South Carolina Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation Department
The Vocational Rehabilitation Department prepares and assists eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment.

Commission for the Blind
The South Carolina Commission for the Blind helps blind and visually impaired residents of our state gain independence and take advantage of opportunities for financial advancement.

Charleston CAN
Charleston CAN is a network of self advocates, service providers, families, caregivers, and professionals committed to making Charleston a better place to live and work for individuals with disabilities.

AccessAbility is one of 403 Centers for Independent Living in the country.   This organization is a  federally funded, non-residential, not-for-profit organization in South Carolina. AccessAbility is a 501(c)(3) organization.  The organization has been serving the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Orangeburg and Williamsburg since 2001. AccessAbility promotes the full integration of people with disabilities in their communities. They strive to empower people with disabilities to realize their full potential.  This mission of AccessAbility is to:  Advocate, Educate and Empower consumers for a fully inclusive community for people with disabilities.

Protection and Advocacy Network for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Under annual priorities set by a volunteer Board of Directors, P&A investigates reports of abuse and neglect and advocates for disability rights in areas such as health care, education, employment and housing. P&A serves people of all ages and disabilities.

South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) is a federally funded program 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. As part of a national network of technology-related assistance programs, their goal is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services. The organization provides a device loan and demonstration program, an on-line equipment exchange program, training, technical assistance, publications, an interactive CDROM (SC Curriculum Access through AT), an information listserv and works with various state committees that affect AT acquisition and IT accessibility. SCATP links people with technology and works with consumers, service providers, state agencies and policy makers.