FundAble: Fueling Our Future COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy

FundAble: Fueling Our Future COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy PURPOSE: The health and safety of our attendees, staff, and contracted support during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is of the highest…

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…

South Carolina Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 Proclamation

South Carolina Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 Governor’s Proclamation

Emergency Broadcast Media: Inclusion Tips & Tricks

Hurricane season is in full swing and added to the additional concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that broadcast media professionals are keeping people with disabilities in mind…

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.