A Life Well Lived- Our Friend Judy

Today we join in sharing our condolences for the loss of Disability Rights pioneer Judy Heumann.  Affectionately known by her podcast listeners as a “certified badass”, Heumann’s influence in starting,…

The Life and Legacy of Lois Curtis

We regretfully share the news of the death of a Black disabled icon, Lois Curtis. Lois was the lead plaintiff in Olmstead v. Lois Curtis, the monumental Supreme Court Case…

Ableism and why #MyDisabledLifeisWorthy

Ableism and why #MyDisabledLifeisWorthy Ableism: the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. E.g. Accessliving.org ‘Ableism 101.’  As year…

Celebrating 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act today (July 26), join us in urging our legislators to protect the rights of South Carolinians with disabilities.

Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the Olmstead Act

In 1999, the US Supreme Court declared that the unjustified segregation of people with disabilities counts as discrimination, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Listening Sessions in June and July on Emergency Preparedness: Join us!

What would help you feel safer and more prepared during a natural disaster? If you are a person with a disability, please join us to share about any experiences or barriers you may have faced during a natural disaster. These could be issues such as communication, shelter, transportation, or others.

Make your plan to vote!

Have you made a plan for how you will vote, yet? You have several options this year for how to vote.

Youth Guide to Disability Rights in the Summer

By: Asha Jones, Equip Leader The Summer Series and the South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) are summer programs offered by Able South Carolina in which young adults with disabilities…

Making Change in your Community

People with disabilities have been historically excluded from making decisions about our own lives. That is why it’s very important for us to make sure our voices are recognized.

Public Notice: SC Home and Community-Based Services Transition Plan accepting public comments

The South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan is going through a public comment period for revisions to the document to seek “final approval” status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).