Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban on School Mask Mandates

Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

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Subminimum Wage FAQs

A white woman with down syndrome smiles and rests her arm on her cheek

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Press Conference

Screenshot of the press conference. Kimberly Tissot is on screen speaking with subtitles below.

On Monday morning, we joined AARP South Carolina and several other organizations across the state for a press conference, urging SC DHEC and government officials to prioritize high-risk populations, such as people with disabilities and medical conditions, and older adults, in COVID-19 vaccination plans.

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