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  • EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Sunday July 26 at 6 pm Free to individuals with disabilities and their family members This family fun event will be an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to celebrate this monumental piece of legislation, learn more about the ADA, their rights, the programs, services and resources available to them as well as [...]
  • Earlier this year P&A co-sponsored its second highly successful two-day conference about the transition rights of students with disabilities as they prepare to leave high school.  After the conference, P&A attorney Pete Cantrell and P&A advocate Lynne Bosma discussed school transition rights with LRP Publications, a national special education law resource.    On May 2, 2015, [...]
  • On January 12, 2015, after months of successful mediation, the parties reached a preliminary agreement on a plan that establishes benchmarks for settling the case.  The agreement anticipates the implementation and executive and legislative funding of a 3-year budget, staffing and facilities plan. The parties are working together to complete revisions of the Department of [...]
  • 2013-2014 Team Advocacy Annual Report For information about Community Residential Care Facilities and P&A’s Team Advocacy Project click here. Abbeville County Harmony House Residential Care (Calhoun Falls) 6-3-15 Quiet Acres Retirement Home (Hodges) 10-25-13 Aiken County Generations of Monetta (Monetta) 4-20-15 Allendale County C&S Assisted Living (Allendale) 9-25-13 Anderson County Resting Place #1 (Anderson) 7-16-14 [...]
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  • Thousands of poor South Carolinians with disabilities continue to live in grossly inadequate conditions in community residential care facilities (CRCFs) across the state. April 9, 2013 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) released Still...No Place to Call Home, an update of its 2009 report, No Place to Call Home. The new report documents conditions at 14 CRCFs across the state. The report's findings reveal continued lack of oversight of facilities that are dirty, provide inadequate food, do not administer medications correctly, violate residents' rights, and do not provide protection from potential harm.
    You may also view the report's cover letter HERE.

  • Right to Vote – P&A Report –2015