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Welcome

Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) Website. We are currently working to enhance our website by making it easier for you to navigate.

SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities. Our mission is to assist people with disabilities and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and to minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.

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Special Information



SURVEY: DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is currently implementing a new strategic plan for increasing and improving delivery of high quality services and supports to individuals eligible for services and their families.

One of the key strategic issues is the recruitment and retention of qualified employees. Direct care professionals and supervisors are extremely vital to the care and supervision of DDSN consumers. Reducing staff turnover, reducing the number of vacancies and reducing the length of time it takes to fill vacancies are all broad goals we need to achieve.

Participation in this survey will help us achieve our goals. Responses will be confidential, and answers cannot be traced back participants or the employer.

Start The Survey!

The survey will be available until February 16, 2017.

Thank you for your time, and participation!

Should you have any questions, please email Deirdre Blake-Sayers at dblake@ddsn.sc.gov




New Online Self-Serve Screening

Beginning December 1, 2016, SCDDSN will offer two (2) entry points for beginning the eligibility process.

  1. New: Online access to self-serve screening available at
    ddsn.sc.gov/apply
  2. Continued Toll Free Access (1-800-289-7012)
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.


SCDHHS will conduct a webinar and public meeting on the proposed waiver renewal and HCBS Final Rule Transition Plan for public comment:

CS Waiver Renewal Public Webinar Dec. 22, 2016, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Register: https://level3.cwebcast.com/permalink/#/reg/iEdCAA4sbRbvYfMd9q2ncA~~

Written comments on the CS Waiver Renewal and the HCBS Final Rule Transition Plan may be sent to:
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • ATTN: Michelle Abney
  • Division of Community Options
  • Post Office Box 8206
  • Columbia, SC 29202-8206