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SC Statewide & Regional Disability Resources

  • Able South Carolina - Midlands and Upstate
    This organization is helping people with disabilities live independently.
  • Adaptive Expeditions - Charleston-based
    A non-profit organization which uses sport and recreation to offer critical health and wellness programs to individuals with physical and sensory disabilities.
  • ALS Association South Carolina Chapter - Columbia-based
    State chapter of national organization which is helping people and their families live with ALS while researching for a cure.
  • Arc of South Carolina - Cayce-based
    This organization is working to improve lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disorders across the state.
  • Beginnings SC - West Columbia-based
    Working with parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf and hard of hearing parents, and the professionals that work with these families all across South Carolina.
  • Brain Injury Alliance of South Carolina - Columbia-based
    A nonprofit organization which was developed by persons with brain injury, their families, and concerned professionals in an effort to provide information and support to those who have experienced brain injury.
  • Brain Injury Navigator
    Website designed to make finding existing resources and support materials easier for students returning to school after a brain injury.
  • Canines for Service - NC-based but works in SC
    Trains service dogs to aid those with military and mobility disabilities.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - SC Chapter - Mount Pleasant-based
    The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development.
  • Disabled American Veterans, Department of South Carolina - West Columbia-based
    Membership organization which assists veterans to be able to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
  • DixieLand Guide Dog Users - Charleston-based
    This group provides education for the sighted community and peer mentoring with advocacy for the blindness community including guide dog, cane, and sighted guide.
  • Easter Seals South Carolina - Columbia-based
    State chapter of national organization helping disabled children have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
  • Family Connection - Columbia-based
    Family Connection of South Carolina is a statewide nonprofit organization that connects families of children with special healthcare needs or disabilities with helpful resources, support and education.
  • National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina - Columbia-based
    This organization is dedicated to services and programs that are designed to improve the economic, social and spiritual lives of blind South Carolinians.
    Local chapters' contact information
  • South Carolina Association of the Deaf - West Columbia-based
    Promoting equal treatment toward deaf and hard of hearing citizens in education, employment, legislation, healthcare, and other fields pertaining to the deaf and hard of hearing citizens of South Carolina is the goal of this organization.
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Abbeville SC Disability Resources

Aiken SC Disability Resources

  • Aiken County Board of Disabilities
    Provides coordinates community services in Aiken County for individuals with autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and mental retardation, to maximize independence, safeguard and support human rights and dignity, and achieve community inclusion.
  • Diann Shaddox Foundation - Aiken
    Private organization which helps those struggling with essential tremor and neurological conditions.
  • Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 43 - Aiken
    Membership organization which assists veterans to be able to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

Anderson SC Disability Resources

Camden SC Disability Resources

  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Charleston SC Disability Resources

  • Association for the Blind
    An organization supporting children and adults living with blindness and visual impairment.
  • Beautiful Gate Center - Mount Pleasant
    ABA developmental learning center for children and youth with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Charleston Area Theraputic Riding - Johns Island
    CATR provides therapeutic riding and other equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities as well as wounded military veterans.
  • Charleston Miracle League
    A community supported baseball league making memories by providing a life-changing experience for children and adults with mental and physical challenges.
  • Disabled American Veterans, Rod G Patterson Chapter 77 - Charleston
    Membership organization which assists veterans to be able to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
  • Disabilities Board of Charleston County - Charleston-based
    The board contracts with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide services and support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties.
  • Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - Charleston-based
    The FRC provides information services throughout the Lowcountry to promote opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and special needs through such means as education, advocacy, and outreach.
  • For the Exceptional - Charleston
    This organization strives to provide interactive social outlets to young adults with disabilities, while providing parents and our communities with information, support, and services.

Chesterfield SC Disability Resources

Clemson SC Disability Resources

Columbia SC Disability Resources

  • Arc of the Midlands - Lexington-based
    This organization advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Camp Discovery - Blythewood
    A facility that provides learning experiences in nature to engage and inspire abused and special needs children.
  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
  • Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board - Columbia
    Agency offering several services including early intervention, case management, and residential programs for those with autism and head and spinal cord injuries.

Dillon SC Disability Resources

Edgefield SC Disability Resources

Florence SC Disability Resources

  • Caring and Sharing - Hemmingway-based
    Running a food bank and offering financial assistance for disabled persons and the elderly in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, southern Florence, and southern Marion.
  • Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
    FCDSNB provides opportunities for flexibility, personal choice and independence for people with disabilities and special needs.
  • Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center - Florence
    A non-profit center providing a wide array of speech-language and audiology services.

Gaffney SC Disability Resources

  • SC Upstate Aging & Disability Resource Center
    The Appalachian Council of Governments' program providing information and assistance to older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers serving Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties.

Georgetown SC Disability Resources

  • Caring and Sharing - Hemmingway-based
    Running a food bank and offering financial assistance for disabled persons and the elderly in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, southern Florence, and southern Marion.

Greenville SC Disability Resources

  • Advanced Institute for Development and Learning - Greenville
    This center provides pediatric speech and feeding services for children with special needs as well as education and support programs for families.
  • Center for Developmental Services - Greenville
    CDS is where families can find multiple community services in one location for children and individuals with delays and disabilities.
  • Clarity - Greenville
    Non-profit agency which provides speech & language, learning & psychology, hearing & audiology assessment and treatment.
  • SC Upstate Aging & Disability Resource Center
    The Appalachian Council of Governments' program providing information and assistance to older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers serving Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties.
  • Thrive Upstate - Greenville
    Providing all people with disabilities and special needs with meaningful services, opportunities, and support, so they may thrive in life, work and play.

Greenwood SC Disability Resources

  • Burton Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - Greenwood and Ware Shoals
    Agency providing free services to individuals and their families who have disabilities and special needs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda counties.

Kingstree SC Disability Resources

  • AccessAbility - North Charleston-based
    Federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit organization providing skills and support for independent living and the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities.
  • Caring and Sharing - Hemmingway-based
    Running a food bank and offering financial assistance for disabled persons and the elderly in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, southern Florence, and southern Marion.

Laurens SC Disability Resources

Lexington SC Disability Resources

  • Arc of the Midlands - Lexington-based
    This agency advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Babcock Center - West Columbia
    A residential facility for men and women with mental and physical handicaps.
  • Burton Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - West Columbia
    Agency providing free services to individuals and their families who have disabilities and special needs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
  • Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board - Columbia-based
    Offers several services including early intervention, case management, and residential programs for those with autism and head and spinal cord injuries.

Marion SC Disability Resources

  • Caring and Sharing - Hemmingway-based
    Running a food bank and offering financial assistance for disabled persons and the elderly in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, southern Florence, and southern Marion.
  • Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs
    Since 1974, this agency has provided services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries and other related disabilities.

McCormick SC Disability Resources

Moncks Corner SC Disability Resources

  • AccessAbility - North Charleston-based
    Federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit organization providing skills and support for independent living and the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities.
  • Berkeley Citizens - Moncks Corner
    Serving people with intellectual developmental disabilities and autism in Berkeley County since 1980.
  • Disabilities Board of Charleston County - Charleston-based
    The board contracts with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide services and support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties.
  • Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - Charleston-based
    The FRC provides information services throughout the Lowcountry to promote opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and special needs through such means as education, advocacy, and outreach.

Myrtle Beach SC Disability Resources

  • Caring and Sharing - Hemmingway-based
    Running a food bank and offering financial assistance for disabled persons and the elderly in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown, Horry, southern Florence, and southern Marion.
  • Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society - Myrtle Beach
    Working to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with Down Syndrome by providing information and support to individuals, families, professionals, and the community through educational and social activities.
  • Surfside Beach
    In January of 2016 Surfside Beach Town Council designated the seaside town as the nation's first autism-friendly travel destination. The designation means that the town will host events designed for people with autism as well as provide support and resources to visiting families affected by autism.
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Newberry SC Disability Resources

  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
  • Newberry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
    Coordinates vocational opportunities, residential homes, community services, respite care, and summer services.

Orangeburg SC Disability Resources

  • AccessAbility - North Charleston-based
    Federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit organization providing skills and support for independent living and the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities.
  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

St. Matthews SC Disability Resources

  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Saluda SC Disability Resources

  • Burton Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - Saluda
    Agency providing free services to individuals and their families who have disabilities and special needs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Seneca SC Disability Resources

Spartanburg SC Disability Resources

  • Charles Lea Center - Spartanburg
    From newborns to seniors the center provides services that enhance the quality of life for children and adults in Spartanburg County with intellectual disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions.
  • SC Upstate Aging & Disability Resource Center
    The Appalachian Council of Governments' program providing information and assistance to older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers serving Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties

Summerville SC Disability Resources

  • AccessAbility - North Charleston-based
    Federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit organization providing skills and support for independent living and the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities.
  • Disabilities Board of Charleston County - Charleston-based
    The board contracts with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide services and support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties.
  • Dorchester County Disabilities and Special Needs Board - Summerville
    Offers child, family support, adult development and residential services for county residents with intellectual disabilities, autism, and head and spinal cord injuries.
  • Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs - Charleston-based
    The FRC provides information services throughout the Lowcountry to promote opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and special needs through such means as education, advocacy, and outreach.

Sumter SC Disability Resources

  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Walterboro SC Disability Resources

  • Disabilities Board of Charleston County - Charleston-based
    The board contracts with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide services and support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties.

Winnsboro SC Disability Resources

  • Barclay School at Magnolia Farm - Ridgeway
    A school teaching children with learning differences.
  • Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - West Columbia-based
    The mission is to provide a safe environment to obtain support, information, education, create awareness of Parkinson's Disease plus raise funds for research. Serving the counties of Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

Private SC Resources for Mental & Physical Disabilities


                       
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