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P&A 2017-2018 Goals

Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. 2017-2018 Goals and Case Selection Criteria Approved by Board of Directors – September 9, 2017 Effective October 1, 2017 GOAL 1:  Reduce incidents of serious abuse, neglect, and exploitation of individuals with disabilities, including inappropriate restraint and seclusion in residential and day program settings. GOAL 2:  To…

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The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is now at P&A

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will now administer the Client Assistance Program (CAP) in South Carolina. This program will help P&A expand its efforts to make sure that people with disabilities have the supports and services they need to help them work. The CAP program was…

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New Supported Decision Making Resource Manuals

The SC Supported Decision Making Project has published three new manuals to help families, service providers, and attorneys promote independence and navigate different alternatives to guardianship. The SC Supported Decision Making Project is a collaboration between Able SC, The Arc of South Carolina, Family Connection of South Carolina, and Protection and Advocacy for People with…

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Public Notice About The Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) in South Carolina helps individuals know their rights about services from the SC Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Centers. The CAP program is currently operated by the SC Department of Administration through its Office of Executive Policy and Programs. The Governor has determined there is good cause to move the…

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P&A Seeks Community Input

For our 2017-2018 Goals and Priorities Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities in South Carolina to live and work where they choose, to have equal access to services, and to be free from abuse and neglect. We do this by providing legal representation, information and…

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REV UP Voter Registration Events Across South Carolina

The South Carolina DisAbility Voting Coalition is hosting REV UP voter registration drives during National Disability Voter Registration Week. Stop by any of the following locations to register to vote, update your voter registration, or learn more about the accommodations available for voters with disabilities.  ASL interpreters will be available at each event. ROCK HILL…

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New Report: Unjustified Isolation, Unwarranted Assumptions

More than twenty six years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), far too many South Carolinians with intellectual and related disabilities still lack opportunities for real work. Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) has published a report “Unjustified Isolation, Unwarranted Assumptions: Why South Carolina’s System of Sheltered Employment…

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Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against the Department of Mental Health to Increase Access to Community Mental Health Services

Press Release Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against the Department of Mental Health to Increase Access to Community Mental Health Services Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., (P&A) and six individuals with disabilities have filed a class action lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) and its Commission alleging violations of…

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New P&A Report Offers Effective Solutions to South Carolina’s Juvenile Justice Crisis

More than a decade after emerging from federal court oversight, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) once again faces significant difficulties.  Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) is calling for measures to improve conditions at the state’s juvenile justice facilities and address inadequate treatment for children in custody. A 2017 state…

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A Home for the Holidays

Four P&A clients with intellectual disabilities are spending this holiday season with their friends in their comfortable home, instead of in a dilapidated, rundown, shabby bunkhouse. In 2014, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, P&A received a call from attorney Robert Canino with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This call alerted P&A to the possibility…

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