li'le Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501) 753-3400
Fax: (501) 753-3406
www.april-rural.org
The Associa"on of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a na"onal grass roots,
consumer controlled, nonprofit membership organiza"on consis"ng of centers for
independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living
councils, other organiza"ons, and individuals concerned with the independent living issues
of people with disabili"es living in rural America.
Naonal Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Toll-Free: (877) 525-3400
Phone: (202) 207-0334
TTY: (202) 207-0340
Fax: (202) 207-0341
www.ncil.org
NCIL’s mission is: As a membership organiza"on, NCIL advances independent living and the
rights of people with disabili"es through consumer-driven advocacy. An outcome of the
na"onal Disability Rights and Independent Living Movements, NCIL was founded to
embody the values of disability culture and Independent Living philosophy, which creates a
new social paradigm and emphasizes that people with disabili"es are the best experts on
their own needs, that they have crucial and valuable perspec"ve to contribute to society,
and are deserving of equal opportunity to decide how to live, work, and take part in their
communi"es.
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Independent Living
Independent Living: Naonal Independent Living Organizaons
Independent Living: SC Centers For Independent Living
Independent Living
SC CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are consumer controlled, community-based, cross
disability, non-residenal private nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within a
local community by individuals with disabilies. Each CIL has their own board of directors and
organizaonal goals to provide services that will maximize the independence of
Individuals with disabilies and the accessibility of the communies they live in. Centers
operate as separate enes from the Statewide Independent Living Council and are funded in
part by the Department of Educaon, Rehabilitaon Services Administraon, Independent
Living Branch, to provide, among other things, four core services including:
Informaon & Referral, Independent Living Skill Training, Individual and Systems Advocacy and
Peer Counseling.
Dark Pink: Able SC - Upstate (800-681-7715);
Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee,
Anderson, Laurens, Union, Abbeville, and Greenwood
Light Pink: Able SC - Midlands (800-681-6805);
York, Chester, Saluda, Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington,
Richland, Sumter, Lee, Calhoun, Clarendon, and Orangeburg
Dark Blue: Walton Options - North Augusta (803-279-9611);
McCormick, Edgefield, Aiken, and Barnwell.
Light Blue: Walton Options - Lowcountry (877-821-8400);
Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, and Bamberg
Yellow: DRC (866-874-7730); Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester,
Orangeburg, and Williamsburg.
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Able South Carolina
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 779-5121
Toll-Free: (800) 681-6805
TTY: (803) 779-0949
Fax: (803) 779-5114
www.able-sc.org
330 Pelham Rd, Suite 100A
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 235-1421
Toll-Free: (800) 681-7715
TTY: (864) 235-8798
Fax: (864) 253-2056
Able SC (formerly Disability Ac"on Center) is a nonprofit, consumer controlled Center for
Independent Living (CIL) that provides an array of services to people of all ages with all types
of disabili"es in 23 coun"es in SC. Able SC’s programs and services provide knowledge and
tools to assist people with disabili"es to reach their independent living goals and advocates
for an all-inclusive community. Able SC’s services include: Individual and systemic advocacy,
independent living skills training, informa"on and referral, employment services, nursing
home transi"on services, advocacy trainings, community trainings, accessibility assessments,
educa"on advocacy, assis"ve technology, community and web-based peer support programs
and has adapted computer labs.
Coun"es Served: Abbeville, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Clarendon, Fairfield,
Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee,
Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York Coun"es
disAbility Resource Center
7944 Dorchester Road Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 225-5080
TTY: (843) 225-0231
Fax: (843) 225 5082
www.drcilc.org
The disAbility Resource Center’s (dRC) mission is: Advocate. Educate. Empower for a fully
inclusive community. The dRC is grounded in the philosophy of independent living and is
dedicated to the empowerment of people of all ages and with all types of disabili"es to live
independently and fully integrated into community life and work. dRC offers
community-based programs that foster self-determina"on and support to enable
community members to advocate for themselves and to serve as advocates and peer
counselors for others.
Coun"es Served: Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.
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Independent Living
Independent Living: SC Centers For Independent Living
Independent Living: SC Centers For Independent Living
Independent Living
Walton Opons for Independent Living
North Augusta
Lowcountry
325 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-9611
Relay: 7-1-1
Fax: (803) 279-9135
www.waltonop"ons.org
2414 Jefferies Blvd.
Walterboro, SC 29488
Toll-Free: (877) 821-8400
Phone: (843) 538-1600
Walton Op"ons for Independent Living is a private, non-profit Center for Independent Living
that serves 10 SC coun"es. Established in 1994, Walton Op"ons assists all persons, of all ages
with all types of disabili"es by providing services and resources to help them to live
independently within the community. They believe in involving all persons in community
ac"vi"es, such as work, educa"on and recrea"on. Walton Op"on’s services include: Assis"ve
Technology, Advocacy and Human Rights counseling, Community Educa"on, Computer
Applica"ons training, Home Modifica"ons, Life Skills Training, Informa"on and Referral
Services, Nursing Home Transi"on, Services for individuals who are blind/low vision,
Employment Services.
Coun"es Served: Allendale, Jasper, Hampton, Edgefield, McCormick, Aiken, Barnwell,
Bamberg, Colleton, and Beaufort
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STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) advise Centers for Independent Living on
issues, idenfy the need for expanded independent living services, and create a State Plan for
Independent Living (SPIL), which sets priories and achieves needed funding for Centers
statewide. SILCs take it as their mission to be a driving force in the development of CILs,
providing assistance to new communies and advanced training and technical assistance to
established CILs.
SC Statewide Independent Living Council
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (800) 994-4322
Phone: (803) 217-3209
www.scsilc.com
The SCSILC is a Governor-appointed, non-profit, cross-disability Council of 15 vo"ng members
with representa"on from across the state of South Carolina. The SCSILC’s primary task is to
monitor, review and evaluate the implementa"on of the 3 year State Plan for Independent
Living (SPIL). The SCSILC’s mission is to promote inclusion in all aspects of life for South Carolinians with disabili"es.
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ACTIVITIES
Capital Senior Center (Columbia)
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-1971
Fax: (803) 779-8033
www.capitalseniorcenter.com
Capital Senior Center's mission is to keep mature adults physically fit, socially engaged,
intellectually s"mulated and independent. The Center's programs include a fully equipped
gym, circuit training equipment, a mul"tude of fitness classes from Tai Chi to Aerobics,
educa"onal classes, and tours & travel opportuni"es. The social opportuni"es include a
dance every Friday night, along with special occasion events.
Charleston Area Therapeuc Riding (Charleston)
PO Box 146
Johns Island, SC 29457-0146
Phone: (843) 559-6040
Fax: (843) 559-0176
h'p://www.catrfarms.org
Charleston Area Therapeu"c Riding, Inc. is a non-profit (501c 3) organiza"on established in
1991 to serve individuals with a wide variety of disabili"es and condi"ons. We provide
quality therapeu"c horseback riding programs in a safe and enjoyable environment to
improve and build upon the abili"es of our students. CATR offers programs one-on-one or
in small groups Tuesday through Saturday. We have several classes on Saturdays and
weekday aUernoons. In addi"on to private and hippotherapy students, CATR provides
classes to special educa"on students from area public schools.
Cherry Grove Pier Fishing (Myrtle Beach)
3500 North Ocean Boulevard ·
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 249-1625
http://cherrygrovepier.com
Cherry Grove Pier offers public parking spaces only a few feet from the pier. Ramps allow
visitors to access the pier and fish to their heart's content while seeing the beach and
rolling surf, meeting new friends and sharing similar interests with other people.
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City of Anderson Recreaon Center (Anderson)
1107 North Murray Avenue
Anderson, SC 29625
Phone: (864) 231-2232
www.cityofandersonsc.com
This Recrea"on Center was completed in 2006 and includes 32,000 square feet of space.
Within the Center itself there are two gymnasiums, several mul"-purpose rooms available
for rental, an indoor walking track (1/10 of a mile) and a fitness mezzanine that houses
cardio equipment such as: treadmills, ellip"cal trainers, bicycles, weight sta"ons and
recumbent bikes. The grounds have 3 baseball/soUball fields and one large mul"-purpose
field. There is a large play structure and swing set behind the Recrea"on Center building that
provides ac"vity for children up to 12 years of age. The Recrea"on Center also has an Indoor
Track, Accessible Fitness Center, and an Accessible Playground.
Fishing & Hunng Licenses (Statewide)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
100 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-3833
www.dnr.sc.gov
Persons who have been South Carolina residents for a year and are "totally disabled” may
obtain a South Carolina hun"ng and fishing license at no cost. The Department of Natural
Resources recognizes total disability determina"ons made by the federal Social Security Administra"on, federal civil service, Veterans Affairs Department, Railroad Re"rement Board,
Medicaid, and the SC State Re"rement System. SC Code Ann. §50-9-510 (16)
Fun 4 All (Midlands)
11218 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 920-9753
www.fun4allsc.org
Fun 4 All was founded by Rafe Ellisor and Michelle Rogers as a response to the success of
Splash Bash. Splash Bash is an annual event sponsored by HealthSouth created to provide a
day of outdoor fun at the lake for adults with disabili"es. They are a small non-profit
organiza"on which is working with individuals and agencies around the area to make
opportuni"es available to those with disabili"es to enjoy life.
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Sports & Recreaon: Acvies
Sports & Recreaon
Red Barn Pony Park & Equestrian Center (Sumter)
3565 Wedgefield Rd.
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: (803) 494-8004
Fax: (803) 469-8832
www.redbarnponypark.com
Red Barn Pony Park offers a variety of services and programs, including community volunteer
programs such as their 4-H Club and their Special Olympic and Therapeutic Riding activities.
Birthday parties and school field trips make up a significant portion of the Park’s activity and give
children a healthy and rustic alternative to their normal days. They offer riding lessons for all
ages and abilities, and Horse Care activities teach students valuable lessons which they can take
with them throughout their daily lives.
Rein & Shine - Horses That Heal (Awendaw)
5220 Bedaw Farm Drive
Awendaw, SC 29429
Phone: (843) 849-0964
www.reinandshine.org
Rein & Shine gives children and adults with physical, intellectual, social or emotional disabilities
an alternative method of healing and therapy. Rein and Shine provides services to many people
including children who are deaf, blind, have low-vision, or have autism as well as adults
needing physical therapy related to injuries and accidents.
Richland County Adapve Recreaon (Columbia)
6429 Bishop Avenue
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 754-6720
www.richlandcountyrecrea"on.com
The mission of the Special Popula"ons Department is to provide programming and
recrea"onal ac"vi"es to children and adults with special needs, intellectual and physical
disabili"es. All programs, classes, aUer school programs, summer camps and events are
available to all children and adults of all abili"es. If you are interested in par"cipa"ng or having
your child par"cipate in other programs or ac"vi"es, please contact the Special Popula"ons
Department. Staff can work with parents to ensure a safe environment for all children and
adults.
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Safari Club Internaonal Low Country Chapter (Blu=on)
Annual Wheelchair & Wounded Warrior Hunt
PO Box 3290
Bluaon, SC 29910
Phone: (843) 757-0000
www.scilowcountry.org
The Safari Club hosts an annual hun"ng opportunity for Wounded Warriors, and adults
and children with disabili"es.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (Statewide)
Rembert C. Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-3886
www.dnr.sc.gov
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides informa"on mainly
regarding boa"ng, hun"ng and fishing in South Carolina. Persons who have been South
Carolina residents for a year, and has a disability may obtain a South Carolina Hun"ng &
Fishing License at no cost. Contact DNR for addi"onal informa"on.
Very Special Arts (VSA) of South Carolina (Statewide)
SC Arts Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0445
Fax: (803) 734-8526
www.vsasc.org
VSA South Carolina is a nonprofit organization that provides children, youth and adults
with disabilities quality arts experiences. Incorporated in 1986, the organization is part of
a national networks of state affiliates. VSA South Carolina works to promote quality and
accessible art experiences for people with all types of disabilities throughout the state of
South Carolina. The organization works with South Carolina artists, educators, arts
administrators, health/human and social service professionals to establish inclusive
spaces, programs and communities dedicated to the arts and people with disabilities. Their
programs are designed for students with disabilities and foster the attitude that people
with disabilities should pursue the arts as a career or recreational pursuit.
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Sports & Recreaon: Beaches
Sports & Recreaon
BEACHES
The following beaches have access points that are accessible and other services for people with
disabilities.
Charleston County Beach Parks
Charleston County Park & Recreaon Commission
861 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: (843) 795-4386
www.ccprc.com
Isle of Palms County Park
1-14th Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Phone: (843) 886-3863
www.ccprc.com/IOP
Hit the beach, right off the Isle of Palms Connector! Isle of Palms County Park offers beau"ful
ocean frontage with lifeguards on duty seasonally along a beachfront designated swimming
area. Beach accessible wheelchairs are available for rental (Call ahead for availability).
Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 768-2395
www.ccprc.com/Beachwalker
Located on the west end of Kiawah Island, Kiawah Beachwalker Park offers ocean frontage and
a river view, along with the only public beach access on beau"ful Kiawah Island. Beach
accessible wheelchairs are available for rental (Call ahead for availability).
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Folly Beach County Park
1100 West Ashley Avenue
Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone: (843) 795-4386
www.ccprc.com
www.follyfishingpier.com
Folly Beach has beach wheelchairs available for use at no charge, provided by the
Charleston County Park and Recrea"on Commission. (Chairs are also provided at the
county’s other beach parks, located on the Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island.) The City of
Folly Beach also provides three beach wheelchairs; use is free of charge and operates on a
first come-first serve basis. Beach access is available at the end of every block. A wheelchair
access ramp is located at 9th Street on West Ashley. Swimming is allowed on all beaches at
Folly Beach.
The Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier also has beach access, accessible parking,
accessible restrooms, giU shop and concession area. Beach wheelchairs are not currently
available at the pier, but they can be obtained from the Folly Beach Town Hall on a first come
first served basis.
Hilton Head
1 Chamber of Commerce Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
Toll-Free: (800) 523-3373
Alder Lane Beach, Coligny Beach Park, Driessen Beach Park, and Folly Field Beach Park are all
equipped with mats that make them wheelchair accessible. Listed below are businesses that
have wheelchair rentals and information.
Wheelchair Rental Locations
Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy
Phone: 843-681-2622
www.burkespharmacy.com
A Day at the Beach, LLC/Vacation Mobility Solutions
Phone: (843) 684-1220
www.Hhibeachwheelchair.com
Vacation Comfort Rentals
Phone: 843-342-6673; Toll Free: 800-655-9315
www.comfyrentals.com
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Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 918-1014
www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com
Beach-going Wheelchairs
Myrtle Beach offers free use of 14 beach-going wheelchairs equipped with balloon tires and
safety belts. During the summer season (May through September), these are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. Just ask at the nearest lifeguard station, and a wheelchair will be
brought to that location. Due to demand, summertime use is typically limited to one hour. In
the off season months, contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1000 to arrange for a beach-going wheelchair at your location.
Restrooms
In Myrtle Beach, accessible public restrooms are available at Plyler Park, 1200 North Ocean
Boulevard, and the Eighth Avenue North street end.
Parking and Parking Meters
In South Carolina, any vehicle displaying a valid accessible, Purple Heart, Disabled American
Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official accessible hang tag, may park for
free at any public-operated parking meter. If your vehicle displays one of these, then you do
not have to pay a municipal parking meter anywhere in South Carolina. Of course, city
buildings have designated handicapped parking spaces.
Accessible Beach Access Points
The following are accessible points for beaches in Myrtle Beach.
• 29th Avenue South (fully accessible)
• 24th Avenue South (partially accessible)
• 23rd Avenue South (partially accessible)
• Hurl Rock Park at 20th Avenue South (fully accessible)
• 19th Avenue South (partially accessible)
• 17th Avenue South (partially accessible)
• 16th Avenue South (partially accessible, has step at beach end)
• 15th Avenue South (fully accessible)
• 12th Avenue South (fully accessible)
• 11th Avenue South (partially accessible)
• Ninth Avenue South (fully accessible)
• Seventh Avenue South (partially accessible)
• Third Avenue South (fully accessible)
• First Avenue North (fully accessible)
• Second Avenue North (fully accessible)
• Fourth Avenue North (fully accessible)
• Seventh Avenue North (fully accessible)
• Ninth Avenue North, north side of Plyler Park (fully accessible)
• 11th Avenue North (fully accessible)
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• 13th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 1600 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
• 1708 North Ocean Boulevard (partially accessible)
• 1802 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
• Anderson Park at 20th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 2104 North Ocean Boulevard (partially accessible)
• 2302 North Ocean Boulevard (partially accessible)
• 25th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 2504 North Ocean Boulevard (partially accessible)
• 31st Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 34th Avenue North (partially accessible, has steps at beach end)
• 38th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 41st Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 44th Avenue North (partially accessible)
• 47th Avenue North (partially accessible)
• 48th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 51st Avenue North (partially accessible)
• 53rd Avenue North (fully accessible)
• Gardens by the Sea, 5400 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
• Seaside Place (fully accessible)
• 64th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 65th Avenue North (partially accessible)
• 66th Avenue North (partially accessible, has steps at beach end)
• 69th Avenue North (partially accessible, has steps at beach end)
• 70th Avenue North (fully accessible)
• 75th Avenue North (partially accessible)
• 76th Avenue North (partially accessible; has steps at beach end)
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CAMPS
Camp Adam Fisher
PO Box 5226
Columbia, SC 29250
Phone: (803) 434-2442
www.campadamfisher.com
Camp Adam Fisher is a weeklong overnight camp for children with diabetes, their
brothers, sisters and friends ages 6-17. They also offer a Counselor in training (CIT)
program for teenagers ages 16-17. Kids come from all over the southeast to experience this
unique opportunity, while learning more about managing their diabetes, making new friends
and having a blast.
Camp Burnt Gin
P.O. Box 101106
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone:(803) 898-0455
Fax: (803) 898-0784
www.scdhec.gov/campburntgin
Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camping program for children with disabilities. Activities include
arts and crafts, nature study, drama, dance, sports, games, swimming and boating. All
activities are adapted so that every child can participate. CBG offers children with disabilities the
chance to meet new friends, learn recreational skills, improve their self esteem and
independence.
Camp Discovery
208 Claude Bundrick Road
Blythewood, SC 29016
Phone: (803) 754-2008
www.campdiscoverysc.org
The mission of Camp Discovery is to develop a not-for-profit recrea"on therapy camp offering a
natural se[ng, a safe and accep"ng emo"onal environment and goal-oriented ac"vi"es for
South Carolinians. In this se[ng and through recrea"on ac"vi"es, they provide guests with the
atmosphere and tools to improve or develop their awareness of personal strengths and
weaknesses, confidence in posi"ve independent thinking skills and awareness of the needs of
others.
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Camp Good Times
P.O. Box 81114
Charleston, SC 29416
Phone: (843) 817-2221
www.campgood"mesofcharleston.org
Camp Good Times provides the only camp in the Lowcountry devoted exclusively to children
with au"sm and their friends. Their counselors are trained in the field and design programs to
promote socializa"on, opportuni"es for children to explore their community during planned
ou"ngs, and for 3 weeks a year – "me just to be kids.
Camp Happy Days
1622 Ashley Hall Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 571-4336
At Camp Happy Days, they believe that every child ba'ling cancer in South Carolina should have
an opportunity to benefit from a summer camp experience and other life-changing
programs regardless of family income or economic status. Every program they offer is free to
families.
Camp Hope
Clemson University Outdoor Lab
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0737
Phone: (864) 646-7502
Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for people with intellectual and related disabilities.
Its purposes are to provide campers with recreational experiences in an outdoor
environment, develop the ability to work and play as a group, and provide new experiences
unique to a camp setting. Individuals participating in Camp Hope are ages 8 and older. Campers
are grouped according to age, level of func"oning, and previous camp and social experience.
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Camp Independence
1300 Baxter Street, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC, 28204
Toll-Free: (800) 342-2383
Phone: (704) 373-9111
American Diabetes Association Camp Independence is a day camp program held in Greenville,
SC at Furman University. Camp Independence provides Upstate children with diabetes and
their siblings and friends four days of camping fun. Children participate in a variety of activities,
including arts and crafts, sporting events, nature hikes, and much more.
Camp Lion's Den
Clemson University Outdoor Lab
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0737
Phone: (864) 646-7502
www.sclions.org/programs/camp-lions-den.html
Serving the children of South Carolina with visual disabilities, this program is sponsored by the
Mid-Day Lions Club of Anderson, SC and the South Carolina Lions, Inc. Any child with a visual
disability between the ages of 7 and 17 may attend. Because of the dedication and support of
SC Lions Clubs, there is no fee for attendance.
Camp Puzzle Palooza
PO Box 5043
Aiken, SC 29804
Phone: (803) 292-9805
puzzlepartners.org
Camp Puzzle Palooza is a multi-faceted event for children with various disabilities including
autism. Children will enjoy traditional summer camp activities, modified to ensure maximum
participation.
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Camp Sertoma
Clemson Outdoor Lab
Phone: (866) 737-8662
www.campsertomasc.com
Sponsored by the Sertoma clubs of South Carolina, this program serves children between the
ages of 7-13 who have speech/hearing disabili"es. Children are placed in groups with seven
other children according to age and previous camp experience with two counselors. The
program offers opportuni"es for fun, skills development and educa"on in an outdoor
environment. Because of the support of Sertoma Clubs across the state, there is no fee to
a'end.
Camp Sewee
Sewee Coastal Retreat Center
7407 Doar Road
Awendaw, SC 29429
Phone: (864) 878-1103
Fax: (864) 878-5985
www.clemson.edu
Camp Sewee is designed to give boys and girls ages 8-16 the chance to explore the wonders of
marine science and the South Carolina coast. The program is designed to offer a high quality
educa"onal experience, while at the same "me, an exci"ng and fun camp experience. Ac"vi"es
during the week range from skits and games to trips to aquariums and nearby rivers and parks.
Campers are divided into ac"vity groups based on age and experience. Lodging assignments are
made based on age. Requests for specific roommates will be honored for children within one
year of age, if space is available. Special concerns about housing should be noted on the
applica"on.
Camp Skillz
Glenforest School,
1041 Harbor Drive
West Columbia, SC
Phone: (803) 467-0564
glenforest.org
Camp Skillz is an inclusive day camp for students ages 5 to 16 seeking social skills and social
interac"on skills development. Skillz is ideal for kids with Au"sm Spectrum disorders or other
unique learning needs, including Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia and other LDs. “Skillz”
provides a variety of fun, prac"cal ways for students who are challenged by social skills to enjoy
experiencing independence, group interac"on and increased self-esteem. It provides direct
social skills instruc"on for real-life social situa"ons within a safe and secure environment.
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Camp Spearhead
4232 Highway 11
Marietta, SC 29661
Phone: (864) 836-8028
greenvillerec.com/activities-and-programs
Camp Spearhead, founded in 1968 and located in the foothills of upstate SC, is a camp for
children (8 and up) and adults with disabili"es. Each summer, Spearhead serves nearly 600
campers over the course of the eight week season. During the school- year, Spearhead offers
con"nued social and recrea"onal opportuni"es through the popular Weekend Program.
Camp Sunshine
Denny Terrace Community Center
6429 Bishop Avenue
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 754-6720 x252
Camp Sunshine is available in two, three–week sessions from 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM every
weekday during the summer. Activities provided by the staff of the Richland County
Recreation Commission’s Adaptive Recreation Department include arts and crafts, drama, basketball, soccer, and usually a weekly field trip. They also offer extended care from 3:00pm 6:00pm, $9/day per child.
Camp T.A.L.K
Willow Ridge Church
104 Sycamore Tree Road
Lexington, SC, 29073
Phone: (803) 466-7387
www.camptalk.org
Camp Teaching Advocacy and Life-skills to Kids (TALK) is a volunteer-run, inclusive social skills
day camp for kids with Asperger’s and au"sm that meets at Willow Ridge Church in Lexington.
The camp usually accepts 25 campers per session and has a ra"o of 1 staff member to 2
campers. The camp meets two days a week, and children enjoy a range of different
experiences.
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PAALS Doggone Days of Summer Camp
PO Box 25679
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: (803) 788-7063
Campers will learn the basics of service dog training, how to help people in the community,
and work side by side with other youth and individuals with disabilities, all while pairing up to
train a service dog candidate. Camp is open to youth ages 11-14 without disabilities and
youth ages 11-19 with disabilities.
SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Summer Camps
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Toll-Free: (888) 447-2732
www.scsdb.org
The SCSDB summer camps are divided into separate camps for students with deafness/ hard
of hearing and students who have blindness or visual disabili"es. Both camps offer fun
recrea"onal ac"vi"es for their respec"ve campers including field trips, confidence-building
ac"vi"es, independent living skills ac"vi"es, skits, camp songs, swimming, horseback riding,
and scuba diving.
Super Summer Camp
105 Oak Park Drive
Irmo SC, 29063
Phone: (803) 732-1999
www.Karate4columbia.com
The camp consists of indoor and outdoor activities such as crafts and games. Camp includes
two field trips per week and a picnic at a local park every Friday. Children should bring a bag
lunch each day. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. The staff to child ratio is 1:5. If
closer supervision is needed for your child, a personal assistant will need to be provided for
attendance..
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Aquacs at McLeod Health & Fitness Center
2437 Willwood Drive
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 777-3000
Fax: (843) 777-3001
www.mcleodhealth.org/Wellness
The McLeod Health and Fitness Center Aqua"cs Department boasts the most modern aqua"c
facility in the region, complete with a six-lane, twenty-five-yard mul"-purpose pool, a warm
water exercise pool, and three whirlpools. The mul"-purpose pool has the newest design and
technology for year-round enjoyment. The warm water exercise pool also uses the best design
and technology to enable you to make the most of your water fitness workouts. This fitness
pool is designed for group exercise as well as individual exercise and therapy. McLeod also
offers a mul"tude of ac"vi"es and programs specially designed for seniors, including
badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard and croquet equipment. Arthri"s Aqua"cs classes and
personal training are other opportuni"es McLeod offers to seniors looking to get in shape,
stay in shape, or pursue physical therapy.
Center for Health and Fitness
3207 Casey Street
Loris, SC 29569
Phone: (843) 716-7111
Fax: (843) 716-7114
www.lorishealthcaresystem.com
The Center for Health and Fitness offers exercise memberships and wellness programs,
personal fitness training, seminars, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and cardio/
pulmonary rehabilitation. All services are directed by a registered physical therapist.
Fitness Forum
Carolinas Hospital System
120 E. Elm Street
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 661-3815
Fax: (843) 661-3851
www.fitnessforumonline.com
The Fitness Forum offers a wide range of fitness classes for seniors and those with physical
disabili"es. The combina"on of music, simple choreography and non-impact floor work sets
the pace for improving both strength and flexibility while offering a complete workout.
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LifeCenter Health & Condioning Club
875 W. Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 455-4231
Fax: (864) 455-8447
www.ghs.org/hospital/205/
Part of the Greenville Hospital System, the Life Center offers medical-based programs and
classes as well as other fitness services. Specific programs are tailored to recovering heart
pa"ents, oncology rehabilita"on, pulmonary rehabilita"on, among others. The LifeCenter also
offers childhood weight loss programs. Cer"fied personal trainers encourage and mo"vate
visitors to meet fitness goals safely. A variety of water fitness programs are available to
members and non-members, including group swimming lessons for children and adults, and
classes in water aerobics and arthri"s aqua"cs. The Life Center’s modern 55,000 square-foot
facility includes indoor and outdoor tracks, a 25-meter indoor pool, daily classes taught by
cer"fied instructors, personal training, massage therapy, Pilates, yoga, group cycling, and
weight training.
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Carolina Lakes Golf Course
400 Stuart St, Shaw AFB
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: (803) 895-1399
www.20thfss.com
Carolina Lakes Golf Course now provides a Solo Rider vehicle for golfers with disabili"es. Its
swiveling seat allows the user to play without having to stand or walk. The course’s club house is
fi'ed with ramps and is fully accessible. Please call for more informa"on including complete
course layout and rates. Reserva"ons may need to be made in advance for the Solo Rider.
Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Mini-Golf
P1197 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach SC
Phone: (843) 913-9301
www.myrtlebeachfamilygolf.com
Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf at Broadway at the Beach has a wheelchair-accessible course (the one
through the castle) and features a special putter for users of wheelchairs. If off season, ask for a
special seasonal discount.
Fort Jackson Golf Club
3652 Chestnut Road
Columbia SC 29207
Phone: (803) 787-0915
www.fortjacksonmwr.com/golf
Fort Jackson Golf Course is open to military personnel, their guests, and members of the golf
club. They provide several Solo Rider vehicles, which allow golfers to play without having to
stand or walk. The course’s club house is fi'ed with ramps and is fully accessible. Please call for
more informa"on including complete course layout and rates. Reserva"ons may need to be
made in advance for the Solo Rider.
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Myrtlewood Golf Club
1500 48th Avenue N Ext.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 913-4516
www.myrtlewoodgolf.com
Myrtlewood Golf Club is the home of PineHills and Palme'o, two 18-hole golf courses. The
club now provides a Solo Rider vehicle for golfers with disabili"es. Its swiveling seat allows the
user to play without having to stand or walk. The course’s club house is fi'ed with ramps and
is fully accessible, as is the restroom on the Palme'o course. Reserva"ons may need to be
made in advance for the Solo Rider.
The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course
1050 Boulevard De France #299
Parris Island, SC 29905
Phone: (843) 228-2240
www.mccssc.com/thelegends
The Legends at Parris Island is fully accessible, having no steps around the clubhouse or on the
golf course. Tee Times and reserva"ons can be made by calling the Pro Shop. Tee Times start
at 7:30 am on weekdays and 7:00 am on weekends and holidays.
The Walker Course at Clemson University
210 Madren Center Drive
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: (864) 656-0236
The course is a championship facility built to provide full access to all parts of the course by
golfers with disabilities. Design features include an accessible route eliminating man-made
barriers such as stairs, fences, railroad ties, or curbs; a golf cart path that is eight feet wide and
has no curbs to interfere with movement; and pro shop and on-course amenities that meet
the existing ADA Accessibility Guidelines. Additionally, the course has modified practice
putting, chipping and teeing areas, greens, and bunkers that meet ADA Accessibility
Guidelines.
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Tidewater Golf Course & Plantation
1400 Tidewater Drive North
Little River, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 913-2424
www.tidewatergolf.com
Tidewater Golf Course now provides a Solo Rider vehicle for golfers with disabili"es. Its
swiveling seat allows the user to play without having to stand or walk. The course’s club house
is fi'ed with ramps and is fully accessible. Please call for more informa"on including complete
course layout and rates. Reserva"ons may need to be made in advance for the Solo Rider.
Whispering Pines Golf Course
929 17th Avenue South
Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Phone: (843) 918-2305
www.wpinesgolf.com
Whispering Pines Golf Course now provides a Solo Rider vehicle for golfers with disabili"es. Its
swiveling seat allows the user to play without having to stand or walk. The course’s club house
is fit- ted with ramps and is fully accessible. Please call for more informa"on including
complete course layout and rates. Reserva"ons may need to be made in advance for the Solo
Rider.
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PARKS
REDUCED ADMISSION FEES AT STATE PARK FACILITIES
South Carolina residents who over age 65 or who have disabili"es may use any state park
facility AT REDUCED ADMISSION CHARGE, except overnight lodging and recrea"on buildings.
They may use campsites at reduced rates. SC Code Ann. §51-3-60
The law also covers a veteran of military service who is classified by the Veterans Affairs
Department as permanently and totally disabled.
Note: The law itself states there is free admission, but each year since 2004 the state’s budget
law has included a “proviso” sta"ng that there shall be up to a 35% reduced admission fee.
Therefore, the Department of Parks, Recrea"on and Tourism no longer gives free admission.
Proviso 26.4 of the 2007-2008 budget, enacted July 25, 2007.
Access Pass
PO Box 344108
Washington, DC 20043
Toll-Free: (888) 467-2757
Phone: (803) 776-4396
Fax: (202) 219-0910
www.nps.gov
Golden Age/Golden Access Passports provide free life] me passports to federally operated
parks, monuments, historic sites, recrea"on areas and wildlife refuges foripersons who are
elderly, blind or have permanent disabili"es; applicant must provide proof of age or medical
disability.
Charles Pinckney Naonal Historic Site
1254 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC
Phone: (843) 881-5516
www.nps.gov/chpi
The visitor center, restrooms, and comfort station are accessible by wheelchair. A wheelchair
is available and can be checked out at the visitor center.
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Charleston County Park and Recreaon Commission (CCPRC)
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: (843) 762-2172
www.ccprc.com
Descrip"on: CCPRC strives to provide meaningful recrea"on opportuni"es to individuals with
disabili"es. People of all abili"es are encouraged to register for any recrea"on program that
CCPRC offers and they will work with you to accommodate your needs. CCPRC offer both
adap"ve programs which focus on equipment and hardware modifica"ons to enable
comfortable par"cipa"on by individuals with physical disabili"es as well as specialized
recrea"on programs (including Special Olympics training) for individuals with intellectual,
cogni"ve, and developmental disabili"es.
Congaree Naonal Park
100 Na"onal Park Rd.
Hopkins, SC 29061
Phone: (803) 776-4396
Fax: (803) 783-4241
www.nps.gov/cong/index.htm
Congaree Na"onal Park features a 2.4 mile wheelchair-accessible boardwalk loop which takes
visitors into one of the tallest deciduous forests in the world. The boardwalk meanders through
an ancient floodplain forest with both ground level and elevated views of this
tremendously diverse ecosystem. All public facili"es are ADA compliant, including the visitor
center and outdoor picnic shelter. A small number of wheelchairs are available for visitors to
borrow.
Cowpens Naonal BaKlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC 29341
Phone: (864) 461-2828
www.nps.gov/cowp/index.htm
Each of the major sites in the park is accessible, and a wheelchair is available at the Visitor
Center. Accessible parking spaces are located immediately in front of the Visitor Center, picnic
area, Scruggs House, and each of the battlefield overlooks. Restrooms are accessible.
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Fort Sumter National Monument
340 Concord Street
Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 883-3123
www.nps.gov/fosu
The Fort Sumter Na"onal Monument includes both Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, which have
separate loca"ons. The park’s headquarters is located at Fort Moultrie. A majority of the Fort
Moultrie visitor’s center and the fort itself is accessible. A wheelchair is available at no cost
and can be checked out at the Visitor Center. There is an entrance fee of $3.00 for adults and
$1.00 for seniors ages 62 and up.
Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 Highway 248
Ninety Six, SC 29666
Phone: (864) 543-4068
The park’s facilities and main trail are accessible. The accessible restroom is located in the
Visitor’s Center. The park film that is shown in the Visitor’s Center has closed captioning.
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Aiken Library Park
355 York Street SE
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: (803) 642-7636
Aiken Library Park boasts a fully accessible playground and a boundless playground.
The All Children’s Park
Corner S. Hollywood at 10th Ave, S.,
Surfside Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 913-6111
Fax: (843) 238-5432
www.surfsidebeach.org/allchildrenspark.html
The All Children’s Park is a barrier-free playground designed especially for the pleasure of
children with disabili"es. Ac"vi"es include swings, sliding boards, ramped access to a play
sta"on, and a sand box especially made for children with disabili"es.
Cleveland Park Accessible Playground
4806 Old Spartanburg Rd.,
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: (864) 288-6470 x130
The Playground is located next to Greenville Rec’s Administra"ve Office at the Pavilion
Recrea"on Complex. It is the first all inclusive Boundless Playground in South Carolina! The
Playground is specially designed to provide play opportuni"es for children with and without
disabili"es. All children will be able to interact with one another on accessible slides, ramps,
climbing structures and swings. Everyone can play at The Playground!
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Free2Play - Mauldin Miracle Park
1160 Old Furnace Rd.
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
Phone: (864) 497-9622
www.free2playatmiraclepark.com
Mauldin Miracle Park has a fully accessible playground for children with disabili"es.
Kings Mountain Naonal Military Park
2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 936-7921
www.nps.gov/kimo
All facili"es in the park are accessible. Restrooms are accessible. A wheelchair is available
at the Visitor Center. Accessible parking spaces are located in front of the Visitor Center.
Virginia Hylton Park
111 Maiden Lane
Lexington, SC
Phone: (803) 359-1027
www.lexsc.com/parks_virginia_hylton.htm
Phone: (803) 359-1027
Virginia Hylton Park offers a fully accessible park for children with disabili"es.
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Abilies Unlimited of the Carolinas, Inc.
Paralympic Sports Club
1135 Harding Place
Charlo'e, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 651-9900
h'p://aucarolinas.org
Abili"es Unlimited is 501(c)(3) non-profit organiza"on, that was formed in June 2005 by three
fathers of children with disabili"es in the greater Charlo'e, NC area. The mission of
AUCarolinas is to create, develop and energize the human spirit for those individuals with
physical disabili"es through adap"ve ac"vi"es and enhancements in their environment.
AUCarolinas is the primary sponsor for two programs for youth with disabili"es that compete
regionally and na"onally in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair track, field and swimming.
Adapted Sailing - Anchors Away!
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: (803) 792-0721
Fax: (803) 792-5549
www.musc.edu/AnchorsAway
With recrea"onal ac"vi"es developed and adapted specifically for people with disabili"es,
MUSC’s Anchors Away! program invites you to set sail along the southeastern coast of South
Carolina. Located at The City Marina, Anchors Away is posi"oned on the historic Charleston
Harbor.
Anderson YMCA/Special Olympics Swim Team
201 East Reed Rd
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 716-6260
www.andersonareaymca.org
Anderson YMCA is home to the Special Olympics and offers individual and team sports that
provide meaningful training and compe""on opportuni"es for persons with intellectual
disabili"es.
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AWE: Achieving Wheelchair Equality
Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports
PO Box 525
Johns Island, SC 29457
Phone: (843) 870-9307
www.awelws.org
Achieving Wheelchair Equality/Low Country Wheelchair Sports (AWE/LWS) was founded in
1991 to help wheelchair users and others with mobility problems overcome the unique
obstacles they face with employment, community, family, and recrea"on. Members are
involved with volunteer efforts throughout the lowcountry to meet that goal. AWE encourages
community involvement at all levels. They sponsor several lowcountry athletes in sports such
as wheelchair racing and weightliUing, and they sponsor the North Charleston Hurricanes, a
local Wheelchair Basketball team.
Canoeing for Kids
114 Riverchase Court
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 791-1727
Canoeing for Kids is a volunteer, non-profit organiza"on serving as both a fund raiser and free
recrea"onal outlet for disadvantaged children. Canoeing for Kids' primary func"on is to
provide free canoeing, kayaking, raUing, camping and fishing trips for underprivileged children. More than Twelve Thousand Kids have benefited from the experience of being "on the
water" and "in the woods" over the past eleven years. Teamwork, self-reliance, sense of
accomplishment, as well as awareness and conserva"on of nature is achieved while the kids
simply have fun .
Carolina Crash
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 355-1062
www.carolinacrash.org
The Carolina Crash is a wheelchair/quad rugby team for men and women and is the only
Western NC team serving players from both North and South Carolina. It is one of only two
programs in the state. The Crash is a 100% volunteer run 501 (C) (3) organiza"on and a
member of the United States Quad Rugby Associa"on.
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Challenged Athletes Foundaon
9591 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 866-0959
Fax: (858) 866-0958
www.challengedathletes.org
Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Founda"on recognizes the athle"c greatness
inherent in all people with physical disabili"es and supports their athle"c endeavors by
providing unparalleled sports opportuni"es that lead to success in sports — and in life.
This is a naonal organizaon.
Charleston Miracle League
PO Box 22072
Charleston, SC 29413
Phone: (843) 478-1634
Fax: (843) 763-2514
The Charleston Miracle League makes memories by providing a life-changing experience for
children and adults with mental and physical disabili"es through a community
supported baseball league. Our children and adults leagues play in a state-of-the-art complex
built specifically for them. In addi"on, the CML teaches volunteers of all ages, who typically
serve as buddies for our players, the value of giving back to others and their community.
Clemson Challenger League Baseball Program
Clemson University
Special Educa"on Programs
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: (864) 656-1531
Clemson Challenger games are played at W.C. Ne'les Park in Clemson and last about 1.5
hours. Play is non-compe""ve; all players bat each inning and play in the field. The focus is on
having fun and encouraging each athlete to be as involved as they wish or are able and not
keeping score.
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Dream Riders
156 Sandy Hills Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 957-7906
www.dreamrider.org
The mission of Dream Riders is to serve clients through the use of horses for the purpose
of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of
people with disabilities. They achieve this therapy, education, sports, and recreation/
leisure with a focus on safety at all times. They are a member of PATH International.
Dwarf Athlec Associaon of America
708 Gravenstein Hwy, North, #118
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Toll-Free: (888) 598-3222
www.daaa.org
Founded in 1985, the Dwarf Athle"c Associa"on of America is a non-profit organiza"on
that provides athle"c opportuni"es for people of short stature. The organiza"on consists
of a core Board of Directors who are supported by volunteers and philanthropic
contributors. There is no DAAA membership requirement. Registra"on to par"cipate as
an athlete is open to everyone of every ability who has a form of dwarfism. This is a
na"onal organiza"on.
H. A .L. T. E. R.
PO Box 1403
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: (864) 577-7638
H. A .L. T. E. R. is an affordable Therapeu"c Horseback Riding program which has served
residents with disabili"es of Spartanburg (and surrounding coun"es) and students at the
South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind since 1987.Therapeu"c Horseback Riding is
now a growing therapeu"c field in the United States, Canada and Europe. Recognized by
the American Physical Therapy Organiza"on and the American Occupa"onal Therapy
Organiza"on, Therapeu"c Horseback Riding has received na"onal media a'en"on.
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Happy Hooves Therapeuc Equestrian Center
4700 Dacusville Highway
Marie'a, SC 29661
Phone: (864) 898-0043
happyhoovessc.org
Eden Farms is the proud home of Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center’s mission is to
enhance the lives of individuals in the Upstate of South Carolina through Equine assisted
activities and therapies. Horses have been used in therapy since as far back as the Ancient
Greeks. Even then, it was understood that riding was more than a means of transportation. It
was also a way of improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
Heroes on Horseback
11 Grassy Lane
Bluaon, SC 29910
Phone: (843) 757-5607
Fax: (866) 292-0834
www.heroesonhorseback.org
Heroes on Horseback is an opera"ng Center of the North American Riding for the
Handicapped Associa"on (NARHA). They are a nonprofit organiza"on which uses horses to
provide therapeu"c benefits for individuals with physical, intellectual or emo"onal
disabili"es. Heroes on Horseback serves individuals with disabili"es in the coastal South
Carolina area of the Lowcountry.
Mauldin Maulers Wheelchair SoTball Team
204 Fowler Circle,
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 335-4850
The Mauldin Maulers are a soUball team comprised of adults who use wheelchairs. All games
are played at Sunset Park.
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Mauldin Miracle League
Phone: (864) 288-3354
www.mauldinmiracleleague.com
Mauldin Miracle League is a baseball league for children ages 4-19 with mental or physical
disabili"es during the Spring and Fall season.
North Charleston Rolling Hurricanes
7944 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 824-6887
Fax: (843) 225-5082
AWE is a nonprofit organiza"on that helps promote recrea"onal opportuni"es for persons
with physical disabili"es. AWE offers training opportuni"es and financial assistance for
individuals with disabili"es. The North Charleston Rolling Hurricanes is a division of AWE
basketball team that invites others to par"cipants.
South Carolina Disabled Sportsmen Associaon
PO Box 6126
Forest Acres, SC 29260
Phone: (803) 898-9710
www.scdisabledhunters.org
The South Carolina Disabled Sportsmen Associa"on (SCDSA) is a non-profit organiza"on
designed to assist those who permanently require the use of manual wheelchairs, power
wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches or canes. Disabili"es such as Spinal Cord Injury,
Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Trauma"c Brain Injury, Transverse Myeli"s, Stroke,
Amputa"ons and Severe Arthri"s are among some of the things which limit the mobility of
our membership. They strive to provide opportuni"es for a safe and enjoyable outdoor
experience while promo"ng fellowship, mutual understanding and coopera"on by
encouraging all to par"cipate in outdoor recrea"on.
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Sports & Recreaon: Sports
Sports & Recreaon: Sports
Sports & Recreaon
Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Associaon
1100 Second Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach SC, 29582
Phone: (843) 280-5632
www.sewsagames.com/index.html
The Southeastern Wheelchair Sports Associa"on has successfully orchestrated the
Southeastern Regional Games for the past 15 years. The Games have brought wheelchair
athletes from across the United States together to compete for the opportunity to a'end
na"onal compe""on, They have been a huge success, ac"ng as a qualifier for US Paralympics
Team. The Southeastern Regional Games offer individuals the opportunity to compete on a
regional level. Through compe""on, athletes are able to explore personal poten"al and simply
have fun!
Spartanburg Pistons Wheelchair Basketball
100 S Danzler Rd
Duncan, SC 29334
Phone: (864) 590-1098
The Pistons were formed in May of 1997 to offer the opportunity for athletes with
disabili"es to compete in wheelchair sports…mainly basketball. It is also an opportunity to
associate with and help others with physical disabili"es get back into the mainstream of life!
Special Olympics - South Carolina
1276 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-Free: (800) 765-7276
Phone: (803) 772-1555
Fax: 803-772-0094
www.so-sc.org
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athle"c
compe""on in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with
intellectual disabili"es , giving them con"nuing opportuni"es to develop physical fitness,
demonstrate courage, experience joy and par"cipate in a sharing of giUs, skills and friendship
with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
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Sports Mobility Network
1100 2ND Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 280-5632
sportsmobilitynetwork.org
The U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Commi'ee, and The Sports
Mobility Network have partnered to create Paralympic Sport - Coastal Carolina. Paralympic
Sport - Coastal Carolina (Sports Mobility Network) is a community based sports club that
seeks to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabili"es in ongoing sports and
physical ac"vi"es, regardless of skill level. All programs and ac"vi"es will be based out of
the North Myrtle Beach Aqua"c & Fitness Center to serve Horry County and will be run by
The Sports Mobility Network. The Sports Mobility Network is a nonprofit organiza"on
created to serve the recrea"onal and fitness needs of persons with disabili"es in South
Carolina and North Carolina.
The USTA Southern Wheelchair Tennis CommiKee
18 Woodcross Drive
Columbia, SC 29212
Toll-Free: (800) 644-7282
Phone: (803) 781-2574
www.sctennis.com
The USTA Southern Wheelchair Tennis Commi'ee is devoted to the growth and
development of wheelchair tennis in the Southern Sec"on. They oversee a large number of
ac"vi"es and compe""ons, including instruc"onal programs, Adult and Junior tennis camps,
pro tournaments, and Run & Roll events.
U.S. Naonal Amputee Soccer Team
Phone: (843) 504-5773
Fax: (866) 352-4344
www.teamusaampsoccer.com
The U.S. Na"onal Amputee Soccer Team is an elite group of soccer players with
amputa"ons compe"ng on the na"onal & interna"onal stage represen"ng their country in a
sport they are passionate about. This is a naonal organizaon.
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Sports & Recreaon
Sports & Recreaon: Sports
Sports & Recreaon: Sports
Sports & Recreaon
Wheelin' Sportsmen
Post Office Box 530
Edgefield, SC 29824-0530
Phone: (800) 843-6983
www.wheelinsportsmen.org
The Na"onal Wild Turkey Federa"on’s Wheelin' Sportsmen program provides people with
disabili"es the opportunity to par"cipate in outdoor ac"vi"es. The NWTF’s magazine, Turkey
Country and its Web site are dedicated to the educa"on and entertainment of outdoor
enthusiasts and their outdoor partners. The program introduces and re-introduces outdoor
ac"vi"es to people with disabili"es such as hun"ng, fishing, boa"ng, bird watching and much
more.
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AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS & OFFICES
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) provide a single, coordinated system of
Informaon and access for seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilies seeking long term
care by minimizing confusion, enhancing individual choice, and supporng informed decision
making. ADRCs make it easier for consumers to learn about and access exisng services and
supports that are available in their communies. Each regional office staffs an Informaon
Specialist who is responsible for serving a mul-county area:
SC Appalachian Council of Governments
located in Greenville County
Toll-Free: (800) 434-4036
www.scupstateadrc.org
Serving: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
Catawba Area Agency on Aging
located in York County
Toll-Free: (800) 662-8330
www.catawba-aging.com
Serving: Chester, Lancaster, Union, York
Central Midlands Council of Governments
located in Richland County
Toll-Free: (866) 394-4166
www.centralmidlands.org/agingservices.asp
Serving: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Darlington Country Council on Aging
located in Darlington County
Toll-Free: (866) 505-3331
www.dccoa.com
Serving: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Low Country Council of Governments
located in Jasper County
Toll-Free: (877) 846-8148
www.lowcountrycog.sc.gov
Serving: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
located in Aiken County
Toll-Free: (866) 845-1550
www.adtrc.org
Serving: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
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Support Organizaons: Aging & Disability Resource Centers & Offices
Support Organizaons: Aging & Disability Resources Centers & Offices
Support Organizaons
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments
located in Sumter County
Toll-Free: (800) 948-1042
www.santeelynchescog.org
Serving: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter
Trident Area Agency on Aging
located in Charleston County
Toll-Free: (800) 894-0415
www.tridentaaa.net
Serving: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah Council of Governments
located in Greenwood County
Toll-Free: (800) 922-7729
www.uppersavannah.com/area.asp
Serving: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
located in Georgetown County
Toll-Free: (888) 302-7550
www.wrcog.org/area-agency-on-aging
Serving: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street; Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll Free: (800) 868-9095
Phone: (803) 734-9900
Fax: (803) 734-9886
www.aging.sc.gov
The Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging administers federal funds received through the Older
Americans Act and the State of South Carolina. These funds are distributed to ten regional
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)/Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) who then
contract with local providers for services such as: home delivered and congregate meals,
transporta"on, home care services, social adult day care services, respite and disease
preven"on/health promo"on. Staff is also available to present educa"onal programs to
groups or staff of other agencies. Services such as informa"on and referral, family caregiver
support, Long Term Care ombudsman, educa"on and training, legal service, disaster planning and insurance counseling are provided at each of the ADRCs. If you have ques"ons
about Medicare or Medicaid, contact the Office on Aging to speak with a State Health
Insurance Program (SHIP) coordinator.
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AUTISM
ASPIRE
222 Red Bank Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone/Fax: (843) 628-2935
www.aspire-clinic.com
Aspire provides ABA programming and uses a team approach to maximize learning, while
minimizing challenging behavior. Aspire also provides speech therapy, occupa"onal therapy,
counseling for children, and psycho-educa"onal assessments.”
Ausm Advocate Foundaon
PO Box 7061
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: (843) 213-0217
The mission of the Au"sm Advocate Founda"on is to provide emo"onal, financial and
therapeu"c support for individuals with Au"sm Spectrum Disorders throughout their
lifespan, while achieving their personal goals and dreams with integrity and dis"nc"on in
their least restric"ve environment.
Ausm Speaks
1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 252-8584
Fax: (212) 252-8676
Au"sm Speaks is the na"on's largest au"sm science and advocacy organiza"on, dedicated to
funding research into the causes, preven"on, treatments and a cure for au"sm; increasing
awareness of au"sm spectrum disorders; and advoca"ng for the needs of individuals with
au"sm and their families. This is a naonal organizaon.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons
Believe!
North Augusta, SC 29860
Phone: (803) 624-0344
www.believeinautism.com
Believe is a support group founded and run by parents of children on the au"sm spectrum.
The Support groups is open to any individual or family who has been affected in any way by
an au"sm spectrum disorder. Believe meets monthly to discuss concerns, share advice, and
offer support.
Building Futures Ausm Clinic
P.O. Box 7136
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7136
Phone: (843) 449-0554
Fax: (843) 497-4861
www.sos-healthcare.com
Building Futures Autism Clinic provides individualized and effective Applied Behavior Analysis
(ABA) therapy for children 6 and under that encourages each child receiving their services to
reach his/her optimum development. They assist parents and teachers in unlocking each
child’s unique learning potential, provide program training, develop behavior reduction plans,
and facilitate the implementation of positive behavior support programs.
BuKerfly Kisses Ausm Group
2604 Live Oak Circle
Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone: (843) 575-0364
Fax: (843) 524-0478
The goal of the Bu'erfly Kisses Support group is to provide families with loved ones
diagnosed with au"sm informa"on, friendship, encouragement and love.
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Carolina Ausm
4 Carriage Lane
Suite 302
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 573-1905
Fax: (843) 573-1926
www.carolinaau"sm.org
Carolina Au"sm was founded in 2000 by former employees of the Au"sm Division of the
South Carolina Department of Disabili"es and Special Needs. With combined experience of
over 60 years serving people with au"sm, Phil Blevins, Alan Rose and Kendra Chaplin wanted
to serve more people than they were able to under the state agency. Since then the team has
added another DDSN alumni, Lo[e Koster, and together they have undertaken the task of
"doing something" about au"sm in South Carolina, the Southeast and the country. The
energy of the team was given a boost when Briana Jacobs joined the team in 2002 and
quickly made herself indispensable.
Carolina Ausm Resource and Evaluaon Center
Coastal Regional Ausm Office
9995 Miles Jamison Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 832-5561
Fax: (843) 832-5560
Midlands Regional Ausm Office
8301 Farrow Road,
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 935-5090
Fax: (803) 935-7135
Pee Dee Regional Ausm Office
714 Na"onal Cemetery Road
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 664-2720
Fax: (843) 664-2735
Piedmont Regional Ausm Office
269 S. Church Street, Suite 309,
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 594-4907
Fax: (864) 594-4923
Part of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, the CARE Center is staffed with an
interacting team of autism diagnostic and treatment professionals. This comprehensive team
works closely together to assess a child's needs and skills, and to recommend the best
possible plan for service and training. CARE centers diagnose, assess, and plan services for
children with autism. To receive services at a CARE center, families must be referred by a
qualified Service Coordination agency or by an Early Intervention provider.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons
Carolina Therapy Associates
P.O. Box 736
Pawleys island, SC 29585
Phone: (843) 385-6162
Fax: (866) 800-5103
Carolina Therapy Associates is a private practice that provides Speech, Language and
Feeding Therapy services to pediatrics in the Grand Strand Area. They work with children with
many types of disabilities, but they specialize in working with children with hearing loss or
deafness, swallowing disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. They achieve the best results
for children with Autism by coordinating treatment goals with ABA therapists and families,
emphasizing a team approach.
Charleston Ausm Academy
480-D Jessen Lane
Wando, SC 29492
Phone: (843) 881-0330
Fax: (843) 405-7020
www.charlestonautismacademy.org/
The Charleston Au"sm Academy is a non-profit organiza"on providing a therapeu"cally
structured environment for the advancement of school-aged children with au"sm spectrum
disorders. Charleston Au"sm Academy offers Applied Behavior Analysis programs specifically
tailored to the needs of each child served. The therapeu"c clinic offers Low country au"sm
families op"ons for their kids.
Chrysalis Ausm Center
319 Park Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 328 8476
www.chrysalisautismctr.com
Chrysalis Autism Center provides Early Intervention ABA Therapy for children with autism
ages 0 to 8 years of age. The Chrysalis Autism Center, gives families hope, and, with therapy,
they “Give Children Wings to Fly!"
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The Dakota Center
4011 Belle Terre Blvd. Suite B.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 236-8369
The Dakota Center offers mul"ple treatment interven"ons that begin with a detailed
evalua"on for each child. The Dakota Center provides individual treatment, floor "me
model, rela"onship development research based group therapy programs, summer camps,
bone conduc"on listening programs, movement therapy interven"ons and primi"ve reflex
programs to help s"mulate delayed brain hemispheres.
Lowcountry Ausm Foundaon, Inc.
60 Main Street, Suit H
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Phone: (843) 342-9000
Fax: (843) 342-9044
www.lowcountryautismfoundation.org
Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc. is a local, volunteer based, non-profit corporation
dedicated to supporting individuals and families living with autism in Beaufort County,
Jasper County, Hampton County, Colleton County and surrounding areas. The mission of
the Lowcountry Autism Foundation is to provide direct financial, service and advocacy
support to individuals and families who face the challenges of living with autism. Their
services include comprehensive evalua"on of children for Au"sm Spectrum Disorder.
Move, Groove, & Get Acve!
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 2942
Phone: (843) 953-1987
Move, Groove, Get Ac"ve! offers family-centered supports in a structured se[ng. One of
the primary goals of this program is to provide opportuni"es for students on the au"sm
spectrum to establish overall quality of life ac"vi"es that may have otherwise been limited
due to rigorous academic expecta"ons, family commitments, or other challenges.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons
Pine Grove, Inc.
1500 Chestnut Road, P.O. Box 100
Elgin, SC 29045
Phone: (803) 438 3011
Fax: (803) 438 8611
www.pinegroveinc.com
Pine Grove, Inc. is a comprehensive residential facility and school serving children and
adolescents with autism, developmental disabilities, and pervasive developmental
disorders. Pine Grove offers behavioral programming and special education for ages 6-21.
Project HOPE Foundaon
2131 Woodruff Rd, Suite 2100,
Greenville, SC 29607-5994
Phone: (864) 676-0028
Fax: (864) 987-0764
www.projecthopesc.org
Project HOPE currently provides services to individuals with au"sm from the point of diagnosis
through young adulthood. They do this through four primary programs: Hope Link, Hope
Reach, Hope Academy, and Hope Alive.
South Carolina Ausm Society
806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Toll-Free: (800) 438-4790
Phone: (803) 750-6988
Fax: (803) 750-8121
www.scau"sm.org
The purpose of the South Carolina Au"sm Society is to enable all individuals with au"sm
spectrum disorders to reach their maximum poten"al.
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South Carolina Early Ausm Project
2580 Lin Do Court
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 905-4427
Fax: (803) 905-4431
The mission of the Early Autism Project, Inc., is threefold: to provide appropriate and
effective ABA home and school programming that will enable each child in their care to reach
his or her potential; to foster the close collaboration of parents and professionals who support
the child; and to equip each child’s home or school team with ABA training and
supervision that will ensure high-quality and consistent teaching, error correction procedures
and behavioral intervention.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Ausm
Support Organizaons: Blindness & Low Vision
Support Organizaons
BLINDNESS & LOW VISION
Associaon for Educaon & Rehabilitaon
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 671-4500
www.aerbvi.org
The mission of AER is to support professionals who provide educa"on and rehabilita"on
services to people who are blind or have low-vision, offering professional development
opportuni"es, publica"ons, and public advocacy. The South Carolina Chapter's mission is to
provide the vision professionals residing or working in South Carolina opportuni"es for
professional growth, networking, con"nuing educa"on, and camaraderie through
newsle'ers, mee"ngs and conferences, and electronic communica"ons. This is a naonal
organizaon that serves residents in South Carolina.
Associaon for the Blind
1071 Morrison Drive, Suite A
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 723-6915
www.aftbsc.org
The mission of the Associa"on for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Charleston is to serve
and support people with visual needs in the tri-county area, which includes Charleston,
Berkeley, and Dorchester coun"es. They have a ReFocus Program which serves people who
cannot afford eye exams or glasses and a ReFocus on Children program which visits Title 1
schools to screen children for visual problems. They also offer several other programs for
the blind and visually impaired throughout the year listed on their website including a
fishing trip, picnic and holiday luncheon every year.
Beacon Sensory Learning Center
4501 Old Spartanburg Road, Suite 7
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: (864) 292-5154
Fax: (864) 292-5154
www.BEACONslps.com
BEACON is a center dedicated to providing a variety of treatment programs, both
traditional and innovative, in hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to
reach their full potential. Treatment programs include the Sensory Learning Program,
Executive and Transformational Life Coaching and Speech-Language Pathology Services.
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Naonal Federaon of the Blind of SC
119 S. Kilbourne Rd.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 254-3777
Fax: (803) 252-5655
www.njsc.net
The NFB of South Carolina is a non-profit, private organiza"on of persons who are blind
working together to improve the quality of life for all persons who are blind in South
Carolina. In order for its influence to be felt on a na"onal level, the NFB of SC is affiliated
with the Na"onal Federa"on of the Blind, the na"on's oldest and largest organiza"on open
to all individuals who are blind.
Rocky BoKom Retreat & Conference Center
123 Hancock Rd.
Sunset, SC 29685
Phone: (864) 878-9090
www.nfbsc.net/rockybottom.html
Children are taught skills to cope with blindness and that it is respectable to be blind.
Utilizing blind counselors to act as role models, Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference
Center of the Blind provides all the experiences of any Retreat including swimming,
mountain hiking, arts & crafts, cookouts, fishing and field trips. Limited transportation is also
available.
South Carolina Associaon of Blind Students
119 S. Kilbourne Rd.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (866) 504-7300
www.nabslink.org
The South Carolina Associa"on of Blind Students is a division of the Na"onal Federa"on of
the Blind of South Carolina and an affiliate of the Na"onal Associa"on of Blind Students. It is
made up of college and graduate students as well as college-bound high school students
throughout the state. Members meet annually at the NFB of SC conven"on. In addi"on,
informal groups of students gather frequently throughout the year for a variety of social
events.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Blindness & Low Vision
Support Organizaons: Blindness & Low Vision
Support Organizaons
South Carolina Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll-Free: (800) 922-2222
Phone: (803) 898-8731
www.sccb.state.sc.us
The mission of SC Commission for the Blind is to provide quality, individualized voca"onal
rehabilita"on services, independent living services, and preven"on services to persons who
are blind and have low vision, leading to compe""ve employment and social and economic
independence.
SC School for the Deaf & Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: (888) 447-2732
www.scsdb.org
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state’s only specialized school for students
who are deaf or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves
students throughout the state through its campus and outreach programs. The SC School for
the Deaf and the Blind works with parents and professionals to help children realize dreams.
Together with local school districts, they strive to match children who are deaf or blind with
the best educa"onal op"ons to meet their individual needs.
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DEAF & HARD OF HEARING
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
www.scadservices.org
For a current list of ASL interpreters please visit www.scadservices.org and click on the
resources tab and then point to SC interpreter locator to find an ASL interpreter in your
area.
Amplify Life
101 Execu"ve Center Drive, Suite 120, Saluda Building
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (877) 225-8337
TTY: (803) 889-8337
www.scedp.org
If you're a South Carolina resident having trouble using the phone, you can depend on SCEDP
for a wide selec"on of free, high-quality phone equipment. SCEDP serves customers who are
deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, and persons with speech
disabili"es.
Carolina Speech & Language Center
221 Stallsville Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 832-1795
Fax: (843) 832-9499
www.carolinaspeechandlanguage.com
The Carolina Speech & Language Center is commi'ed to providing the children of the
Lowcountry with high quality speech and language therapy services. Our highly qualified
speech-language pathologists have the exper"se to assess each child’s level of
communica"on and to deliver appropriate, individualized treatment based on each child’s
needs.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Support Organizaons: Deaf & Hard Hearing
Support Organizaons
Described and Caponed Media Program
Na"onal Associa"on of the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Toll-Free: (800) 237-6213
Phone: (864) 585-1778
TTY: (864) 585-2617
Fax: (864) 585-2611
The mission of the DCMP mission is to promote and provide equal access to communica"on
and learning through described and cap"oned educa"onal media. The ul"mate goal of the
DCMP is for accessible media to be an integral tool in the teaching and learning process for
all stakeholders in the educa"onal community, including students, educators and other
school personnel, parents, service providers, businesses, and agencies.
Relay South Carolina
411 Huger Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 403-9763
Phone: 7-1-1
TTY: (803) 951-1660
Fax: (803) 403-8354
www.relaysouthcarolina.com
Relay South Carolina (RSC) is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to
people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled. This service allows
text-telephone (TTY) users to communicate with standard telephone users through specially
training relay operators. Calls can be made to anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365
days a year with no restric"ons on the number, length, or type of calls. To make a call to
someone, simply dial 7-1-1 .
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South Carolina Associaon of the Deaf
437 Center Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 794-3175
TTY: (803) 794-7059
Fax: (803) 794-4420
VP: (803) 403-9270
www.scadservices.org
The South Carolina Associa"on of the Deaf, Inc. (SCAD) is commi'ed to providing advocacy for
all persons in South Carolina who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. SCAD supports equal access to a
comprehensive coordinated system of services and encourage all Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people to achieve their maximum poten"al through increased independence, produc"vity, and integra"on into the community.
SC School for the Deaf & Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Toll-Free: (888) 447-2732
Phone: (864) 585-7711
www.scsdb.org
The SC School for the Deaf and Blind is the state’s only specialized school for students who are
deaf and/or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves students
throughout the state through its campus and distance programs. In order to be eligible for admission, the student must live in South Carolina, be 2½ to 21 years old, and have some hearing
and/or vision loss of educa"onal significance.
South Carolina Speech, Language & Hearing Associaon
PO Box 1763
Columbia, SC 29202.
Toll-Free: (888) 729-3717
Fax: (888) 729-3489
www.scsha.com
The mission of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Associa"on is to meet the needs of
its members and the individuals they serve by promo"ng and advoca"ng of the highest quality
services and professional standards, providing opportuni"es for professional growth and the exchange of knowledge, and educa"ng the public about communica"on disorders and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
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Support Organizaons: Deaf & Hard Hearing
Support Organizaons: Disabilies & Special Needs Boards
Support Organizaons
DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARDS
The following Disabili"es & Special Needs Boards are a part of a state-wide network
created by the SC Legislature. Services and supports that are available through these
Boards include early interven"on, service coordina"on, child services, voca"onal and
non-voca"onal day programs, and residen"al services.
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Aiken County
P.O. Box 698
Aiken, SC 29802-0698
Phone: (803) 642-8800
Fax: (803) 642-8806
www.aikenboard.org
Allendale/Barnwell County
P.O. Box 556
Barnwell, SC 29812
Phone: (803) 584-5050
Fax: (803) 584-7208
Anderson County
212 McGee Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Phone: (864) 260-4515
Fax: (864) 260-5011
www.acdnsb.org
Bamberg County
PO Box 333
Denmark, SC 29042
Phone: (803) 793-5003
Fax: (803) 793-3778
Beaufort County
1804 Old Shell Rd.
Port Royal, SC 29935
Phone: (843) 525-7680
Fax: (843) 525-4073
www.co.beaufort.sc.us
Calhoun County
78 Doodle Hill Rd.
Ma'hews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 874-2664
Fax: (803) 874-2660
Charleston County
995 Morrison Drive
Charleston SC 29413-2708
Phone: (843) 805-5800
www.dsncc.com
Cherokee County
PO Box 340
Gaffney, SC 29342
Phone: (864) 487-4190
Fax: (864) 489-1384
Chester/Lancaster County
PO Box 577
Lancaster, SC 29721
Phone: (803) 285-4368
Fax: (803) 286-5571
Chesterfield County
PO Drawer 151
Cheraw, SC 29709
Phone: (843) 623-9016
Fax: (843) 623-3144
Clarendon County
PO Drawer 40
Manning, SC 29102
Phone: (803) 435-2330
Fax: (803) 435-8523
Colleton County
PO Box 1547
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 549-1732
Fax: (843) 549-2359
Darlington County
201 North Damascus Church Rd.
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: (843) 332-7252
Fax: (843) 332-3168
Dorchester County
P. O. Box 2950
Summerville, SC 29484
Phone: (843) 871-1285
Fax: (843) 871-2929
www.dorchesterdsnb.org
Georgetown County
P. O. Box 1471
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 546-8228
Fax: (843) 546-1617
Greenville County
PO Box 17467
Greenville, SC 29606
Phone: (864) 679-0220
Fax: (864) 297-4990
www.gcdsnb.com
Greenwood County
PO Box 3004
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: (864) 942-8900
Fax: (864) 942-8945
Hampton County
P. O. Box 128
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-4818
Fax: (803) 943-3322
Horry County
250 Victory Lane
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 347-3010
Fax: (843) 347-7308
www.hcdsn.org
Florence County
1211 Na"onal Cemetery Rd.
Florence, SC 29506
Toll-Free: (800) 340-4028
Phone: (843) 667-5007
Fax: (803) 678-8573
www.fcdsn.org
Jasper County
PO Box 747
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: (843) 726-4499
Kershaw County
PO Box 310
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-4841
Laurens County
PO Box 986
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: (864) 682-2314
www.lcdsnb.org
Lee County
PO Box 468
183
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (803) 484-9473
Fax: (803) 484-5710
www.lcdsn.org
Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disabilies & Special Needs Boards
Support Organizaons: Disabilies & Special Needs Boards
Support Organizaons
Marion/Dillon County
400 Mar"n Luther King Jr. Drive
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 423-4484
www.mddsn.org
Marlboro County
PO Box 1212
Benne'sville, SC 29512
Phone: (843) 479-1882
Fax: (843) 479-0655
Newberry County
115 Nance Street
Newberry SC, 29108
Phone: (803) 276-0078
www.ncdsnb.org
Oconee County
116 South Cove Rd.
Seneca, SC 29672
Phone: (864) 885-6055
Orangeburg County
PO Box 1812
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 536-1170
Fax: (803) 531-8317
Pickens County
PO Box 1308
Easley, SC 29641
Phone: (864) 644-2500
www.pcbdsn.org
Richland/Lexington County
301 Greystone Blvd.
Columbia SC, 29210
Phone: (803) 252-5179
Fax: (803) 252-5981
www.rldsn.org
Spartanburg County
9039 Fairforest Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 595-5300
www.scdsn.org
Sumter County
PO Box 2847
Sumter, SC 29151
Phone: (803) 778-1669
www.scdsnb.org
Union County
PO Box 903
Phone: (864) 427-7700
Fax: (864) 427-1777
Williamsburg County
61 Greenlee St.
Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone: (843) 355-5481
Fax: (843) 355-5483
York County
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PO Box 549
York, SC 29745
Phone: (803) 628-5800
Fax: (803) 628-7984
www.yorkdsnb.org
DISABILITY AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS
American Associaon of People with Disabilies (AAPD)
2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Toll-Free: (800) 840-8844
Phone/TTY: (202) 457-0046
Fax: (866) 536-4461
www.aapd.com
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) organizes the disability
community to be a powerful force for change politically, socially, and economically. AAPD recognizes the value of working in broad coalitions to foster unity, leadership, and change. While
they do not provide direct assistance to individuals, they can provide individuals with referrals
to other organizations that can help. This is a national organization.
American Associaon of People with Disabilies
2013 H Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Toll-Free: (800) 840-8844 (Voice/TTY)
Phone:: (202) 457-0046 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (202) 457-0473
www.aapd.com
AAPD) s the na"on's largest disability organiza"on. We promote equal opportunity, economic
power, independent living, and poli"cal par"cipa"on for people with disabili"es. Our
members, including people with disabili"es and our family, friends, and supporters,
represent a powerful force for change. This is a naonal organizaon.
Brain Injury Associaon of America
1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 761-0750
Fax: (703) 761-0755
www.biausa.org
The mission of the BIAA is to be the voice of brain injury. Through advocacy, education and
research, they bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury,
their families and the professionals who serve them. This is a national organization.
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Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons
Brain Injury Associaon of South Carolina
800 Dutch Square Blvd # 225B
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll Free: (877) 824-3228
Phone: (803) 731-9823
Fax: 803-731-4804
www.biausa.org/SC
The Brain Injury Associa"on of South Carolina (BIASC) is a nonprofit organiza"on which was
developed by persons with brain injuries, their families, and concerned professionals in an
effort to provide informa"on and support to those who have experienced brain injury. The
BIASC is the state’s chartered affiliate of the na"onal Brain Injury Associa"on of America.
Together their mission is to create a be'er future through brain injury preven"on, research,
educa"on and advocacy.
Center for Disability Resources - USC
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 935-5231
Fax: (803) 935-5059
uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome
The Center for Disability Resources mission is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of
persons with disabili"es and their families. They collaborate with persons with disabili"es and
their families to develop new knowledge and best prac"ces, train leaders, and effect systems
change.
Cysc Fibrosis Foundaon - SC Chapter
537 Long Point Road, Suite 203
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 388-5968
Fax: (843) 388-7613
The Cys"c Fibrosis Founda"on is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cys"c fibrosis.
They fund more CF research than any other organiza"on, and nearly every CF drug available
today was made possible because of Founda"on support. They are a nonprofit donor
supported organiza"on dedicated to a'acking cys"c fibrosis from every angle. Their focus is
to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for
those with CF, and ul"mately to find a cure.
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Disability.gov
www.disability.gov
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive informa"on on
disability programs and services in communi"es na"onwide. The site links to more than 14,000
resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic
ins"tu"ons; and nonprofit organiza"ons. You can find answers to ques"ons about
everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.
This is a naonal organizaon.
Disability Resources.org
disabilityresources.org
Disabilityresources.org serves thousands of individuals with disabilities through a
multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. In order to reach as many people
with disabilities as cost effectively as possible, they target their services and publications to libraries, disability organizations, independent living centers, rehabilitation.
Down Syndrome Associaon of the Lowcountry
PO Box 2275
Mt Pleasant, SC 29465
Phone: (843)553-3725
www.dsalowcountry.org
The Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry (DSAL) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit
organization serving eastern South Carolina, whose purpose is to promote an environment
which fosters the growth and development of people with Down Syndrome to enable them to
achieve their full potential.
Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville
29 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 282-0167
www.dsfag.org
DSFA provides family and individual support, conducts community awareness ac"vi"es and
monthly mee"ngs.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons
Easter Seals of South Carolina
PO Box 5715
Columbia, SC 29250
Phone: (803) 466-4089
Fax: (803) 708-0506
Easter Seals of South Carolina has been serving children and adults with disabilities in South
Carolina since 1934. Their mission is to create and apply solutions that change the lives of
children and adults with disabilities. They do this by providing a variety of programs and
services to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their
families. Easter Seals of South Carolina programs help people with hearing, speech, or
orthopedic impairments, as well as neurological disorders or developmental disabilities.
Epilepsy Foundaon
8301 Professional Place East
Landover MD 20785-2353
Toll-Free: (800) 332-1000
Fax: (301) 577-2684
www.epilepsyfounda"on.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of South Carolina (EFSC) ensures that people with seizures are able
to participate in all life experiences and works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through
research, education, advocacy, and services. This is a national organization.
Family Resource Center for Disabilies and Special Needs
1575 Savannah Highway, Suite 6
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 266-1318
Fax: (843) 266-1941
www.frcdsn.org
The Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs, Inc. is a not for profit
organization located in Charleston, South Carolina, providing information services
throughout the Lowcountry. The Family Resource Center was organized to promote
opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and
special needs, their families, and their communities through such means as education,
advocacy, and outreach.
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First Call 2-1-1
United Way
Phone: 2-1-1
www.sc211.org
South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local
community. It provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for
every day needs and in times of crisis. Can offer access to the following types of services: adult
day care, respite care, home health care, transportation, support groups, Medicaid/Medicare,
etc. The caller is provided with phone numbers, programs and services provided, location,
hours of operation, and any other relevant information for the inquiry. Call 2-1-1 any "me 24
hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services in your community. This service is free and
mul"lingual.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America - Southeast
Southeast Regional Office
PMB #196 2870 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305-2918
Toll-Free: (800) 532-7667, ext. 160
Phone: (404) 842-0550
Fax: (404) 842-0551
www.msassocia"on.org
The MS Associa"on of America is able to provide informa"on about MS, its symptoms,
various treatment op"ons, and informa"on for care partners regarding the disease. In addition
to information, the MSAA offers an MRI assistance program which is used to help diagnose MS
and to evaluate both disease progression and treatment efficacy.
Naonal Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (800) 221-4602
Fax: (212) 979-2873
www.ndss.org
The Na"onal Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down
syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspira"ons. NDSS is commi'ed to
being the na"onal leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the poten"al of all
people with Down Syndrome. This is a naonal organizaon.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolinas
Greater Carolinas Chapter
9801-I Southern Pine Blvd
Charlo'e, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 525-2955
Fax: (704) 527-0406
www.na"onalmssociety.org
The Na"onal Mul"ple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research
for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Although the
collec"ve includes mul"ple home office and chapter loca"ons, they are one Society
united to end MS and help all those impacted by MS con"nue to move their lives
forward. This is a naonal organizaon.
South Carolina Access
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-9900
Fax: (803) 734-9887
www.scaccesshelp.org
SC Access is a free service to help older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care
for them access useful information about long term support and needed services. Through
the use of a comprehensive web-based service directory and regional
Information and Referral Specialists, individuals will be able to find options for care
throughout South Carolina to enable them to live as independently as possible.
South Carolina Brain Injury Leadership Council
100 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 455-2626
www.scbilc.com
The Council’s role is to iden"fy current and emerging issues and innova"ons, foster
educa"on and advocacy, and build consensus to support needed programs and policies.
Council membership includes persons with brain injury, family members, agency
representa"ves, service providers, researchers, policy makers and advocates.
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South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
2935 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Toll-Free: (866) 445-5509
Phone: (803) 252-2198
Fax: 803-376-4156
www.scspinalcord.org
Through the services of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association, individuals
with spinal cord injuries find a valuable resource for their needs, questions, and
concerns. They also discover a powerful source of strength through others who have
experienced the same life-altering injury.
Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Blvd NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-4226
Toll-Free: (800) 621-3141
Phone: (202) 944-3285
www.sbaa.org
The Spina Bifida Associa"on (SBA) serves adults and children who live with the
challenges of Spina Bifida. Since 1973, SBA has been the only na"onal voluntary health
agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those
whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect. Its tools are educa"on,
advocacy, research, and service. Visit their website or contact their Na"onal Resource
Center for informa"on about their services. This is a naonal organizaon.
SC Department of Disabilies and Special Needs
PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
Toll-Free: (888) 376-4636
Phone: (803) 898-9600
TTY: (803) 898-9600
Fax: (803) 898-9653
SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South
Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabili"es of intellectual disability, au"sm, trauma"c
brain injury and spinal cord injury and condi"ons related to each of these four
disabili"es. Their mission is to assist people with disabili"es and their families in
mee"ng needs, pursuing possibili"es and achieving life goals, and to minimize the
occurrence and reduce the severity of disabili"es through preven"on.
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Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons
SC Partnership of Disability Organizations
806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 750-6988
The SC Partnership of Disability Organizations is a collaborative of volunteer disability
advocacy organizations, which provides leadership in advocacy on critical issues affecting the
lives of people with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Some member
organizations include the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, the Autism Society of SC,
the Brain Injury Alliance of SC, the SC Spinal Cord Injury Association, IMPACT SC Self-Advocacy
Council, and The Arc of South Carolina.
The Reeve Foundaon
Christopher & Dana Reeve Founda"on
636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Toll Free: (800) 225-0292
www.crpf.org
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research,
and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and
advocacy. The Paralysis Resource Center provides people with helpful information and resources
related to paralysis. They offer a variety of media tools and services including Information
Specialists, a National Clearinghouse Library of paralysis-related publications, and a Paralysis
Resource Guide (PRG) a comprehensive guide to paralysis-related topics. This is a national
organization.
South Carolina Vocaonal Rehabilitaon Department
1410 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29171
Phone: (803) 896-6500
www.scvrd.net
The SC Voca"onal Rehabilita"on Department (SCVRD) offers a path toward independence,
opportunity to enter the workplace, and a chance to enjoy the rewards of employment.
SCVRD provides an individualized array of services to assist people with disabili"es find
employment. AUer eligibility is established, each client par"cipates in an assessment to
determine which voca"onal rehabilita"on services are needed to assist the client prepare for
employment.
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Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
PO Box 698
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803)642-8800
Fax: (803) 642-8806
www.aikentdc.org
TDC’s mission is to provide, promote and coordinate community services in Aiken County for
individuals with au"sm, head and spinal cord injuries, and intellectual disabili"es, to
maximize independence, safeguard and support human rights and dignity, and achieve
community inclusion; and to provide educa"on and resources to the public to help in the
understanding and preven"on of au"sm, head and spinal cord injuries, and intellectual
disabili"es.
United Cerebral Palsy of SC
1101 Harbor Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
Toll-Free (888) 827-7277
Phone: (803) 926-8878
www.ucpsc.org
The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina (UCPSC) is to posi"vely support and
impact the achievement of a life without limits for people with disabili"es. They provide
community-based support to South Carolina's ci"zens with developmental disabili"es who
are looking for greater choice and control in their lives.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Disability Agencies & Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilies
Support Organizaons
INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Arc of South Carolina
Main Branch
Arc of Pickens
Arc of Coastal Carolina
3214 Leaphart Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 748-5020
www.arcsc.org
PO Box 1308
Easley, SC 29641
Phone: (864) 859-1157
PO Box 16093
Myrtle Beach, SC 29587
Phone: (843) 238-3040
The Arc of SC advocates for and alongside individuals living with cogni"ve, intellectual and
developmental disabili"es. In conjunc"on with the Arc of the United States they con"nue to
advocate for rights and full inclusion of all children and all adults with these disabili"es. The
Arc of South Carolina provides leadership in the areas of advocacy, educa"on, public
awareness, preven"on and research.
American Associaon on Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilies (AAIDD)
501 3rd Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
Toll-Free: (800) 424-3688
Phone: (202) 387-1968
Fax: (202) 387-2193
www.aaidd.org
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effec"ve prac"ces, and universal
human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabili"es. This is a naonal
organizaon.
Berkeley Cizens, Inc.
PO Drawer 429
Moncks Corner SC 29461
Phone: (843) 761-0300
Fax: (843) 761-0303
www.berkeleyci"zens.org
Berkeley Ci"zens, Inc. is a non-profit that provides services and supports to children and
adults with intellectual and developmental disabili"es living in Berkeley County, South
Carolina.
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Healing Farm
812 Johnnie Dodds Blvd # A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-5900
Phone: (843) 971-9300
www.healingfarm.org
Healing Farm provides sustainable services and programs for people touched by
developmental disabili"es in an environment that reveals and promotes their giUs and
talents.
S C Developmental Disabilies Council
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 461
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0465
www.scddc.state.sc.us
The South Carolina Developmental Disabili"es Council was established in 1971 by execu"ve order and was reauthorized in 2010. The council is comprised of members appointed
by the governor. The membership includes individuals with developmental disabili"es or
their rela"ves, advocates, service providers, and state and local agency representa"ves.
The council is federally funded under the Developmental Disabili"es Act. The council engages in ac"vi"es that contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family centered and directed, comprehensive system that includes needed community services, individualized
supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determina"on for individuals
with developmental disabili"es and their families. The mission of the South Carolina Developmental Disabili"es Council is to provide leadership in planning, funding and implemen"ng ini"a"ves that lead to improved quality of life for people with developmental disabili"es and their families through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change.
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Support Organizaons: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilies
Support Organizaons: Library Services
Support Organizaons
LIBRARY SERVICES
Anderson County Library Services
300 N. McDuffie St
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 260-4500
www.andersonlibrary.org
The library has a computer and a Optelec Clearview equipped to enable individuals with low
vision to read standard print at the main library. There is also a selec"on of large print books
and magazines. ADA compliant restrooms are available in all facili"es. If a patron wishes to
use a wheelchair while at the library, one is available at the Circula"on Desk. There is an
accessible elevator connec"ng the library’s main and second floors, as well as automa"c doors
at the entrances.
Center for Disability Resources Library
USC School of Medicine
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 935-5231
Fax: (803) 935-5059
http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome
The CDR Library is a collabora"ve effort between BabyNet/First Steps to School Readiness, the
Center for Disability Resources, the South Carolina Department of Disabili"es and
Special Needs, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. The CDR
Library consists of books, videos, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability
related topics.
SC State Library - Talking Book Services
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 734-8026
www.statelibrary.sc.gov
The South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services department provides informa"onal
and recrea"onal reading materials in accessible formats. The program serves South
Carolinians unable to use conven"onal print due to the following: individuals who cannot hold
book or turn pages due to physical disabili"es; who cannot see standard size print due to
low-vision or blindness; who have temporary disabili"es due to injury, illness, or surgery; or
who have physically-based learning disabili"es.
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MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health America of South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll Free: (866) 929-6145
Phone: (803) 779-5363
www.mha-sc.org
MHA-SC and its affiliates provide educa"on and awareness ac"vi"es, advocacy, support
groups, and housing. Its mission is improving the lives of people with mental illness in South
Carolina, promo"ng mental health, preven"ng mental disorders and achieving victory over
mental illness through advocacy, educa"on, research and service. MHASC assists individuals
with mental illnesses and their families, provides community educa"onal trainings, and
reaches out to the state through health fairs and advocacy ac"vi"es.
Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. (MIRCI)
3809 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 786-1844
Fax: (803) 754-7783
www.mirci.org
Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organiza"on whose
mission is to provide community based services to individuals recovering from emo"onal
disabili"es in the Midlands of South Carolina. To support this mission, their programs include:
Homeless Recovery Center, Suppor"ve Housing, HomeBase, Group Homes, and Representa"ve
Payee .
Naonal Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) - SC
PO Box 1267
Columbia, SC 29202
Local: (803) 733-9592
Toll-Free: (800) 788-5131
Fax: (803) 733-9593
www.namisc.org
NAMI SC is the state chapter for the Na"onal Alliance on Mental Illness. Its mission is to
improve the quality of life for individuals who live with mental illnesses and for their
families by promo"ng the availability of effec"ve services and resources, through
educa"on, support and advocacy. To find an affiliate nearest you, please visit
www.namisc.org/namisclocalaffil.html
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Mental Health
Support Organizaons: Mental Health
Support Organizaons
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29207
Phone: (803) 898–8581
TTY: (866) 246-0130
www.state.sc.us/dmh
The S.C. Department of Mental Health gives priority to adults, children, and their families
affected by emo"onal disabili"es They are commi'ed to elimina"ng s"gma and promo"ng
the philosophy of recovery.
SC Share (South Carolina Self-Help Associaon Regarding Emoons)
427 Mee"ng Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 739-5712
Toll Free: (800) 832-8032
Fax: (803) 739-8226
SC SHARE is the only statewide mental health consumer run non-profit organiza"on of its kind
in South Carolina. The organiza"on is open to anyone who has an emo"onal disability..
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SERVICE ANIMALS
Carolina Canine Companions for Independence
Southeast Region
8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32818
Office: (407) 522-3300
Fax: (407) 522-3347
www.cci.org
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organiza"on that enhances the
lives of people with disabili"es by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing
support to ensure quality partnerships. CCI is the largest non-profit provider of assistance
dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity
of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased
independence and loving companionship. The Southeast Region of Canine Companions for
Independence was founded in 1989 in Orlando, Florida. The Southeast Regional Center
opened on Independence Day, July 4, 2000, and serves the 8 states of Florida, Georgia,
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Dogs for Ausm
8595 Pelham Road, Suite 400, #141
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 810-0134
www.dogsfordisabled.org
Dogs for Au"sm breed, raise, train and place service dogs to work in homes and in public with
children with au"sm. Dogs for Au"sm also trains dogs to work in clinical Animal
Assisted Therapy.
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Support Organizaons
Support Organizaons: Service Animals
Support Organizaons: Service Animals
Support Organizaons
Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: (818) 833-6431
Fax: (818) 362-6870
www.guidedogsofamerica.org
Guide Dogs of America (GDA) is dedicated to its mission to provide service dogs and
instruc"on, free of charge, to individuals who are blind/low vision in order for them to pursue
their goals with increased mobility and independence. GDA is a naonal organizaon but
serves individuals in South Carolina.
Naonal Associaon of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)
Na"onal Federa"on of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Bal"more, MD 21230
Toll-Free: (888) 624-3841
The Na"onal Associa"on of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) is an organiza"on for people who are
blind who currently use guide dogs as mobility tools, those considering ge[ng a guide dog, or
those who want to learn more about the use of such dogs. They provide a forum for those
interested in the guide dog movement to discuss common issues and to increase opportuni"es
for those who have chosen to use a guide dog for independent travel. NAGDU works to
promote sound prac"ces in the training and use of such dogs for mobility by offering input and
advice to guide dog training programs.
PalmeKo Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)
2935 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: (803) 788-7063
www.paals.org
PAALS assists people with varying abili"es to live more independent and enriched lives by
providing them with service dogs. Some of the specially trained canines are taught to turn
lights on and off, tug open doors, pick up dropped items and alert for help to assist individuals
in wheelchairs. Other dogs go on to assist children with au"sm and soldiers with PTSD to
accomplish therapeu"c and real life goals. Dogs are trained according to the unique needs of
their owners.
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Southeastern Assistance Dogs (SEAD)
811 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (803) 235-9869
www.guidedogs.org
SEAD’s mission is to create and nurture a partnership between people with disabili"es and a
service dog, facilita"ng life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity.
The Service Dog Instute
655 H Fairview Rd #173
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Phone: (864) 399-4392
www.theservicedogins"tute.org
The Service Dog Ins"tute (TSDI) is a non-profit organiza"on dedicated to enriching the lives of
individuals with disabili"es by providing trained service dogs to boost confidence, provide
comfort and perform skilled tasks that enable partners to lead more independent lives. TSDI
specializes in providing service dogs to children with disabili"es.
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Support Organizaons: Service Animals
Tax Informaon: Tax Exempons
Tax Informaon
TAX EXEMPTIONS
South Carolina has special tax and other benefits for people with disabilies. Some laws
apply only to specific types of disabilies. To qualify, a person may need to submit an
applicaon and proof of disability.
For more informa"on or to apply, contact:
South Carolina Department of Revenue
301 Gervais Street
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, S.C. 29214
Phone: (803) 898-5000
Fax: (803) 898-5822
www.sctax.org
PROPERTY TAXES ON HOUSING
The dwelling house and one acre of land owned and used by a person who is paraplegic or
hemiplegic (paralysis of lower body or on one side) is totally exempt from state and local
property taxes. A person with Parkinson’s Disease, Mul"ple Sclerosis, or Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis-ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is also allowed this exemp"on if it causes the
same ambulatory difficul"es as a person with paraplegia or hemiplegia. Property may be
owned jointly with a spouse. SC Code Ann.§12-37-220(B)(2)(a)
The dwelling house and one acre of land owned and used by a veteran of the US armed
forces, law enforcement officer or firefighter and who is 100% permanently and totally
disabled due to service-connected disability, is totally exempt from state and local property taxes. The same property may be owned jointly with a spouse. SC Code Ann. §12-37-220
(B)(1)(a)
The dwelling house owned and used by a person who is totally and permanently disabled
(as determined by a state or federal agency) OR a person who is blind is exempt from taxes
on the first $50,000 in value of the house. This exemp"on also applies to anyone age 65 or
over. A person who has not yet been determined disabled by any other agency, may apply
to the SC Department of Voca"onal Rehabilita"on for a determina"on. The property may
be owned jointly with a spouse. SC Code Ann. § 12-37-220 (A)(9) and 250(A)((1)(i)-(iii).
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PROPERTY TAX ON VEHICLES
Up to two personal motor vehicles owned or leased by person who uses a wheelchair are
exempt from property tax. The vehicles may be owned solely or jointly. SC Code Ann.
§12-37-220 (B)(27)
One personal motor vehicle owned or leased by guardian of a child who is blind or uses a
wheelchair is exempt from property tax. SC Code Ann. §12-37-220 (B)(37)
Up to two private passenger vehicles owned or leased by disabled veteran who has special
license tags or a cer"ficate verifying total and permanent disability is exempt from property tax. SC Code Ann. §12-37-220 (B)(3)
VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE
People with disabili"es are allowed to pay $20 instead of full license fee when registering
for vehicle license plates. This law is limited to disabili"es that: (1) impair the ability to
walk or require use of a wheelchair or crutches; (2) involve loss of use of one or both legs;
(3) involve lung disease requiring a respirator while walking: or (4) involve mobility
impairment. It also covers people considered totally and permanently disabled by the
federal Social Security Administra"on or Veterans Affairs Department. This same law
applies to all persons age 65 or over. SC Code Ann. §56-3-620 and §56-3-1950
FREE VEHICLE PARKING
A person with a disability may park a vehicle in a metered or "med parking place without
paying fees. This covers both metered parking on city streets and spaces in parking lots
owned/operated by state and local governments.
The law also allows parking in places where signs limit the length of "me parking is allowed, such as 2-hour limit. However, the law does NOT allow a person with a disability to
park where ALL vehicles are barred from parking (such as a sign for "NO parking between 4
p.m. and 6 p.m.") To qualify, the person's vehicle must have a disability license plate or
display a disability placard on the driver’s side dashboard. SC Code Ann. §56-3-1950
Veterans with a disability do not have to pay city parking meter fees if their vehicles have a
“disabled veteran's” license plate. SC Code Ann. §56-5-2585 Note: The SC A'orney
General has issued an opinion that a “disabled veteran” license plate en"tles the user to
the same parking rights and privileges as a vehicle with a disability license plate or placard.
1994 Op A'y Gen. No 94 -4 p. 101.
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Tax Informaon
Tax Informaon: Tax Exempons
Transportaon: Drivers Training
Transportaon
DRIVERS TRAINING
Atlanc Physical Therapy’s Driver Rehabilitaon
Atlanc Physical Therapy
PO Box 1145
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Phone: (843) 293-7713
www.atlan"cphysicaltherapy.com
Atlan"c Physical Therapy and Rehabilita"on, Inc. offers driver rehabilita"on at their Myrtle
Beach facility. APT is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabili"es by
providing services that assist and enable them to achieve safe, independent driving and
transporta"on. This goal is accomplished through applica"on of driving strategies and training
and the use of modified vehicles and adap"ve equipment.
Dorn VA Medical Center Drivers Rehab Services
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 20209
Phone: (803) 776-4000 x7052
Dorn VA Medical Center offers driver rehab services for veterans enrolled in the VA system at
William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. The program accepts referrals from the
doctors in the VA system. The program helps people with disabilities to use assistive
equipment. They also help people who have never driven before learn to drive and allow
participants to use the program’s vehicle for driving tests. The program can also evaluate
people for needed equipment such as wheelchair lifts and vans, which can often be obtained
through the VA.
Mobility Research Clinic at PalmeKo Health
Palme'o Health Richland
3010 Farrow Road, Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 434-7750
fax: (803) 434-2983
Driving Rehabilita"on is a specialty program being offered through the Mobility Research Clinic.
An Occupa"onal Therapist (OT) will perform the evalua"on and assess the client’s ability to
con"nue to drive safely in the community, their driving performance in everyday traffic
situa"ons, assess for driving equipment in the car, and safe prac"ce in an adapted vehicle with
dual controls, hand controls, spinner knobs, etc.
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Roger C. Peace Driver Rehabilitaon Program
Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 455-4959
www.ghs.org/driverrehab
Roger C. Peace’s Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist helps those with functional
disabilities, often related to trauma, illness, aging or psychological changes, to meet their
driving goals. A Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist can provide invaluable information
related to the clients’ physical and cognitive abilities affecting safe driving. Recommendations
for additional training and/or needs for adaptive equipment are provided to the client and
referring physician. The Driver Rehabilitation Program works very closely with the client, the
physician, the family and SCDMV to ensure that each individual is given every opportunity to
maintain independence in community mobility whether behind the wheel or through
alternative means of transportation. Referrals are accepted from physicians, healthcare
professionals, individuals, and agencies, however, a physician referral and a recent medical
report are required for each client.
STAR Riding & Driving, Inc.
PO Box 698
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 652-3231
www.starriding.org
Established in 1996, STAR is an equine assisted therapeu"c program dedicated to serving
people with disabili"es in the Aiken/Augusta area. The STAR program offers 1 hr. weekly
lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM & Saturdays at 10:00 AM and
11:00 AM.
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Transportaon
Transportaon: Drivers Training
Transportaon: Informaon & Assistance
Transportaon
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Project Acon Accessible Travelers’ Database
1425 K. Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Toll-Free: (800) 659-6428
Phone: (202) 347-3066
TTY: (202) 347-7385
Fax: (202) 737-7914
www.projectac"on.org
Project Ac"on’s mission is to promote universal access to transporta"on for people with
disabili"es under federal law and beyond by partnering with transporta"on providers, the
disability community and others through the provision of training, technical assistance, applied
research, outreach and communica"on.
Nonemergency Medical Transportation
Medicaid
Toll-Free: (866) 910-7688
The Nonemergency Medical Transporta"on program provides Medicaid clients with
transporta"on to and from medical facili"es for non-emergency reasons including doctor
appointments, dialysis, and physical therapy. There is no fee for service. Call the toll-free
number to obtain informa"on about the transporta"on program in your area.
South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
10311 Wilson Blvd., Building C
Blythewood, SC 29016
Toll-Free: (800) 442-1368
www.scdmv.gov
The SCDMV assists people in obtaining driver’s licenses for commercial and passenger
vehicles, registering vehicles, and obtaining required insurance. Addi"onally, individuals may
apply for an accessible plate or placard at your local SCDMV using for RG-007A. Plates are issued to individuals whose disability is permanent, while placards are issued to individuals with
disabili"es expected to last at least 4 months but no longer than one year. Both alterna"ves
require verifica"on from a physician that the tag is necessary.
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Aging, Disability, & Transportation Resource Center (ADTRC)
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
2748 Wagener Road, Aiken, SC 29801
Toll-Free: (866) 845-1550
www.adtrc.org
The ADTRC assists residents living in Aiken, Bamberg, Allendale, Barnwell, Calhoun, and
Orangeburg counties. By calling the toll-free number at the ADTRC, people seeking
non-Medicaid transportation options will be directed to the appropriate transportation
provider in their county. Fees are assessed per ten miles and vary depending on the
county provider.
Best Friend Express (BFE)
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
P. O. Box 850
2748 Wagener Road
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 649-7981
Fax(803) 649-2248
ADA Paratransit serves persons with a disability that prevents them from using the regular
BFE fixed Route bus service. The service is called Dial-A-Ride (DAR). Dial-A-Ride (DAR)
services complement the Best Friend Express regular fixed routes and offer transporta"on
op"ons for anyone traveling within ¾ mile of the BFE route. This service will pick up
someone from a loca"on within ¾ of a mile from the BFE route and take them anywhere
within ¾ of a mile of the BFE fixed route (in South Carolina).
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Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon
Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA)
36 John Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 724-7420
www.ridecarta.com
CARTA offers Fixed-route, Flex Service, Express commute service, and Paratransit service
throughout the Charleston Metropolitan area, including The Trolley (DASH) service in the
Historic Peninsula area of Charleston. Low income fares are available to those who qualify.
Discounted fares are available for Seniors 55+ during non-peak hours. A discount fare is
available to people with disabili"es and can be used on all Fixed Routes, all day, everyday for
those who qualify. In order to use this fare, you must receive a Disabled Fare ID.
Clemson Area Transit
Clemson Area Transit
200 West Lane
Clemson, SC 29631
Phone: (864) 654-2287
www.catbus.com
Clemson Area Transit (CAT) is a public service provided fare-free through federal, state, and
local partnerships. Just board the bus, take a seat, and enjoy the ride. ADA transporta"on is
also provided.
Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA)
P.O. Box 214
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 255-7085
CMRTA buses are equipped with hydraulic liUs that allow persons with mobility
limita"ons to board the vehicle. The liUs can accommodate mobility devices that meet ADA
guidelines.
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CoastRTA
1418 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: (843) 488-0865
Fax: (843)-488-0874
Coast RTA Paratransit service is a fully coordinated human service system, including
demand response and subscrip"on services. Paratransit service are for individuals with
disabili"es or condi"ons that prevent them from using the Coast RTA fixed route system.
Cross Country Connecons
P.O. Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802]
Toll-Free: (866) 845-1550
Phone: (803) 531-1302
The Cross County Connec"on Paratransit Service serves the transporta"on needs of
residents in Orangeburg and Calhoun coun"es. This system allows local residents to call (48
hours ahead, if possible) to request a ride on vehicles which can pick them up at their homes and
take them to their des"na"ons in the area. Because this service is provided by
coordina"ng available seats on vehicles, once they call with a request, a friendly mobility
manager will work with Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority who is the operator of the
system to schedule the requested trip at or near the requested "me. The fare for this
customized service is $3.00 for every ten miles traveled.
Dial-A-Ride Transit Service (DART)
3613 Lucius Rd.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 255-7123
www.gocmrta.com
DART is a curb-to-curb, advanced reservation, shared ride transportation service for people with
disabilities who are unable to access Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority buses. Riders
share the vehicle with others and there are no restrictions on the trip purpose or
frequency of reservations. DART operates a fleet of specially designed and equipped
vehicles which can accommodate certified riders who utilize mobility devices that meet ADA
guidelines. DART can help you get training to learn how to ride fixed route buses. DART costs
$3.00 per one-way trip.
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Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon
Harbison Wheels Program
137 Sheath Drive
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: (803) 749-1911
Harbison Wheels is a small, non-profit organiza"on that provides transporta"on around
St. Andrews Blvd., Broad River Road, Piney Grove Road, and Lake Murray Blvd. They run
on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm; on Wednesday
aUernoons from 1:00pm – 4:00pm; and on the first and third Thursdays of each month
from 9:00am – 12:00pm to the major hospitals in the Columbia area and to the
surrounding doctors’ offices. Dona"ons are accepted.
Five Points Wheels
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-1971
www.capitalseniorcenter.com
Five Points Wheels provides transportation to the elderly and to people with disabilities
in the Five Points area of Columbia.
Greenlink (GAP)
PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602
Phone: (864) 467-2759
GAP is an ADA paratransit service provided for individuals who, because of their
disability, are unable to use Greenlink's fixed route bus service. This does not include
disabili"es that only make the use of accessible transit service difficult or inconvenient.
GAP provides comparable service to the regular fixed route bus in terms of shared rides,
curb-to-curb pickup, service area, and hours and days of service
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Independent Transportaon Network Charleston Trident
6296 Rivers Ave., Suite 303
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 225-2715
www.itncharlestontrident.org
ITN is a nonprofit, membership organiza"on dedicated to providing dignified transporta"on for
seniors (60 and older) and people who are blind or have low-vision. Using a combina"on of
volunteers and paid drivers, ITN transports these community members 24 hours a day, seven
days a week anywhere within the ITN service area. ITN offers door-through-door, arm-througharm service for its Member Riders and peace of mind for family members.
J.R. Services, Inc.
209 Northcliff Way
Greenville, SC 29617
Phone: (864) 834-4222
Fax: (864) 834-8072
J.R. Services, Inc. aims to provide the most convenient, courteous and professional transport
services to people who have disabili"es in the Upstate area.
Northeast Wheels
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 576-3467
www.capitalseniorcenter.com
The Northeast Wheels provides transportation to seniors or adults with disabilities to the
grocery store, pharmacy, bank and doctor’s office. Riders must live within the grid: 277 to I-77,
Percival Rd. to Forest Dr., and Beltline Blvd. back to 277. (Baptist Medical Center, Palmetto
Health Richland, Providence Northeast, and Providence Downtown Hospitals are included
destinations in the service area.)
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Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon
PDRTA-Paratransit
Cheraw: (843) 537-6610
Florence: (843) 665-2227
Marion: (843) 423-6112
www.pdrta.org
Paratransit, some"mes called "Demand Response", is another name for scheduled rides. If
you live in an area not served by a Fixed Route Bus, you can s"ll use public transporta"on.
Simply call the dispatch office at least 48 hours in advance, tell them where you want to go
and when, and the dispatcher will give you your rate and schedule your ride for you. It is
that easy. Medical appointments, school, work or shopping, we go where your life takes
us!
Spartanburg County Transportaon Service Bureau
100 Liberty Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864) 560-4113
The Paratransit vans are designed in compliance with the requirements of the Americans
with Disabili"es Act. They can accommodate common wheelchairs up to 30" X 48"
measured at 2" above the ground and weighing no more than 600 pounds when occupied.
Santee Wateree Regional Transportaon Authority
SWRTA
Toll-Free: (888) 748-4987
www.swrta.com
The Santee Wateree Regional Transporta"on Authority (SWRTA) is the public
transporta"on provider in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter coun"es; providing fixed
route bus and ADA services in the City of Sumter which includes services to the Cherryvale
and Shaw Air Force Base Communi"es. SWRTA also provides Medicaid transporta"on
services in Calhoun, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Orangeburg and Sumter coun"es.
Commuter services to Myrtle Beach from Clarendon, Lee and Sumter.
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TriCounty Link System
305 Heatley Street
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Toll Free: (800) 966-6631
Phone: (843) 899-4096
www.ridetricountylink.com
The TriCounty Link system is comprised of 9 deviated fixed routes and 6 commuter routes that
provide services to rural residents of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester coun"es. The system
also includes Medicaid transport and other various contracts with private
companies.
York County Access
Phone:(803) 327-6694
York County Access provides public transporta"on for residents of York County and the City of
Rock Hill. York County Access is operated by the York County Council on Aging, and
represents a coopera"ve effort between York County and the City of Rock Hill.
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Transportaon
Transportaon: Public Transportaon
Transportaon: Taxi’s
Transportaon
TAXI’S
The following taxi companies have vans with a liB for transporng individuals with
disabilies.
A&M Taxi
Access Taxi, LLC
Loris, SC 29569
Phone: (843) 504-9394
West Columbia, SC 29170
Phone: 803-665-4646
AK Transportaon
Alquds-Beitaksa, LLC
Surfside Beach SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-8888
Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (315) 351-5417
Blue Ribbon Taxi Cab Co.
Capital City Cab
Columbia, SC 29240
Phone: (803) 786-9427
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 926-3691
Checker Yellow Cab Co.
Coastal Limo & Transport
Ballen"ne, SC 29002
Phone: (803) 739-7135
Awendaw, SC 29429
Phone: (843) 696-3918
Deluxe Cab, LLC
Hamilton Limo Service
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 920-6445
Ladson, SC 29456
Phone: (843) 735-1221
SNS Transportaon Services, LLC
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (917) 628-3511
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MODIFICATIONS
Vehicle purchases and modifica"ons can be expensive, generally ranging from $20,000 to
$80,000. Other funding resources may be available through non-profit organiza"ons, car
manufacturer rebate programs, private insurance or Medicaid (for adap"ve equipment), and
Family Resources funding through your county board of Disabili"es and Special Needs. Check
with your bank or credit union to see what special loan op"ons are available. Many
manufacturers offer financing and rebates for vehicle modifica"ons.
BP&S Rehab
1901 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Toll-Free (800) 256-6017
Phone: (864) 716-0018
Fax: (864) 226-8331
www.bryantrx.com/bps-rehab
A division of Bryant Pharmacy & Supply, BP&S Rehab sells, installs, and services a variety of
hand controls, liUs, lock-downs, and other related vehicle modifica"ons. They have a variety of
other services related to mobility and access, which is outlined on the website.
Carolina Mobility Sales
3624 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Toll-Free: (866) 826-5438
Phone: (803) 791-7791
Fax: (803) 731-1700
www.cmobilitysales.com
563 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Toll-Free: (888) 886-5438
Phone: (864) 599-9099
Fax: (864) 599-0555
Carolina Mobility Sales sells and installs a variety of adap"ve equipment for van and truck conversions that include lowered floors, raised roofs and van interiors. In addi"on to equipment,
the company sells and rents new and used vehicles equipped with wheelchair liUs, ramps, and
other devices.
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Vehicle Modificaons
Vehicle Modificaons: Modificaons
Vehicle Modificaons: Modificaons
Vehicle Modificaons
Disabled Dealer
23941 Nomar St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Toll-Free: (800) 588-5099
Phone: (818) 884-3479
Fax: (818) 884-3472
www.disableddealer.com
Disabled Dealer provides regional classified lis"ngs for individuals and businesses sell new and
used adap"ve equipment, accessible vans, scooters, homes, wheelchairs and more. South
Carolina lis"ngs are included in the Southeast regional publica"on.
FODAC
Friends of Disabled Adults & Children
4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (770) 491-9014
www.fodac.org/contact/index.php
FODAC provides over $8 million each year in equipment and services to the community at li'le
or no cost to the recipients. FODAC is a 501(c)(3) and does not have direct funding from
Medicare/Medicaid for the services offered. Most equipment is issued for a suggested dona"on
but some services have mandatory fees.
FODAC accepts vehicle liUs, refurbishes them, and installs them by a trained technician for a
small installa"on fee. Other equipment can be installed or provided such as "e downs, hitch
liUs, hand controls, and six way transfer seats. We can only meet the needs of people who can
drive to our facili"es in Stone Mountain, Georgia for a vehicle examina"on. Remount has a limited supply of equipment for certain vehicle applica"ons. Call to find out the availability of items
at 770-491-9014, ask for ReMount Director.
Herbert's Mobility
1930 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29407-4713
Phone: (843) 571-1515
Fax: (843) 571-7880
www.herbertsmobility.com
Herbert's Mobility alters and installs liUs and ramps to vehicles so that individuals with physical
disabili"es can drive and ride safely.
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Ilderton Conversion Company
8550 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Toll-Free: (877) 576-0414
Phone: (843) 576-0414
Fax: (843) 576-0418
www.ildertonvans.com
Ilderton Conversion Company installs adap"ve equipment to vehicles using a staff of
factory-trained and cer"fied consultants and technicians. They also sell new and used
accessible vans.
South Carolina Assisve Technology Program (SCATP)
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia SC 29203
Toll-Free: (800) 915-4522
Phone: (803) 935-5263
Fax: (803) 935 5342
www.sc.edu/scatp/vans.html
The mission of SCATP has been to increase the provision of, access to, and funding for assis"ve
technology (AT) for South Carolinians of all ages and all disabili"es through a variety of
comprehensive ac"vi"es and services available statewide. SCATP programs are not limited by
eligibility criteria such as income, age, type of disability, or the reason that an individual needs
AT. The service matches clients with best vehicle op"ons and provides a list of manufacturers,
and dealers helps clients receive reimbursements through h'p://www.bruno.com/mobilityreimbursement.html
Southeastern Health Plus, Inc. (SEHP)
11816 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Toll-Free: (877) 386-0600
Phone: (843) 651-5795
Fax: (843) 651-8899
www.sehealthplus.com
Southeastern Health Plus sells and rents wheelchair accessible vans, liUs, turning seats, driving
controls, and "e-down systems in the Grand Strand area of SC. They also maintain a large
inventory of new and used accessible vehicles for sale.
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Veterans
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Alston Wilkes Veterans Home
Columbia
3519 Medical Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 748-7489
www.alstonwilkessociety.org
Greenville
614 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 242-0808
Through the efforts of the Alston Wilkes Society and the Palme'o State Base Camp, Inc.,
homeless veterans in South Carolina now have a stable alterna"ve to homelessness.
Beyond providing the essen"als of food and shelter, the facility and its staff help reaffirm
veterans' self worth and give them a chance to contribute to the community and society
overall.
Columbia Vet Center & Readjustment Counseling
1710 A Richland St, Suite A
Columbia, SC 29201
Toll-Free: (877) 927-8387
Phone: 803-765-3344
www.vetcenter.va.gov
The Columbia Vet Center offer a wide range of services to help persons make a successful
transition from military to civilian life. There is no cost to clients or their family members.
Disabled American Veterans
511 Violet Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 791-4422
www.dav.org
Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our na"on’s defense, the Disabled
American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose — building be'er lives for all of our
na"on’s disabled veterans and their families. DAV is the official voice of the na"on's
wounded warriors and their families. They provide free help with earned VA benefits,
transporta"on and advocacy.
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Hidden Wounds
7001 St. Andrews Road, PMB 323
Columbia, SC 29206
Toll-Free: (888) 449-4376
Phone: (803) 403-8460
hiddenwounds.org
Hidden Wounds’ mission is to provide interim and emergency counseling services to ensure
the psychological health and well-being to combat veterans and their families.
South Carolina Paralyzed Veterans of America Service Office
6437 Garners Ferry Road, Room 1121
Columbia, SC 29209
Toll-Free: (800) 795-3631
Phone: (803) 647-2432
Fax: (803) 647-2311
The SC Paralyzed Veterans of America Service office fights for quality VA health care and
decent benefits for all veterans, they help our heroes/veterans with significant disabili"es get
back into life through adap"ve sports, and advocate for a barrier-free America for all people
with disabili"es. SC Paralyzed Veterans of America also help veterans with disabili"es get a
fair shot at the American Dream, a good job at a good company. Addi"onally, they invest in
the development of new treatments and cures for injury/dysfunc"on. With generous
support from donors, they provide their services free of charge for all veterans with
disabili"es and their families.
South Carolina State Office of Veterans’ Affairs
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 463
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0200
Fax: (803) 734-0241
The mission of the Office of Veterans' Affairs is to be the advocate for the state's 413,000 veterans in all matters that pertain to veterans. These duties include Informing veterans, families
and survivors of benefits; initiating and processing veterans' claims for benefits; managing the
South Carolina Free Tuition Program; managing the South Carolina State Veterans' Cemetery
in Anderson, SC; assisting in the management of the South Carolina Veterans' nursing homes;
responding to inquiries regarding veterans' benefits; and administering the South Carolina
Military Family Relief Fund.
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Veterans: Informaon & Assistance
Veterans: Informaon & Assistance
Veterans
South Carolina Veterans
6650 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 552-5444
www.southcarolinaveterans.com
Veterans of all branches of services, their spouses or surviving spouses, and their
dependent children who need aid or assistance with the ac"vi"es of daily living.
Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America
4010 Deans Bridge Rd
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Toll-Free: (800) 292-9336
Phone: (706) 796-6301
www.southeasternpva.org
The SEPVA is the largest chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Paralyzed Veterans of
America (PVA), was established in 1947 and has been Chartered by the United States
Congress. The PVA was founded with a vision for a be'er life for veterans with paralysis and
all others with a disability. This is a naonal organizaon.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office
6437 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Toll-Free: (800) 827-1000
www.benefits.va.gov/columbia
The VA Regional Office Columbia serves a total veteran population of 420,970. In addition to
providing benefit payments, the regional office provides personal and telephone
counseling to the veteran population. Outbased offices are located in Charleston and
Greenville. Outreach services are provided by Military Service Coordinators and Homeless
Veterans Coordinators.
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Wounded Warrior
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Phone: (877) 832-6997
www.woundedwarriorproject.org
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded
Warriors. Their programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and
encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Under each of these program areas,
WWP offers a variety of programs across the country to meet the needs of wounded veterans
and their families. This is a naonal organizaon.
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