Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Education

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we at Able South Carolina are celebrating! Many of our EQUIP leaders have developmental disabilities and you will be hearing about my personal…

Self-Love: A Valentine’s Day Guide to Disability Pride 

By: Grace Trumpower, EQUIP Leader Here at Able South Carolina, we would like to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s day. The time has come to celebrate the love in our lives;…

A Night To Shine, Or Is It?

You’re ready. You’ve got your tickets, rented that formal attire, snagged a date, and nothing is stopping you from attending your senior prom! Except, wait. You use a wheelchair, and…

Keeping All Students Safe Act

In 2009, the first version of the Keeping All Students Safe Act was introduced to the House by Democrats. It is coming up for re-introduction again January 2019. What is…

Five Tips to Make Your Halloween Accessible

Halloween is just around the corner, and we at Able South Carolina want to help ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate in the festivities. Here are five easy…

Five Myths About Employing People with Disabilities

Labor Day was first celebrated on September 5th, 1882 in New York City and was enacted to celebrate the important contributions that American workers provide for our economy. It is…

Maintaining Liberty: A Caution against Neo Institutions

TRIGGER WARNING: INSTITUTIONALIZATION, TORTURE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Gone are the days of what I like to call “classic asylums”. Society has spoken out against the abuses that occurred there;…

Understanding the Media

Accessing information in 2017 is easier than ever before with the introduction of new and bettering technology and the popularity of social media surging. Never before have we been able…

Able People with ABLE Accounts

An ABLE account is designed to help people with disabilities build up their savings. People with disabilities and their families can save up to $14,000 without it affecting their government…

Born this way

Any time that I am feeling down or just need some encouragement, I listen to music. The genre of music that I listen depends on my mood: upbeat tempos for…