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.

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.

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.

Hire Me SC to hold remote workforce training for employers

Hire Me SC, a part of Able SC, is an organization advocating for people with disabilities in the workforce and they’re holding several events during the COVID 19 pandemic to assist with the changing work atmosphere.

Advocates worry about SC workers with disabilities as jobless rates rise during pandemic

South Carolina advocates for people living with disabilities want to make sure that the community isn’t forgotten during a time when unemployment is rising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Able SC partners with SC Dept. of Education to give free online programs for K-12 students with disabilities

Able South Carolina announced Thursday that they are partnering with the South Carolina Department of Education to give virtual programming for students with disabilities across the state.

Barbara Stone Foundation Names 2020 Mini Grant Recipient

This article originally appeared in The Greenville Journal. The Barbara Stone Foundation recently awarded its 2020 mini grants to a group of nonprofits committed to helping individuals with disabilities through…

At-home learning presents new challenges for children with disabilities

This article originally appeared on WLTX. At-home learning can be challenging, especially for families who have students with disabilities. Candice Shaffer’s son Lonny is autistic. “He cannot speak verbally and…

United States Attorney’s Office Supports Advocacy Day for Access and Independence

This article originally appeared in States Top Leading News. United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that in its continued efforts to support the commitments in the Americans with…

Annual disability advocacy event moves from SC Statehouse steps to online amid coronavirus

This article originally appeared in The Post and Courier. The seventh annual Advocacy Day for Access and Independence in South Carolina turned into a virtual rally as advocates live-streamed their…