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…

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.

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