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Able South Carolina
since 1994

720 Gracern Road

Suite 106

Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-779-5121



Contact(s): Dori Tempio

Additional information:

Number of Active Members:

Reason(s) the Group Meets:
Social, Personal Skills

Products or Services Offered:
-Self-Advocacy training and mentoring (one-on-one and/or group settings) -Empower Hour Self Advocacy group for adults over the age of 28. -EQUIP Young Adult Self-Advocacy Program-- EQUIP is open to young adults ages 13-28 and is unique because it is led by other young adults with disabilities. EQUIP teaches young adults about leadership, disability pride, and empowerment, and educates the community about the importance and value of inclusion. EQUIP offers online and in-person monthly hangout sessions and a Facebook page to stay connected, as well as activities throughout the year to get involved and socialize with peers.

Board of Directors:

Receives Support From:
Administration for Community Living, SC DD Council & Family Connection of SC

Mission/Vision Statement:
To create greater access and opportunities for independence through empowering individuals with disabilities and promoting community inclusion.

Typical Activities:
We provide one-on-one assistance and/or in group settings. We can travel to communities or individuals can visit us in our Columbia or Greenville location. We also can meet via an online

Plotner A., Tissot KA, (2017) Centers for Independent Living and Their Involvement with Transition-age Youth with Disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (in press-for February 2017). Directed and produced a “What you Need to Know" video series about Parenting with a Disability video that is now used within SC Department of Social Services and nationally via Through the Looking Glass and the Disabled Parenting Project. The videos are available at: Published a Supported Decision Making Manual

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