Disability Programs for all of South Carolina

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Disability Programs

Address:The Arc of South Carolina
1202 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
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Description:The Arc is a grassroots, volunteer advocacy organization. The Arc of South Carolina works to improve the lives of people with Special Needs. The Arc advocates for people with disabilities to ensure they have the services and supports they need to grow, develop, and live in the community.The Arc of SC provides statewide information and referral services, you can contact your local chapter or the state chapter with any questions. The Arc of South Carolina is affiliated with The Arc of the United States, a national organization on mental retardation.
Office Name:The Arc of Myrtle Beach
Address:1010 5th Avenue North
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
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Description:Changed name. Called Arc of Coastal Carolina. Also changed address, email and url MMH 8/22/16
Office Name:Arc of Pickens County, The
Address:1308 Griffin Mill Road
Easley, SC 29640
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Office Name:Arc of Oconee County
Address:P.O. Box 8517
Seneca, SC 29678
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Office Name:Arc of the Midlands
Address:218-B East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
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(SC First Steps)
Office Name:State Office
Address:1300 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Phone:877-621-0865 (Toll-Free)
Description:BabyNet is South Carolina's interagency system of early intervention services for families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or conditions associated with developmental delays. Children may be eligible for BabyNet if they are learning or developing slowly. Eligible children are served regardless of family income or nationality. Services are provided in everyday routines, activities and places relevant to the life of the family. Anyone (a parent, doctor, caregiver, teacher or friend) can make a referral by calling the referral phone number.

(South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN))
Office Name:Coastal Regional Office
Address:Fairfield Office Park
1064 Gardner Rd., Suite 302
Charleston, SC 29407
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Description:The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) provides the Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation Center (CARE)-- a center for diagnosis, assess and plan for services for people with autism. The CARE Center is staffed with an interacting team of of autism diagnostic and treatment professionals. This comprehensive team works closely together to assess your child's needs and skills, and to recommend the best possible plan for service and training. Referral is required through your DDSN regional autism office.
Office Name:Midlands Regional Office
Address:8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
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Office Name:Pee Dee Regional Office
Address:PO Box 3209
Florence, SC 29502
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Office Name:Piedmont Regional Office
Address:269 S. Church Street, Suite 309
Spartanburg, SC 29306
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(University of South Carolina)
Address:8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
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Description:The Center for Disability Resources, South Carolina's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Education, Research and Service (UCEDDERS) is part of a network of more than sixty UCEDDERS located at major universities throughout the United States. We work in partnership with others to advance a greater recognition of the abilities of all people and promote their full inclusion into every aspect of society through the interdisciplinary training, community services and technical assistance, research, and dissemination. Some of the Center for Disability Resources' programs are the SC Assistive Technology Project, the Center for Disability Resources Library, the Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation Center (CARE), Developmental Pediatric Clinic, Supported Employment, and the Attendant Care Project.

(Office of the Governor)
Address:1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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803-734-1147 TDD
800-868-0040 Toll Free in SC
Description:The Client Assistance Program can help solve problems with rehabilitation services for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Commission for the Blind, and the Independent Living Program. CAP serves as an advocate for customers and works to ensure quality services for those customers. CAP helps clients understand rules, regulations, and procedures, resolves problems, and protects customer rights through the rehabilitation process.

(South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles)
Description:This page from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles explains how to apply for disabled parking (also known as handicapped parking) and provides an application for a placard or plate in PDF form.

Office Name:State Headquarters/Rose M. Lowe Rehabilitation Cen
Address:3020 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
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1-800-951-4090 (toll free)
Description:Easter Seals is a national nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to children and adults with special needs and disabilities and to the families of such persons, including: Pediatric Therapy, Early Intervention, Individual Specific Assistance, Equipment Loan Program, Kids Are Riding Safely, and Information and Referral.
Office Name:Anderson & Oconee County
Address:1104 Ella Street
Anderson, SC 29621
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Office Name:Pee Dee Office
Address:Darlington and Florence Counties
PO Box 3209
Florence, SC 29502
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Office Name:Greenville County
Address:1100 B. Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC 29609
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Office Name:Spartanburg County
Address:1004 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
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(South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department)
Address:1400 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
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800-422-6240 Toll-free; voice/TTY)
Description:Clients must be referred from local SC Vocational Rehabilitation offices. Specialists evaluate each client's physical disability and determine his or her vocational needs. The Evaluation Center offers a variety of programs and comprehensive services, including: psychological services, career planning and employment, muscular development, aquatic therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, and nutritional counseling. Nurses staff the dormitory 24 hours a day. The inpatient facility serves clients referred by SCVRD counselors from across the state.

Address:2712 Middleburg Drive
Suite 103-B
Columbia, SC 29204
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Phone:800-578-8750 Toll Free
Description:Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. is a network of parents working with community professionals to provide parent-to-parent support and assurance to families with children of all ages who have special needs. Programs and services are centered around parent-to-parent networking, a program based in the principal that families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other. Parents of children with disabilities are matched with Support Parents who have children with similar conditions. These trained veteran Support Parents are an invaluable source of support and encouragement because they have faced similar challenges and celebrations. There are Family Connection offices in Columbia, Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and Charleston, with Support Parents in all counties of South Carolina.
Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Anderson
Address:1104 Ella Street
Anderson, SC 29621
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Lowcountry and Pee Dee
Address:124 Kimberton Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Greenville
Address:29 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Rock Hill
Address:410 East Black Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
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Phone:803-366-4839 Office
803-417-1875 Cell
Office Name:Family Connection of SC - Spartanburg
Address:1650 Skylyn Drive, Suite 240
Spartanburg, SC 29307
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(MUSC Children's Hospital (MUSC))
Address:171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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Phone:800-424-6872 Toll Free
843-876-0444 Established Patients
Description:MUSC Children's Hospital's genetics specialists help children, families and adults faced with hereditary and genetic factors that cause disease, defects or potential health issues. Some of the conditions include: disorders, birth defects, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida and family cancer. A referral is needed from your primary care physician. Services include: genetic evaluation, genetic counseling, and coordination of genetic testing.
Office Name:Genetic Outreach Clinic
Address:1407 King Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
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Office Name:Greenwood Office
Address:101 Gregor Mendel Circle
Greenwood, SC 29646
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864-250-7944 Support Group Information
888-442-4363 Toll Free
Description:The Greenwood Genetic Center works closely with the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide diagnostic services, treatment and prevention programs to reduce the risk and severity of disabling conditions. Their web site includes support group information. Select Who to Contact for times and locations of pediatric, adult, and prenatal counseling clinics and additional service locations. The Center joined with the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1979 to form the South Carolina Consortium of Regional Genetic Centers.
Office Name:Greenville Office
Address:14 Edgewood Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
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866-478-4363 Toll Free
Office Name:Columbia Office
Address:1911 Thurmond Mall
Columbia, SC 29201
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800-679-5390 Toll Free
Office Name:Florence Office
Address:101 South Ravenel Street, Suite 370
McLeod Medical Park West
Florence, SC 29506
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Office Name:Charleston Office
Address:3520 West Montague Avenue, Suite 104
North Charleston, SC 29418
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866-588-4363 (Toll Free)

(University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources)
Address:8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29208
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Phone:1-866-867-3864 Toll Free
Description:Head and Spinal Cord Injury Information and Referral (HASCI I & R) serves as the single point of entry for individuals applying for services through the Head and Spinal Cord Injury Division of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. The following services are provided through HASCI I & R: Preliminary intake and eligibility screening for HASCI Division services, Training on HASCI Division eligibility guidelines and referral process, Information and referral to individuals, family members, and agency staff, and Consultation and technical assistance.

free low cost
statewide resource
Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina
Address:537 Creekridge Road
Aiken, SC 29803
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Description:Provides information on learning disabilities and advice on medical, legal, and educational aspects of the learning disabled. Will provide information on local tutors and support groups.

(Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital)
Address:651 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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800-868-8871 Toll Free
Description:Provides outpatient specialty rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury.

Address:3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
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Phone:866-275-7273 Toll-free
866-232-4525 (TTY)
Description:Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) is authorized by state and federal law to protect the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. P&A promotes this mission by enabling individuals to advocate for themselves, by speaking on their behalf when they have been discriminated against or denied a service to which they are entitled, and by promoting policies and services which respect their choices. Services P&A Provides: Information & Referral, Case Representation, Systemic Advocacy, and Self-Advocacy Training, Education and Outreach.

Address:Sprint Relay - South Carolina
905 State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
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Phone:803-936-6325 (TTY)
800-676-3777 (TTY/Voice/ASCII)
800-676-4290 (TTY/Voz/ASCII) Spanish
Description:Relay South Carolina (RSC) is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled. This service allows text-telephone (TTY) users to communicate with standard telephone users through specially training relay operators. Calls can be made to anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no restrictions on the number, length, or type of calls. All calls are strictly confidential and no records of any conversations are maintained. Anyone who wishes to use RSC simply dials the toll free relay number to connect with a communciation assistant (CA). The CA will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers. RSC service, provided by South Carolina telephone companies through a contract with Sprint, is used to assist communications between people who use text telephones (TTY's) and people who use voice telephones. Specially trained operators facilitate communications between the two callers. Each call is handled in strict confidence. Call to inquire about free equipment available through the South Carolina Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program. The disabled will need special device(s) installed before using the service. The hearing (voice caller) do not need special devices to use RSC. Visit the website for detailed instructions on how to call a deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled individual.

Address:1429 Senate Street
Rutledge Building 808
Columbia, SC 29201
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Description:The Office of Exceptional Children ensures that all children with disabilities in the State have available a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), protects the rights of these children and their parents, and provides leadership to school districts and state-operated programs in the provision of appropriate special educational services. They provide technical assistance relative to psychological services and evaluations for students with disabilities. This office coordinates training and provides technical assistance to local school districts relative to assistive technology.

Address:1301 Gervais Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
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Description:Free and confidential service of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging to help older adults, people with disabilities, and those who care for them access useful information about long term support and needed services. Through the use of a comprehensive web-based service directory and regional Information and Referral Specialists, individuals will be able to find options for care throughout South Carolina to enable them to live as independently as possible.The initial development of the SC Access database was made possible through a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Partial funding for the Information and Referral Specialists is provided by the US Administration on Aging.

(USC School of Medicine Center for Disability Resources)
Office Name:Midlands Center
Address:8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
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Phone:800-915-4522 Toll Free
Description:SCATP is a federally funded project concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Examples of assistive technologies include modified eating utensils, page turners, dressing aids; devices that help with speech or hearing; mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers; computer access aids like touch screens, modified keyboards, and much more. On the Website is information about how to learn about and access assistive technology. SCATP also provides information and referral, equipment loans, a demonstration center and an annual Expo that is free and open to the public where people can learn about the latest technology.

Address:437 Center Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
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803-794-7059 (TTY)
Description:The South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc. (SCAD) is committed to providing advocacy for all persons in South Carolina who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. SCAD supports equal access to a comprehensive coordinated system of services and encourage all Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community. The SCAD is a state-wide non-profit consumer advocacy organization serving the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people of South Carolina. SCAD focuses on promoting equal treatment for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents in education, employment, legislation and any other field pertaining to or affecting the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people of South Carolina in their pursuit of economic security, social equality and their rights and privileges as residents. In protecting the rights of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents in the state and promoting awareness of the needs of deaf people in general, SCAD seeks to encourage an environment in which any Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing individual may reach his/her full potential. Open 9-5 pm Monday-Friday. Closed on state holidays.

Address:1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202
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888-335-5951 (Toll-Free)
Description:The South Carolina Commission for the Blind is a state agency that provides rehabilitation services, adjustment to blindness services and independent living services to blind and visually impaired citizens of South Carolina. They also have the Ellen Beach Mack Rehabilitation Center, which trains visually-imparied people life skills. The main office is located in Columbia with regional offices located throughout the state. Click on "About Us," then "Locations" to find the closest office near you.

Address:3440 Harden St. Ext.
Columbia, SC 29203
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Phone:888-DSN-INFO (376-4636) Toll Free
803-898-9600 (V / TTY)
Description:The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with mental retardation, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities. The Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN) Board in your county is the initial point of entry for all services funded by DDSN for people with severe, lifelong disabilities, with the exception of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

(South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff)
Address:1401 Main Street, Suite 825
Columbia, SC 29201
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Phone:877-225-8337 (Toll Free)
877-889-8337 (TTY Toll Free)
803-737-0808 (Local)
803-737-0846 (TTY Local)
Description:SCEDP provides free, specialized phone equipment. Examples are: a phone that amplifies the signal so the caller can be better heard, or text on a screen that shows what the caller is saying. Other equipment amplifies the user's voice. Qualifying disabilities are: hard-of-hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, or speech impaired. A landline phone is also necessary to qualify for equipment. Apply online or call for assistance.

Address:810 Dutch Square Blvd., Suite 214
Columbia, SC 29210
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1-877-217-2331 Toll Free
803-731-1400 TTY
Description:SCILC provides support and assistance to centers for independent living in developing the advocacy skills and interests of South Carolinians with disabilities. They also offer peer counseling and information and referral services.

(SC Interpreter Recruitment & Training Project)
Address:437 Center Street
West Columbia, SC 29306
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803-794-7059 TTY
Description:This is an online listing of certified interpreters of the deaf, provided as a public service to assist individuals in locating and contacting an interpreter. The interpreters are listed by regions of the state which include: Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), Coastal, Low Country, Midlands, and Upstate. This interpreter list is updated monthly to reflect the schedule of availability of individual interpreters.

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