South Carolina Must Abolish ‘Subminimum’ Wage

The federal minimum wage is a hot topic of discussion in the offices of political leaders and at family dinner tables. Yet the wage gap doesn’t start at $7.25 an…

2022 Employment Bills

UPDATE: As of 5/12/22 both The Employment First Initiative Act and the bill to end subminimum wage passed both the Senate and the House, and now await signature on the…

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…

Able SC and ILRU announce NEW expansion of the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center)

January 10, 2022- Kimberly Tissot of Able South Carolina and Richard Petty of ILRU in Houston announced today the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center) is expanding the Disability…

Statement: 1 in 100

We at Able South Carolina are deeply saddened by the recent statistic that 1 in 100 people over the age of 65 have died from COVID-19, despite being one of…

Able South Carolina Announces the SC Disability Vaccine Access Network

We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the new SC Disability Vaccine Access Network, a partner-led program funded by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and…

Application Deadline Extended for Vaccine Access Funding for Eligible Centers for Independent Living

November 1, 2021- Kimberly Tissot of Able South Carolina and Richard Petty of ILRU in Houston announced today the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center) is extending the application…

Able South Carolina and ILRU at TIRR Memorial Hermann Announce the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center)

***UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to November 19, 2021. Please read our latest statement for details and updated RFA*** COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and HOUSTON, TEXAS – September 23, 2021.…

Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban on School Mask Mandates

Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

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.

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