Education & Schools
Beaufort County School District
School Liaison Program (SLP)
South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB)
Provides education for children Pre-K through High School aged. The Early Intervention Program serves children birth to 3 years old who are blind, deaf or sensory multi-disabled, and their parents.
U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)
MCAS Beaufort Base Legal
MCRD Parris Island Base Legal
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A)
P&A is an independent, statewide, non-profit corporation that protects and advances the legal rights of people with disabilities.
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Wrightslaw provides information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) is a supplemental program to the TRICARE Basic benefit. ECHO provides eligible active duty family members with an additional financial resource for services and supplies to support a family member with disabilities.
Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)
EDIS is an early intervention program through Naval Hospital Beaufort that provides information and support to families who have questions or concerns about their child’s development.
Naval Hospital Beaufort
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Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Easter Seals South Carolina
Easter Seals provides services to ensure children with disabilities or special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Heroes on Horseback
Heroes on Horseback provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs.
Little Red Dog Foundation
The Little Red Dog Foundation provides specially equipped therapeutic three-wheeled cycles for people who are mobility challenged.
Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc.
Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ - 18 years old who suffer from a life threatening illness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Lowcountry
Programs for Exceptional People
Programs for Exceptional People empowers special needs adults in southern Beaufort County by promoting independence, social interaction and opportunities to work within the community.
Special Olympics South Carolina
South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy
SC Autism Society (SCAS)
Parent and Families
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Family Connections of South Carolina
Family Connections is a nonprofit organization that links families of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities with resources, support and education.
Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs
Federation of Families of South Carolina
The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization established to serve the families of children with any degree of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorder.
Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina (PRO-Parents of SC)
PRO-Parents provides training, information, assistance and support to families of children with special education and early intervention needs.
The Exceptional Advocate Newsletter
Tri-Command Atlantic Communities
State & Local Government
South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under three years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays.
Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Department
Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission (BJEOC) Head Start
Head Start is a federally funded program that provides infants, toddlers and preschool children of low income families with a comprehensive program to meet their educational developmental, emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Ten percent of the enrollment slots are available to children with a disability.
South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH)
SCDMH gives priority to adults, children, and their families affected by serious mental illnesses and significant emotional disorders.
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN)
SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council (SCDDC)
The SCDDC provides leadership in planning, funding, and implementing initiatives that lead to improved quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change.