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.

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.

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.

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.

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…