Your Bridge to Independence
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Our core services

Information and Referral

Valuable community resources and guidance are provided by our helpful training team members

Peer Mentoring Services

Focused on the attainment of the highest level of independent living


Educational workshops, Divergence (ramp program), Nursing Home move to community-base

Independent Living Skills Training

Goal oriented, one on one training geared toward skills that promote independent living

Advocacy Training

Individual and Systems

Be a part of our community

Task Conference 2018

North Charleston Community Collaboration

Wonka Art in the Dark

Bridge Awards 2018

Advocacy Day 2018

Additional Services

Building Me Workshop Series

Training programs with disabilities to fully develop skills and disabilities that will maximize their individual level of independence

ADA Assessment

Retail, hospitality and business spaces

Our Board of Directors!

AccessAbility would like to take this opportunity to welcome Wes Davidson and David De Rodo to our board of directors.  We would also like to take this moment to thank our Board of Directors for your commitment to AccessAbility and the organization’s mission.

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Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015!

Hello friends! We’ve got some good news to share today! Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015!!/post/10-2014-2 Let us know what you think by sharing your thoughts on our Facebook page ( , or starting a thread on our forum at

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Accessibility Survey

AccessAbility is participating in a joint project with an acclaimed travel writer, M. Gallagher (Accessible Guides). The project focus is accessibility in the city of Charleston. The input gathered will contribute to developing a complete and accurate picture of the Holy City from your perspective. Have you ever had plans for enjoying historic Charleston, which was impeded by a lack of accessibility? If so, we would like to raise awareness by identifying the successes and challenges of navigating the Holy…

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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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Meet our team

Julia Barrett-Martinelli

Number of Years: 4 years
Title: Advocate / Executive Director

Kelly Torres

Number of Years: 1 years
Title: Advocate / Database Management

Elizabeth Blume

Number of Years:  6 months
Title: Advocate / Independent Living Specialist Supervisor

John Bryant

Number of Years: 3 years
Title: Advocate / Independent Living Specialist

Kurtis Whitehead

Number of Years: 3 years
Title: Advocate / Assistant Director

Brentney Simon

Number of Years: 1 year
Title: Advocate / Information & Referral Specialist & Youth Leadership Coordinator

Jason Torres

Number of Years: 3 years
Title: Advocate / Lead Facilitator

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