Upstate SC ADRC

Disabilities Resource Guide

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Guide to Resources for Disabilities


If you have a need related to disabilities, it is likely that you will find many great sources of information on our website. This guide can help you choose the resources that are right for your situation.

Help Understanding Disabilities

Our website, in conjunction with the State's SCAccess system, offers a library of associated information that you might find helpful in learning about disability topics. To get started, we suggest you consider these selected sections that address common disability topics:

Organizations & Agencies

The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

The American Association of Health and Disability (AAHD) works with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and DDSN to increase participation of people with disabilities in a variety of arenas, ranging from recreation to health care and employment.

Personal Care Workers are independent community members that help provide various personal assistance tasks for older adults.

Disabilities Resources .org offers a comprehensive list of many organizations and agencies in South Carolina that support people with disabilities.

You can also search our Statewide Services Database also lists many organizations that offer products and services related to disabilities. You might try selecting the category "Assistive Technology", or one of these services: "Independent Living Skills", "SSDI", "Disability Law", "Disability Parking Tips", or "Home Accessibility Assessment". Or, enter any word or phrase that you desire into the search box.

Other Helpful Resources

For concerns about employment and disabilities, visit our FAQs for Job Seekers or article on Job Accommodations.
Learn about possible options for funding assistive technology.
Discover alternatives for personal assistance services.