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May 2020 Newsletter

A Father’s Concerns Over Medical Rationing After reading a story that medical rationing was occurring in other parts of the country due to Covid-19, a concerned father called P&A. Although everyone in the family was currently healthy, he has a son with cognitive disabilities and wanted to know how he could prevent his child from…

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April 2020 Newsletter

P&A Update P&A is working to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities across South Carolina are not violated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Across the country we have seen examples of rights being taken away in areas such as employment, education, and health care. This is not acceptable. Please see our new Covid-19 resource…

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Commitment of Juveniles to Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 7, 2020, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. and several other organizations sent a letter to Governor McMaster and The Honorable Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty concerning the Commitment of Juveniles to Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We are concerned that juveniles committed to facilities face escalating health risks associated with…

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A Message from P&A Regarding COVID-19

“Social distancing.” “Isolation.” “Self-quarantine.” “No visitors.” These are new phrases we are now hearing in South Carolina.  As Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) takes safety measures to protect our clients and staff, we reflect on how familiar some of these phrases likely feel to the people we serve, who feel isolated…

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February 2020 Newsletter

P&A Service Highlight- Protecting Your Right to Vote South Carolinian’s will be going to the polls on February 29th to vote in the Democratic primary. People with disabilities have the right to vote privately and independently. This will be the first time many people vote on South Carolina’s new voting machine the ExpressVote. This machines…

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January 2020 Newsletter

New Community Champion Award This year P&A is introducing a new Community Champion award that we will be presenting during our annual award ceremony at the Celebrating Abilities Gala. This award will be given to an individual, business, or organization anywhere in South Carolina that fully embodies P&A’s vision that people with disabilities are able…

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December Newsletter

P&A Service Highlight: Systemic Advocacy P&A staff work to improve laws, regulations, policies, or practices to prevent abuse or neglect of individuals with disabilities, and work to enable individuals with disabilities to gain greater independence and full inclusion in the community and workplace. P&A does this by producing oral and written comments in response to…

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November 2019 Newsletter

Advocacy Watch Children with disabilities often land in the correctional system after they are failed by other systems that are meant to help them. Here in South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill, called Raise the Age, three years ago. The purpose of this bill was to raise the maximum age that teenagers could be considered…

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October 2019 Newsletter

New P&A Report: The Continued Suppression of Voters with Disabilities in South Carolina P&A has released a new report outlining how many South Carolina polling places continue to be inaccessible for voters with disabilities. P&A surveyed 32 polling places in 20 counties throughout South Carolina in the November 6, 2018 midterm election, which they had…

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New Report: The Continued Suppression of Voters with Disabilities in South Carolina

Today Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A)  released a new report  outlining how many South Carolina polling places continue to be inaccessible for voters with disabilities. P&A  surveyed 32 polling places in 20 counties throughout South Carolina in the November 6, 2018 midterm election, which they had found to be inaccessible four…

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