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Able SC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL), an organization not about “helping” people with disabilities, but built on the central concept of self-empowerment. It’s a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services. We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives: advocacy, service and support. More than half of our staff are persons with disabilities, as are over half of our Board of Directors. We didn’t just learn this; we live it. Able SC serves the following counties: Chester, Clarendon, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, York, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union. Able SC at http://www.able-sc.org/.
Individuals Motivating People to Achieve Change Together (I.M.P.A.C.T.) is a state-wide self-advocacy council for South Carolina. IMPACT SC members present and attend statewide and national conferences and represent our state by participating in various committees to address issues, such as, transportation and voting rights.
Link to Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country. SABE’s mission since its formation in 1990 has been to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in speaking up for themselves on issues that impact their lives.
Transition Alliance of South Carolina is focused on providing interagency teams the resources to increase their capacity to collaboratively and effectively serve young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult-life.
Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
Pro-Parents
SC Adult Sibling Leadership Network A project of PRO-Parents of SC, providing opportunities for adult siblings of persons with disabilities to network with each other to share information, and receive training to effectively advocate on behalf of their siblings.
VOR is a national organization that advocates for high quality care and human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

State Agencies

The South Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (“SC ABLE”) Savings Program, allows individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without jeopardizing existing government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The State Treasurer’s Office is excited to offer this program to the citizens of South Carolina. Learn more about SC ABLE at https://www.scable.org/
OSES
The Office of Special Education Services
The Office of Special Education Services (OSES) is excited to announce the release of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Virtual Library on the SCDE Website. The ASD Virtual Library has been designed to provide research, resources, printable materials, and links to information on ASD. Created to support educators, administrators, parents, students, and the public in general, the Library is categorized to include the areas of academic, behavior, parent, collaborative, and other resources.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Virtual Library
SCVRD
SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department Enabling eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain competitive employment