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Disability News: South Carolina

  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2016-07-17 - Submitted Health and Disability news stories and articles from South Carolina including medical related press releases news and coming events

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South Carolina Disability Resources

Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board - FCDSNB provides opportunities for flexibility, personal choice and independence for people with disabilities and special needs - www.fcdsn.org

Southeast DBTAC

Southeast ADA Center (Southeast DBTAC) is one of ten regional resources in the DBTAC National Network of ADA Centers funded since 1991 by NIDRR - www.sedbtac.org

South Carolina Autism Society

The purpose of the South Carolina Autism Society is to enable all individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to reach their maximum potential - www.scautism.org/WEB/index.html

South Carolina Commission for the Blind

Our mission is to provide quality, individualized vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services, and prevention of blindness services to blind and visually impaired consumers leading to competitive employment and social and economic independence - www.sccb.state.sc.us

Family Connection South Carolina

If you have a child with a disability or special health care need, Family Connection of South Carolina can provide you with information, support and hope for the future - www.familyconnectionsc.org/

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind

The main campus of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and its five Regional Outreach Centers are located throughout the state - www.scsdb.k12.sc.us/

South Carolina Disability Statistics:

  • There are an estimated 681,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of South Carolina.
  • Approximately 132,000 people, or 3.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • Around 401,000 people in South Carolina have a form of work disability, while 128,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
  • Approximately 21,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 246,000 are currently not in the workforce.
Latest South Carolina Publications
1 - 2011 Medicare Health Plan Benefits for South Carolina - XLHealth Corporation.
2 - Red Apple Passes for Residents of Darlington County, South Carolina - Disabled World.
3 - Preserve South Carolina Home-care Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities - South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association.
4 - Centene Completes Acquisition in South Carolina - Disability News - Centene Corporation.
5 - MedFirst Alert Medical Alarm Service South Carolina - MedFirst Alert.
6 - Kimberly Tissot Selected as Disability Action Center Director of Program Services - South Carolina Disability News - Disability Action Center.
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