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Advocacy Day 2018

We are proud to announce our participation in Advocacy Day for Access and Independence on April 25, 2018 from 10am-11:30am. The event will take place at the South Carolina State House at 1201 Main Street in Columbia, SC. We’ll be peacefully rallying to unlock the many barriers that make it difficult for people with disabilities to live independently. These include topics such as: Transportation – people with disabilities are twice as likely to lack adequate transportation Housing – across the state,…

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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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