This article was originally published on the University of South Carolina College of Social Work website.
Individuals with disabilities face daily challenges. But in today’s environment, they may be more susceptible to COVID-19 if they have compromised immune systems. While person-to-person contact and social distancing are currently the norm, one nonprofit serving people with disabilities has not stopped providing regular services to their clients.
Alumna Kimberly Tissot, who earned her Master of Social Work degree in 2007, has been the executive director of Able South Carolina since 2011. The Columbia-based organization provides a variety of services to people of all ages with various disabilities. And even during a national pandemic, Able South Carolina has proven that they can maintain their high level of service during unprecedented times.