National, State & Local Resources
Looking for expert advice and even more information? Check out our list of national, state and local resources.
Able SC Center for Independent Living (CIL), an organization not about “helping” people with disabilities, but built on the central concept of self-empowerment. It’s a consumer controlled, community-based, cross disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services. We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives: advocacy, service and support.
Autism Legal Resource Center
The Autism Legal Resource Center is a national law and consulting firm serving health care providers, associations and families and individuals with autism seeking assistance with insurance and Medicaid funded services and related business and professional issues. The ALRC provides trainings and workshops to professionals and community groups seeking to navigate insurance and Medicaid reimbursement. The ALRC also provides technical assistance for legislative and public policy initiatives.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Family Connection SC
Family Connection SC aims to change lives by making connections, raising awareness, and promoting inclusion for those with disabilities and special healthcare needs.Families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other, offering support, guidance and encouragement. Because of this, all of our programs and services are family centered and based on the concept of parent-to-parent support. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have a question along the way, we offer a variety of services and resources that can help.
National Autism Law Center
The mission of the National Autism Law Center is to enforce and expand the legal rights of individuals on the autism spectrum and to serve as a resource for such individuals and their families, as well as to the service providers and attorneys who support them.
South Carolina Autism Society
The mission of the South Carolina Autism Society (SCAS) is to equip those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders with knowledge and support to maximize their quality of life.
South Carolina Department of Education
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Services
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Services VR prepares and assists eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment. Our Quality One (Q1) initiative focuses on meeting the specific needs of our consumers and business partners. Our goal is to ensure that “quality happens one person at a time.”
Special Olympics South Carolina
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The Arc of South Carolina
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Council of Autism Service Providers
The Council of Autism Service Providers supports our members by cultivating, sharing, and advocating for provider best practices in autism services.
The Council of Autism Service Providers is a non-profit association of for-profit and not-for-profit agencies serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Our member agencies care for more than 50,000 children and adults with autism across the United States and have collective revenues approaching 1 billion dollars.
CASP represents the autism provider community to the nation at large including government, payers, and the general public. We serve as a force for change, providing information and education and promoting standards that enhance quality.
The Therapy Place
The Therapy Place works to see that all children with special needs will have every opportunity to pursue their goals, realize their dreams and reach their full potential. In addition, every parent or caregiver of those children will be provided with information, resources and encouragement in order to best support his or her child.
Transition Alliance of South Carolina
Transition Alliance of South Carolina is focused on providing interagency teams the resources to increase their capacity to collaboratively and effectively serve young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult-life.
USC Supported Community Living
Designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities, the USC Supported Living Community supports to become active members of their communities. It provides a systematic and comprehensive technical assistance approach that leads individuals, as well as, their circles of support in exploring creative housing opportunities.