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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




Governor Henry McMaster proclaims March 2017 as
Disability Awareness Month




South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Oversight Committee

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. - Room 110, Blatt Building (Department of Archives and History, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and John de la Howe School)

Invitation for Public Testimony - Media Release

March 2, 2017 1:00 p.m. Blatt Building - Room 110 - Committee Agenda




On behalf of Dr. Buscemi, please see the important attached media release from the SC House Legislative Oversight Committee. This announces the availability of an online survey seeking citizens’ input on four state agencies, including DDSN, under study by the committee. Please share this information with others.

Online Survey


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.



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