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Disability Rights South Carolina Statement on Report about Serious Abuse at Congregate Settings for Youth with Disabilities

October 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Knowles, [email protected] Columbia, SC– On October 14th, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) released a new report that revealed widespread abuse and neglect at for-profit youth residential treatment facilities in 18 states. The report Desperation without Dignity, examines the history of the for-profit residential treatment industry,…

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Engage in Democracy: York County Candidate Forums

September 27, 2021

Presented virtually by Disability Rights South Carolina and the League of Woman Voters of York County with American Sign Language (ASL) and Live Captioning. Rock Hill Mayor October 5, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm Zoom Link  Tega City Town Council October, 12,…

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Medicaid Waiver Public Notices

August 20, 2021

South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan public comment period During this period, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services wants your feedback for the following: -SCDHHS is submitting a list of setting in the South…

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DRSC Service Spotlight: Assistive Technology

July 29, 2021

The Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) program was created to allow Protection and Advocacy Systems across the country to assist individuals with disabilities in receiving, using, or maintaining assistive technology devices or assistive technology services through case management, legal representation and self-advocacy training. DRSC can help: Provide…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 31!

July 29, 2021

This month we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This important civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places…

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DRSC Pride Month Statement

June 8, 2021

As we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Disability Rights South Carolina (DRSC) wants members of our community to know that we recognize that people with disabilities face additional challenges when that person identifies with other groups or communities based on their…

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Statement on the Death of Mr. Jamal Sutherland

May 18, 2021

Disability Rights South Carolina (DRSC), the protection and advocacy system for the state, is deeply saddened over the death of Mr. Jamal Sutherland and concerned about how people with mental illness are treated in South Carolina.  Mr. Sutherland was arrested…

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