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Hurricane Florence Prep

While Hurricane Florence is making its way toward Coastal South Carolina and North Carolina, SC residents need to look ahead to ensure their safety before the storm gets to us. It is important for persons with disabilities who may require specific support, resources, or additional time to get to a safe location. Remember! to bring any medications or durable medical equipment you require with you to your shelter locations. Shelters may not be equipped for your specific needs. We will continue…

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Art in the Dark 2018

We are excited to announce that… Art in the Dark is BACK!  If you are an aspiring artist, an amateur, or professional with or without a disability, we invite you to bring your talent to our community art exhibit and competition on May 24th at our AccessAbility Headquarters. This year you will explore and experience the world of Willy Wonka, and our creative take on his wacky candy creations while you enjoy beautiful art, food and performances. Join us to…

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Irma

  Getting Ready For Hurricane Irma.  It’s time to ready the ship, If you haven’t looked at your emergency plan yet, It’s never too late. We will be updating our facebook page as news and shelter information becomes available. Please follow the links below for more information on preparing yourself for an emergency event. www.ready.gov – Functional Needs Planning www.Fema.gov – Emergency Checklist Heading to an Emergency Shelter? Here is a tool to help you communicate your needs to shelter…

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Calling All Leaders! – YLF Conference 2017

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE We are now accepting applications for SC Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF)! South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) is a unique 4 day overnight summer leadership experience that empowers leadership and self-advocacy skills for young adults with disabilities. SCYLF also enhances the personal, academic and career potential for young adults with disabilities through leadership activities and experiences with peers, mentors, lawmakers, and successful role models with disabilities. The South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) is open to young adults…

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Breaking news! S.C. awarded another Lifespan Respite Grant!

Respite Review  Breaking news!  S.C. awarded another Lifespan Respite Grant! Today the Administration on Aging in Washington, D.C. awarded South Carolina its 4th Lifespan Respite Grant to continue building a system of respite for ALL ages.  It is an indication that South Carolina is leading the nation in its planning and advances in the area of respite.  The grant will be administered by the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging, but it is for all age groups. The Respite Coalition is…

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Guide Dog Users Group Launches Innovative Mobile App

Tampa, Florida (September 17, 2014): The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading service animal advocacy organization, announced today that it has release the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy & Information app. This new iOS app provides comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of service animal users under state and federal law. Every law in the United States concerning service animals can now be in…

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Director Julia Barrett-Martinelli on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show

AccessAbility is on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show, Tuesday, August 19th at 3:00pm. Listen as Director Julia-Barrett Martinelli talks about AccessAbility’s services and our quest to empower people with disabilities. Check it out on El Sol 980-1480 AM To listen on Tunein, click HERE For Livestreaming, click HERE To listen to the show on Sound Cloud, click HERE

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Breaking News: WIOA Overwhelmingly Passes House, Moves to President’s Desk for Signature!

Credit: National Council on Independent Living. July 9, 2014 By theadvocacymonitor The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is on its way to the President’s desk! As we previously reported, leaders from the House and Senate have introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Senate passed WIOA on June 25th by a vote of 95-3. Today the House Passed WIOA by a vote of 415-6. It is time to celebrate, and to come together as advocates from across the…

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