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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 Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of its intent to renew the Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Waiver for an additional five years. The waiver renewal request will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on or before March 30, 2018. The requested effective date of the HASCI Waiver renewal is July 1, 2018.

Comments may also be submitted by sending an email to comments@scdhhs.gov

Written comments may be sent to:

ATTN: Jennifer Robinson
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Community Options
Post Office Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206

All comments must be received by March 18, 2018.
Public Notice HASCI
HASCI Waiver Renewal




Advanced Training in Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN), in collaboration with the University of South Carolina offers advanced training in Applied Behavior and Positive Behavior Support. This training opportunity includes seven (7) graduate-level courses designed satisfy the coursework requirements towards board certification in applied behavior analysis. These courses carry university credits, transcripts and the same requirements for participation, exams, purchase of textbooks, projects, and attendance as graduate-level courses provided on campus. While SCDDSN will cover tuition costs for all courses, participants are required to sign an agreement to provide services as an enrolled provider of waiver-funded Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI), Intensive Behavioral Intervention or Behavior Support in the SCDDSN system for two (2) years following completion of the course sequence and enrollment requirements. Should a participant not satisfy this service agreement, they would need to reimburse SCDDSN for the cost of the courses.

There are currently no dates identified for the next course sequence; however, interested parties are encouraged to contact Mark P. Morgan at mmorgan@ddsn.sc.gov to express interest and submit their email address for when additional information is made available.


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.