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).
We are frustrated to hear of the use of handcuffs on a Black elementary school girl with a disability in South Carolina. While we understand that the administrators were concerned…
Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don’t even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.
A joint resolution filed at the SC Statehouse on Tuesday aims to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities in South Carolina.
On Monday morning, we joined AARP South Carolina and several other organizations across the state for a press conference, urging SC DHEC and government officials to prioritize high-risk populations, such as people with disabilities and medical conditions, and older adults, in COVID-19 vaccination plans.
The Volunteer Transportation Reimbursement Program (V-TRIP) and Taxi Voucher Pick Up Program (PUP) were developed through a partnership with Able SC. Eligibility for both programs is available for people who are 65 and older and those with disabilities living outside The COMET service area but in the Columbia Urbanized Area.
Outdated laws that funnel South Carolina adults with intellectual disabilities into low-paying jobs can make it difficult to gain experience needed to lead independent lives, advocates say.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the workforce for many people across the U.S. but data shows workers with disabilities were impacted at a higher rate.
Six disability advocacy groups have reached out to Gov. Henry McMaster urging him to enact protective measures as COVID-19 affects long-term care facilities across South Carolina.
When Mary Maher and Steve Griffin built their Surfside Beach home in 1998, they didn’t think about needing a lift to get into the raised house. But last winter, Griffin suffered a fall that made them think again.