On Monday morning, we joined AARP South Carolina and several other organizations across the state for a press conference, urging SC DHEC and government officials to prioritize high-risk populations, such as people with disabilities and medical conditions, and older adults, in COVID-19 vaccination plans.
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.
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.
Six organizations are joining forces to urge state officials to provide better 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.
As schools make preparations for the fall, one organization is expressing concerns about the governor’s recommendation to reopen schools.
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…
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.
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.
For parents of South Carolina children with disabilities, the transition to at-home learning can be mentally, physically and emotionally taxing.