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New ASL Video on Assistive Technology

P&A is excited to be launching a new American Sign Language (ASL) Video.  The third video in our new series discusses the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) program.  In addition to ASL, each video has closed captioning and voice over. We will be making more videos in the months to come. Check our website…

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P&A Director to Retire

The Board of Directors of Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A) is announcing the retirement of Gloria Prevost as Executive Director. After faithfully serving P&A for more than 20 years Gloria has decided to retire at the end of the year. I know you will all agree that she has been a wonderful…

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Are You Prepared to Vote?

As a voter with a disability, you have the right to: Vote privately and independently Have an accessible polling place Have wheelchair accessible voting booths Voting equipment that is accessible to voters who are blind or who have low vision (audio ballot is only available during federal elections) Bring your service animal with you into…

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New ASL Video on CAP Program

P&A is excited to be launching a new American Sign Language (ASL) Video.  The second video in our new series discusses the Client Assistance Program (CAP).  In addition to ASL, each video has closed captioning and voice over. We will be making more videos in the months to come. Check our website and new YouTube page…

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New P&A Program to Monitor Social Security Administration (SSA) Representative Payees

In March 2018, a bipartisan Social Security bill unanimously passed in Congress and was signed by the President on April 13, 2018.  This bill created a new P&A program to monitor Social Security Administration (SSA) representative payees.  This new initiative is scheduled to begin August 1, 2018. A representative payee is designated to receive Social…

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P&A Releases New ASL Video

P&A is excited to be launching the first of our new set of American Sign Language (ASL) Videos. These new videos will help many South Carolinian’s better understand their rights on a variety of topics. This first video discusses who P&A is, what we do, and how to contact us to receive help.  In addition to ASL, each…

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DOJ Investigation into SC Department of Juvenile Justice

COMMUNITY NOTICE Investigation of South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice The Justice Department has opened an investigation of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. The investigation will review conditions at the Broad River Road Complex, South Carolina’s long-term juvenile commitment facility, including whether the Department of Juvenile Justice fails to protect youth from physical…

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P&A Board Approves New Vision Statement

On December 9, 2017 the P&A board approved a new vision statement. We envision a society where all people, regardless of type or severity of disability: Live free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation Are empowered through self-determination and self-advocacy Have equal access to services such as education, public transportation, and health care Are productive members…

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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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