Disability advocates urge Gov. McMaster to take action during pandemic

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.

How this SC town is making sure accessibility at home is no longer a problem

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.

State-run home had 1 of SC’s worst COVID outbreaks. Advocates pushing to empty facilities.

Late one June night, after taking the garbage to the trash bin, as he often liked to do, a young man living at a home for people with disabilities in Clinton missed his family and decided to start walking home.

MB voter wants everyone who is disabled to know ‘their voice matters’ this election

Voters with disabilities want their voices heard and that’s not always easy. One Horry County voter with a disability said there’s a lot riding on this upcoming election for those in her community.

Advocates fight for thousands of SC workers with disabilities paid less than minimum wage

Many people with disabilities are working for less than the minimum wage across South Carolina. Advocates across the state are working to change that.

SC advocacy organizations urge protections for people in long-term care facilities

Six organizations are joining forces to urge state officials to provide better protections for people living and working in long-term care facilities.

Advocates urge Governor McMaster to increase protections for people living and working in long-term care facilities

South Carolina disability rights, gender justice, and racial justice advocates joined forces to urge Governor McMaster to implement protections during COVID-19 and beyond for residents of congregate facilities for seniors and people with disabilities and those who care for them.

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.

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.

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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