We are at the forefront of activism and thought leadership issues affecting people with disabilities. We provide a variety of training programs to educate and assist the community in disability accommodation and awareness.
Pickens School District
It is I who owe you the thanks! You were so impressive today. The feedback I have gotten affirms that your presentations were well-received and fell on fertile ground. The special education assistants are better equipped to enter the classrooms and serve those individuals with disabilities in a more empowering way….and that is simply due to your ability to connect with your audience in a transparent and informative manner.
Can’t wait to share these resources with others in our district. We have come so far in the last couple of years being a district that embraces “ALL” of our students and desires the best for each of them.
I’m really enjoying being on the Able SC email list! Particularly since one of my former students is enjoying being so involved in Able-SC activities.
I’ve seen her self-confidence grow by leaps and bounds as she has continued her growth to young adulthood working with your agency. I’m thrilled that she has found a place to “belong.” So many of my students leave me at 21 and quickly become stagnant because of the lack of meaningful activities in their life after school. I’m encouraging ALL of my students to get involved with Able SC, even before they exit school.
This letter is to give my extraordinary compliments to the hard work put forth by LaQuanda Porchea. Not only does she assist me in setting goals, she sees to it that I stick to them, something I desperately need during this time, since I tend to get side-tracked.
She attends my conferences when I need a peer to help me advocate and gently points out what I may wish to do in the future. When I need a service which Able SC can provide, she’s right on it. Another remarkable plus concerning LaQuanda is she’s personable. She gives her experiences such that clients don’t feel as if s/he is/are alone.
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
I want to thank you and Able South Carolina so much for providing excellent training to the program providers of the Upstate Workforce Board, including: SC Works, Youth Stop, Res Care, Achieve, School staff, and SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce. You and Chris Sparrow did a superb job of making our training truly effective for everyone in the audience.
What started at this training will open new doors to more understanding and opportunities to provide the best and most appropriate employment services to consumers who need them the most. I also believe we will have even more opportunities to train, not only service providers, but employers and CEO’s, so that we can become even stronger partners in the employment field. We look forward to continually working with you on the Disabilities Committee and thank you again for your help and support with the training.
I finally no longer FEEL like a victim of my health issues [and] brain injury…I SEE my potential to be a voice of advocacy in whole new ways! I was able to express myself clearly at my disability hearing (in July) and no matter what the judge decides I walked out knowing I am a changed woman who will eventually find my way to a whole new life in ways I never dreamed possible…YOU started the change in me on a whole new level… One of the biggest gifts you gave me is realizing that feeding a fear is a choice and using your voice for positive powerful change is [a] tool! The new me is learning how to NOT allow fear to be a factor when it comes to the unknowns on my life journey! I have to work on it to prevent myself from going backwards, but I can see progress and that rocks!