South Carolina Disability Services

General
See also Developmental Disabilities, Multi-Service Agencies
Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN) Boards (by county) [added 1/16/02]
Aiken Board of Disabilities
Disabilities Board of Charleston County
Emerald Center Multi-County Board for Disabilities and Special Needs
Florence Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Horry Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Laurens Disabilities and Special Needs Board
York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs
Other counties…

Family Information Network (FIN) (Clemson University)
Greenwood Genetic Center [added 1/16/02]
Information & Referral Resource Network: South Carolina
South Carolina Access Guide
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
South Carolina Services Information System – Information on Aging and Disability Services
South Carolina Support and Advocacy Organizations (SCDDSN) (toll-free numbers)

Advocacy and Legal Rights
Palmetto Legal Services
South Carolina Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Southeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
National Resources

Aging
AARP in South Carolina
ElderWeb South Carolina
South Carolina Aging Network
South Carolina Bureau of Senior Services
South Carolina Office of Senior and Long Term Care Services
U.S. Administration on Aging – South Carolina State and Area Agencies and Programs
National Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in South Carolina
Mid-State South Carolina Chapter
Upstate South Carolina Chapter
National Resources

Arts
Very Special Arts South Carolina
National Resources

Assistive Technology
South Carolina Assistive Technology Project
National Resources

Autism
South Carolina Autism Society
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for People with Autism
South Carolina Support Groups – Autism
National Resources

Blindness and Visual Impairments
American Council of the Blind – Upper Savannah Regional Chapter
National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina
South Carolina Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired [link not working 8/21/01]
South Carolina Association of Blind Students
South Carolina Commission for the Blind
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
South Carolina State Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
National Resources

Brain Injury
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury and Similar Disabilities
South Carolina Support Groups – Brain Injury and Similar Disabilities
National Resources

Cancer
American Cancer Society – Charleston Unit
Cancer Center of the Carolinas
National Resources

Cerebral Palsy
National Resources

Children
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, specific disorders
ABC Child Care for Children with Special Needs
Alliance for South Carolina Children [added 1/16/02]
BabyNet [updated 1/16/02]
Early Intervention Technical Assistance Collaborative (EI-TAC)
Family Connection of South Carolina
March of Dimes of South Carolina
NICHCY State Contact Sheet
PRO-Parents of South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for High Risk Infants
South Carolina Department of Social Services
National Resources

Communication Disorders
See also Deaf-Blindness, Deafness and Hearing Impairments
South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association
National Resources

Deaf-Blindness
See also Communication Disorders
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
National Resources

Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Deaf South Carolina Directory (Deaf World Web)
Relay South Carolina
South Carolina Association of the Deaf (SCAD)
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
National Resources

Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies
Center for Disability Resources – The University Affiliated Program (UAP) at the University of South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for People with Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities
South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council
South Carolina Support Groups – Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities
National Resources

Diabetes
Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
South Carolina Diabetes Control Program (DCP)
National Resources

Down Syndrome
National Resources

Education
See also Children, specific disabilities
Project Sight (transition)
South Carolina Department of Education – Office of Exceptional Children
National Resources
Education, Higher
National Resources

Employment
See also Vocational Rehabilitation
Applied Technology Center – Occupational Training Program
Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina
South Carolina Employment Security Commission – Special Applicant Groups
National Resources

Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation of South Carolina
National Resources

Financial Information
Medicaid
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department’s Disability Determination Division (for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims)
National Resources

Fragile X Syndrome
National Resources

Head Injury
See Brain Injury

Health (General)
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
South Carolina’s Community Health Centers
National Resources

Heart Disorders
American Heart Association – South Carolina Council
National Resources

Hemophilia
National Resources

Hospice
Friends of Caroline Hospice
South Carolina Hospices and End of Life Care (SCIway)

Housing
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification – South Carolina
National Resources

Huntington’s Disease
National Resources

Independent Living
National Resources

Kidney Disorders
National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association – South Carolina
South Carolina State Resources (LD OnLine)
South Carolina State Resources and Learning Disabilities (National ALLD Center)
National Resources

Lupus
Lupus Foundation of America – South Carolina Chapter
National Resources

Mental Illness
Federation of Families of South Carolina (for children with emotional, behaviorial, or mental disorders)
Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital
Independent Advocacy Organizations – A Mental Health Resource List for Use in South Carolina (from SCDMH)
KEN Mental Health Services Database – South Carolina State Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Association in South Carolina
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH)
South Carolina Quick Guide – Mental Health (SCIWay)
National Resources

Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities

Multi-Service Agencies
See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General
Easter Seals South Carolina

Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – South Carolina
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National MS Society
National Resources

Occupational Therapy
National Resources

Parkinson’s Disease
Columbia Area Parkinson’s Support Group
National Resources

Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of South Carolina
National Resources

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
South Carolina RSD Support Group
National Resources

Respiratory Disorders
American Lung Association of South Carolina
National Resources

Respite Services
National Respite Locator Service – South Carolina Respite Programs
National Resources

Sickle Cell Disease
James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation

Speech Impairments
See Communication Disorders
National Resources

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Mississippi
National Resources

Spinal Cord Injury
South Carolina Disabilities Research Commission
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Services for People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury and Similar Disabilities
South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
South Carolina Support Groups – Spinal Cord Injury and Similar Disabilities
National Resources

Sports and Recreation
A. L. T. E. R. (Handicapped Athletes LearningToEnjoy Riding)
Special Olympics South Carolina
National Resources

Stroke
National Resources

Tourette Syndrome
Medical College of Georgia – Georgia/South Carolina Tourette Syndrome Support [added 1/16/02]
National Resources

Transportation
Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – South Carolina Cities
National Resources

Turners Syndrome
National Resources

Veterans
Alston Wilkes Veterans Home (for homeless veterans)
National Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
National Resources

Other Subjects
National Resources