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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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Please use the link below if you would like to view the DDSN website in Spanish:

(This translation is provided as an unofficial, non-binding aid only. The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs does not in any way guarantee the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, appearance, function or any other aspect of the translated result.)

Por favor haga clic aqui para ver el sitio web DDSN en español. Gracias


Special Information


The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is accepting proposals for new projects in the area of Community Supports. Project funding period is July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 with the possibility for two additional years of funding. Total grant funds awarded for new programming in the upcoming year depends on the quality of proposals. Application for new projects are due January 25, 2018.

Please visit the DD Council’s website to access the Request for Proposal, instructions, and application:   http://scddc.sc.gov/funding.html

Note: applications have been updated and only 2018-2019 funding applications will be accepted.



PUBLIC NOTICE

SUBJECT: Proposed Amendments to the Intellectual Disability/Related Disabilities Waiver and the Community Supports Waiver

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed action regarding an amendment to the Intellectual Disability/Related Disabilities (ID/RD) Waiver and the Community Supports Waiver. Waiver amendments will be submitted no later than Jan. 31, 2018.

ID/RD announcement                            ID/RD amendment
CS Waiver announcement                    CS Waiver amendment


Written comments on the ID/RD and the Community Supports Waiver 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
Comments may also be electronically submitted to comments@scdhhs.gov. All comments must be received by Jan. 11, 2018.

SCDDSN State Director
Position Vacancy Announcement

Application Period: Nov. 30, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018




South Carolina ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Savings Program




Senate Medical Affairs Committee Summary Report on the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs November 2017




DDSN FY 2018-2019 Budget Request Stakeholder Forum




DDSN Provider Partners and Stakeholders Notification




The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to announce they have updated their website to include information regarding the PCG site visits. Please take a moment to review at https://msp.scdhhs.gov/hcbs/site-page/pcg-hcbs-site-visits. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Eifert at Kelly.eifert@scdhhs.gov.