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June 2020 Newsletter

Tell Us What You Think! Each year P&A develops goals to guide what we will work on in the next year. This survey will help us set our goals by gathering input from the community. Unfortunately, P&A does not receive enough funding to address all the issues people with disabilities face. It is important to…

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P&A Community Survey

Each year P&A develops goals to guide how and what we will work on in the next year. This survey will help us set our goals by gathering input from the community. Unfortunately, P&A does not receive enough funding to address all the issues people with disabilities face. It is important to note that these…

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P&A Statement

We condemn the horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police and reject white supremacy, racism, and the very idea that any individual or group has the right to dominate others. Regardless of how we look, how we worship, where we come from, who we love, or whether we have a…

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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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