The burning of the Babcock from the perspective of people with disabilities

For decades, the Babcock building has served as a painful reminder of the ways that people with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities were abused, neglected, and segregated from society.

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Hire Me SC to coincide with disability employment awareness month

Employers and human resource professionals in South Carolina can take the next step in building a hiring plan inclusive of individuals with disabilities at the Hire Me SC Employer Summit on Oct. 7, 2020.

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BullStreet’s Babcock Building stood both iconic and infamous in Columbia skyline

Before the flames rose over South Carolina’s Capital City early Saturday morning, the Babcock Building with its garnet cupola stood in polarity —a notable part of Columbia’s skyline but for some a traumatic reminder of historic abuse and neglect.

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Lawmakers, advocacy groups look to eliminate subminimum wage jobs for SC workers with disabilities

In South Carolina, thousands of people with disabilities can work a job and only make a fraction of the minimum wage.

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SC SNAP recipients can now use benefits online for Amazon, Walmart

The 302,383 households who received SNAP benefits in June now have a new place to spend the benefits.

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SC disability rights group shares concerns over reopening schools

As schools make preparations for the fall, one organization is expressing concerns about the governor’s recommendation to reopen schools.

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Area nonprofit offers COVID-19 sanitation kits to families with disabilities

This article originally appeared in ABC Columbia. Able SC, the non profit organization that is committed to helping those living with disabilities continue do so as independently as possible. As…

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Opinion: COVID heightens injustices faced by people with disabilities

During this time, people with disabilities like myself have been shown, time and again, that we are not being considered or included in respect, relief and support. That our lives are expendable—an unfortunate but necessary loss.

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Alumna ensures COVID-19 does not interrupt client services

While person-to-person contact and social distancing are currently the norm, one nonprofit serving people with disabilities has not stopped providing regular services to their clients.

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SC parents of special ed students adjust to at-home school: ‘It’s like having a new job’

For parents of South Carolina children with disabilities, the transition to at-home learning can be mentally, physically and emotionally taxing.

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Events

Thu 01

Equip Hangout

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2020 Employer Summit Karl at the cash register at Riverbanks Zoo
Wed 07

2020 Employer Summit

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm