The South Carolina Department for Disabilities and Special Needs publishes documents that plan, develop, oversee and fund services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

Recent Submissions

  • State funded community supports manual 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-07)
    State Funded Community Supports is an array of services offered by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) to those who are eligible for DDSN services but are not eligible for a DDSN-operated Home and ...
  • Waiver case management standards 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-01)
    These standards are applicable to: Intellectual Disabilities/Related Disabilities Waiver, Community Supports Waiver and Head and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver.
  • State funded community supports manual 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-04)
    State Funded Community Supports is an array of services offered by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) to those who are eligible for DDSN services but are not eligible for a DDSN-operated Home and ...
  • Support Center services standards 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    The support center provides skills and support for people who desire to work, but for whom competitive employment is currently not achievable. These are the standards for the employment services individual as designated ...
  • Employment services standards individual 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    Employment Services provides skills and support for people who desire to work, but for whom competitive employment is currently not achievable. These are the standards for the employment services individual as designated ...
  • Employment services standards group 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    Employment Services Group provides skills and support for people who desire to work, but for whom competitive employment is currently not achievable. These are the standards for the Employment Services Group as designated ...
  • Day activity services standards 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    The primary goal/outcome of Day Activity Services is to assist each individual achieve/maintain maximum independence through participation in purposeful and meaningful activities designed to foster the acquisition, maintenance ...
  • Community services standards 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    The mission of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is to assist individuals with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities; and achieving ...
  • Career preparation services standards 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-20)
    The primary goal/outcome of Career Preparation Services is to prepare individuals for competitive integrated employment/micro-enterprise based on their choice and abilities/strengths, interests/preferences, and needs/supports ...
  • Regional center emergency preparedness plan 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-06)
    This is a plan for preparing for disaster, directing operations during a disaster, and recovering from a disaster in South Carolina. This plan prescribes the responsibilities for consumers and staff during a disaster and ...
  • COVID-19 update and recommendations for DDSN FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-08-20)
    This paper answers questions about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines and testing.
  • State funded community supports manual 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-07-23)
    This handbook describes the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs planning, developing, coordinating and funding services for South Carolinians with severe lifelong disabilities of intellectual ...
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of April 1, 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-04-01)
    Per the continuing resolution, SCDDSN has been directed to provide this detailed accounting of the expenditure of all federal relief funds.
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of March 1, 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-03-01)
    Per the continuing resolution, SCDDSN has been directed to provide this detailed accounting of the expenditure of all federal relief funds.
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of December 1, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-12-22)
    Per the continuing resolution, SCDDSN has been directed to provide this detailed accounting of the expenditure of all federal relief funds.
  • South Carolina direct support professional (SC-DSP) training program policy manual 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-11-16)
    The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) is designated to have the oversight of the South Carolina Direct Support Professional Training and Competency Evaluation Program. SCDDSN will ensure ...
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of October 1, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-10-01)
    Per the continuing resolution, SCDDSN has been directed to provide this detailed accounting of the expenditure of all federal relief funds.
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of September 1, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-08-01)
    Per the continuing resolution, SCDDSN has been directed to provide this detailed accounting of the expenditure of all federal relief funds.
  • Act 135 of 2020 continuing resolution, COVID-19 appropriations COVID-19 related provisions reporting as of August 1, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-08-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs during the COVID pandemic.
  • COVID-19 briefing DDSN Commission meeting 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2020-08-20)
    This PowerPoint presentation gives statistics about COVIC-19 cases within the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs system.

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