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The SC Disability Employment Coalition formed in the fall of 2014 to address employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina.  Members meet quarterly, and committees meet on a monthly basis.  The committees and their missions are explained below:

Centralized Outreach committee

Mission: To develop a plan where information about employment for people with disabilities will be available and marketed to businesses, people with disabilities, disability organizations, etc.

Employer Outreach committee

Mission: To develop a strategy to include the business community with promoting employment for people with disabilities.

Transition to Careers committee

Mission: Establish an infrastructure for South Carolinians with disabilities of private and public career supports in which policy and practice is aligned to promote integrated employment as the preferred service option and outcome.

Infrastructure Committee

Mission: Establish an infrastructure for South Carolinians with disabilities of private and public career supports in which policy and practice is aligned to promote integrated and competitive employment as the preferred service option and outcome.

If you are interested in serving on or learning more about the Coalition’s work across South Carolina please contact the Coalition liaison and Able SC’s Director of Employment Programs, Sandy Jordan, at sjordan@able-sc.org or by calling 1-800-681-7715, ext. 110.

The South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition is funded by the Administration for Community Living at the US Department of Health & Human Services, and the SC Developmental Disabilities Council.