Peer Supporters serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. They share life experience and bring new ideas and information to facilitate independence. They work one-on-one, in small groups, and hold regular monthly Peer Support Groups for those interested—both on-site and online. Please check out our schedule below:

Empower Hour

  • In-person meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:00 -5:00 PM in our Upstate and Columbia office. *NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person Empower Hours are cancelled until further notice. However, we have increased our opportunities for online empower hours below:
  • Online typically meets the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 -5:00 PM. However, to increase our opportunities to connect with one another virtually during COVID-19, we have increase our online Empower Hours to every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM. Please email us at info@able-sc.org for the link to the online meeting.
  • Topics of discussion focus on independence and adapting. For a full schedule and list of the 2020 topics click here. The only requirement for participation is that a person must have a disability.

Youth Hangouts Our Youth Hangouts are run by our Equip Leadership Group. Topics of discussion focus on transitioning into adulthood, self-advocacy, and independent living skills. Click here to learn more about the Equip Program.

  • Equip Online Hangouts are the first Thursday of the month, 6-7 PM through Zoom, and In-Person Hangouts are the third Thursday of every month, from 6-7 PM.

    • NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our In-Person Hangouts have moved to Online Hangouts for the foreseeable future.

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The burning of the Babcock from the perspective of people with disabilities

For decades, the Babcock building has served as a painful reminder of the ways that people with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities were abused, neglected, and segregated from society.

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Hire Me SC to coincide with disability employment awareness month

Employers and human resource professionals in South Carolina can take the next step in building a hiring plan inclusive of individuals with disabilities at the Hire Me SC Employer Summit on Oct. 7, 2020.

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Events

Oct 01

Equip Hangout

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2020 Employer Summit Karl at the cash register at Riverbanks Zoo
Oct 07

2020 Employer Summit

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm