Thomas wears a sweater and button up shirt and glasses, and smiles outside in front of greenery.As the Mobility Management Assistant, Thomas Harris is responsible for performing a variety of program activities related to increasing access and independence for people with disabilities especially regarding reliable transportation.  Thomas views this position as an opportunity to continue his desire to help improve quality of life for individuals in their quest to achieving independence.

Through his many years of human and social services, much of his focus has been on underserved populations.  He has worked at two state agencies including the Civil Rights Unit at the Department of Social Services, and as cultural competence consultant at the Department of Health and Environmental Control.  Additionally, he has worked with a local non-profit providing self-advocacy training and employment preparation training for consumers who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.  A few evenings a month, he is a facilitator and group leader for Strengthening Families Programs that are designed to put an end to child abuse and neglect.

Thomas served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army.  He has a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Limestone University.  Thomas and his wife have traveled extensively, and they are looking forward to continuing the journey.

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Subminimum Wage FAQs

Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don’t even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.

Statehouse bill introduced to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities

A joint resolution filed at the SC Statehouse on Tuesday aims to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities in South Carolina.