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P&A Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A), is extremely pleased to announce Beth Franco as the new Executive Director of P&A, effective January 2019. Ms. Franco is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Economics, and received a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management…

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Take Our Post Election Survey

Post-Election Voter Survey The South Carolina Disability Voting Coalition and P&A want to know about your experience voting in the November 2018 Midterm Election. Please complete this quick post election survey. Online Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scvotingsurvey. To download a paper copy or fill out a pdf and return via email: November 2018 Voting Survey For directions…

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New Conference: Preparing for 2019 Changes to Guardianships

Preparing for 2019: Changes to Guardianships and Protective Proceedings Under the New Article 5 of the Probate Code The South Carolina Bar CLE Division, the South Carolina Bar Elder Law Committee, Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., and the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council are proud to present an important two-day conference entitled…

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A Letter from Social Security Administration

Dear Third-Party Organizations: We are writing to inform you of an update to the Representative Payee program that might affect you and the community you serve. The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 was signed into law on April 13. One of the provisions of the law directs SSA to award grants…

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Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The voter registration deadline in South Carolina has been extended until October 17. Would you like to learn more about voting? 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…

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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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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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