Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
In honor of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act today (July 26), join us in urging our legislators to protect the rights of South Carolinians with disabilities.
In 1999, the US Supreme Court declared that the unjustified segregation of people with disabilities counts as discrimination, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We are frustrated to hear of the use of handcuffs on a Black elementary school girl with a disability in South Carolina. While we understand that the administrators were concerned…
Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don't even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.
Able SC opposes guardianship for people with disabilities and supports the use of less restrictive alternative options.
Do Not: Address just the care assistant, friend, partner, or interpreter. Do: Address the individual with the disability.