Why Independent Living is Important

A poem by Equip leader Derrick Means.

How to Boost Your Independent Living Skills and Have Fun During the Outbreak

By: Julia Hartman, Equip Leader On March 15th, 2020, South Carolina governor, Henry McMaster, announced that all schools will be closed for the last two weeks in March in efforts…

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.

Say No to Blue this Halloween

This Halloween, parents of children with autism are being encouraged via social media to send their children off with blue trick-or-treat buckets or a bag with a puzzle piece. The blue bucket or bag is meant to signal to the general public that the individual has autism and is nonverbal. The push for disability disclosure is problematic for several reasons.

Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities: The Do’s and Don’t’s

Do Not: Address just the care assistant, friend, partner, or interpreter. Do: Address the individual with the disability.

“My Voice”: A Poem

By Grace Trumpower for AAC Awareness Month Author’s Note: Sociology suggests that the average person waits about two to four seconds before expecting a response from their communication partner in…


By, Effy Francis

Know Your EQUIP Leaders: Derrick

Hello my name is Derrick Means. I have a disability known as “Cerebral Palsy”. I currently work at Spartanburg High School, pizza hut, and Able SC. I graduated high school…