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.

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  • 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 ...
  • Situation report no. 55, date: February 14, 2022 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-02-14)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Situation report no. 54, date: February 3, 2022 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-02-03)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 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 ...
  • Situation report no. 53, date: January 13, 2022 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2022-01-13)
    This briefing gives the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs' preparedness efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency situations.
  • 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 ...
  • Situation report no. 52, date: November 9, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-11-09)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccine update.
  • Situation report no. 51, date: October 14, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-10-14)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Situational report date no. 50, date September 16, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-09-16)
    This briefing gives the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs' preparedness efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency situations.
  • 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.
  • Situation report no. 49, date: August 27, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-08-27)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccine update.
  • Situation report no. 48, date: August 6, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-08-06)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccine update and free 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 ...
  • Situation report no. 47, date, July 20, 2021 event Covid-19 pandemic 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-07-20)
    This report concerns the COVID-19 vaccine update,
  • Situational report date no. 2, date July 7, 2021, event 2021 Atlantic hurricane season 

    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2021-06-07)
    This briefing gives the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs' preparedness efforts during the Atlantic hurricane season.

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