Equip Leadership Group

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We see you. The real you. The one behind what others see as your disability.

At Equip, we understand what it means to do life just a little differently. That’s because we’ve been there. As young adults with disabilities ourselves, we’ll help you take the lead in your life and find your voice.

Equip is a peer-to-peer young adult leadership group focused on empowerment, support, and camaraderie for youth ages 13-28 with disabilities. Our young adult leaders guide youth with every type of disability in finding their a-ha moment—when they take charge of their lives, find their unique voice to self-advocate, and engage with their community of peers more fully.

We get together regularly through:

  • Monthly in-person and online hangouts
  • Week-long summer leadership series
  • One-on-one peer mentoring

Keep reading to learn more about our specific programs!


Equip Summer Series is a week-long program designed to empower youth with disabilities (ages 13 to 28) through teaching self-advocacy skills, communication skills, setting short and long term goals, and independent living skills in order to promote activism in the community. Click here to learn more about the Equip Summer Series.

For more information on how to get involved in Equip, contact 800-681-6805 or email equip@able-sc.org.

All Equip Hangouts are currently online only due to the pandemic. Equip Online Hangouts are the first and third Thursday of the month, 6-7 PM through Google Meet.

View Equip’s blog to stay up to date on the Equip program.



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Thu 01

Equip Hangout

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

2020 Employer Summit

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