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BRAIN INJURY AND SIMILAR DISABILITIES

Aiken County DSN Advocacy Group

PO Box 698
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: (803) 642-8800
Fax: (803) 642-8806
Contact: (803) 507-8653
Email: RCourtney@aikentdc.org

Provides advocacy, support, training opportunities, and recreation opportunities to individuals with head and/or spinal cord injuries and similar disabilities and their family members.

Arc of South Carolina

806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 748-5020
Fax: (803) 750-8121
E-mail: thearc@arcsc.org
Home Page: www.arcsc.org

Advocacy organization that provides information, training and support to children and adults with special needs, including intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities, and their families.

Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

121 Executive Center Drive
Suite 135
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 731-9823
Fax: (803) 681-0096
Toll-free (in-state):
1-877-824-3228
1-877-TBI-FACT
Home Page: www.biausa.org/SC
E-mail: jdavis.biasc@gmail.com

Offers TBI information and resources, support groups, prevention materials and awareness events, advocacy, statewide conferences and workshops for individuals living with TBI, caregivers and the general public.

Fairfield County DSN Advocacy Group

410 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 367
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-2154
Fax: (803) 635-8052
Email: shirleykennedy114@yahoo.com

Fairfield Winners is the self-advocacy organization for Fairfield County Disabilities and Special Needs Board located in Winnsboro, SC. Fairfield Winners meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 410 W. Washington Street in Winnsboro. Fairfield Winners sponsors fund-raising activities, promotes community inclusion, supports diversity of interests within the organization, supports individual self-advocacy, addresses rights and personal choice issues, seeks support from community and local politicians, and sponsors social and recreational activities. Members are involved in the Safety-Risk Management Committee.

IMPACT SC Self-Advocacy Council
(Individuals Motivating People to Achieve Change in South Carolina)

The Self-Determination Project
Center for Disability Resources
USC School of Medicine-Dept. of Pediatrics
Columbia, SC 29208
Contact Person: Kristi Hartwell, Program Coordinator
Phone:(803) 935-5947
Fax: (803) 935-5001
Toll-free: 1-866-697-0732
E-mail: Kristi.Hartwell@uscmed.sc.edu

IMPACT SC is South Carolina's statewide self-advocacy council with representatives from various counties throughout the state. The council seeks to encourage and motivate persons with disabilities to work together for systems change and inclusion in all areas of their lives.

Laurens County Special Needs Foundation

 

PO Box 735
Laurens, SC 29360-0735
Phone: (864) 682-2314 Ext. 30
Fax: (864) 682-2397
Email: jtavenner@lcdsnb.org

advocacy organization that provides information, training and support to people with intellectual disability and their families.

 

Marion-Dillon Parent Guardian Association

3428 Maiden Down Road
Marion, SC 29571
Phone: (843) 423-2201
Fax: (843) 423-0857

provides support to people with disabilities and their families.

Marlboro DSN Board
Consumer/Family Organization

P.O. Box 1212
109 Glen Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Phone: (843) 479-1882
Fax: (843) 479-0655

provides support to people with disabilities and their families; early intervention; respite care; summer services.

Now Hear This
Chester County Self Advocacy Group

P.O. Box 246
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-1091
Fax: (803) 581-2642
E-mail: nbramlett@cldsn.org

Now Hear This is the self-advacacy group for Chester County and promotes independence, information and community involvement. The group is made up of individuals who have special needs and autism and meets monthly.

Open Arms Fantasy
Hampton County DSN Advocacy Group

Open Arms Fantasy
Post Office Box 128
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-4818
Fax: (803) 943-3322
E-mail: suzyhenderson2002@yahoo-com

Open Arms Fantasy of the Hampton County DSN Board is a self advocacy group of individuals who raise funds to participate in activities and set future goals for themselves to reach their full potential.

Parents and Everyone for Exceptional People (PEEP)
Sumter County DSN Board

750 Electric Drive
Sumter, SC 29153
Phone: (803) 778-1669 ext.119
Fax: (803) 775-9194
E-mail: slbrown2@ftc-i.net

provides support to people with disabilities and their families.

People Power
Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

P.O. Box 2847
Sumter, SC 29151
Phone: (803) 778-1669, ext. 110
Fax: (803) 775-9194
E-mail: patlordy@hotmail.com

self-advocacy group open to adults with intellectual disability, autism or head and spinal cord injuries. Their mission is to help people with disabilities know they are valuable through community education and inclusion, working together to obtain jobs and access to the community and to be treated with dignity and respect.

Reaching for the Stars Self-Advocacy Group
Midlands Center

8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 935-5729
Fax: (803) 935-7678
E-mail: mheath-cherry@ddsn.sc.gov

self-advocacy group for residents of Midlands Center, a residential facility for the SC Department of disabilities and Special Needs' most fragile consumers. Consumers advocate for changes in their environment.

Saleeby Center Parents Council

335 Stuckey Street
Sumter, SC 29150-5569
Phone: (803) 773-4128

provides support to people with disabilities and their families.

Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee - Whitten Center

PO Box 239
Clinton, SC 29325
Phone: (864) 938-3422
Fax: (864) 938-3115
Email: pturner@ddsn.sc.gov

provides opportunity for residents to learn self-advocacy skills and address issues affecting people receiving services.

South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations

806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169-6142
Phone: (803) 750-6988
Fax: (803) 750-8121
Toll-free: 1-800-438-4790
Email: scas@scautism.org

a collaborative of volunteer disability advocacy organizations joined together in partnership to provide leadership in advocacy on critical issues affecting lives of people with disabilities and their families. Member organizations include the Brain Injury Association of SC, SC Autism Society, SC Brain Injury Alliance, SC Spinal Cord Injury Association and The Arc of South Carolina (intellectual disabilit