DHEC Homebound Vaccination Program

February 3, 2022

DHEC has launched a Homebound Vaccination Program to all 46 counties of South Carolina Providers: RRT & LTS One caregiver per provider is also eligible to receive a vaccine. CALL: 1-866-365-8110 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday Residents…

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50th Anniversary of the Willowbrook Expose

January 24, 2022

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Willowbrook expose, a very important part of the disability rights movement.  In 1972 Geraldo Rivera, a reporter, did an exposé called Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace, on the conditions at Willowbrook State School which was…

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Barrier Free Vaccine Clinic

January 20, 2022

People with disabilities, their families, and direct service providers need access to vaccination! Your transportation cost will be reimbursed, you will receive a $15 gift card, and be entered to win a $100 gift card, just for protecting your community…

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SC Disability Vaccine Access Network

December 7, 2021

People with disabilities are considered a high-risk group for severe sickness and death caused by COVID-19. Since one in three South Carolinians has a disability, the lack of access to healthcare is the biggest barrier people with disabilities face when…

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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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