Connecting with SC Families

Connect with South Carolina Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be added to the group first.

Accessibility & Recreation

  • Waymaker Offroad Wheelchairs
    Waymaker loans track style offroad wheelchairs to those with a mobility impairment without charge.  Wheelchairs are available to pick up at their Hartsville location.  Visit their website for more details and for reservations.  Delivery within 100 miles of Hartsville, SC can be arranged if needed and includes North Carolina.


Advocacy Agencies

  • Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
    3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
    Columbia, SC 29204

Department of Education

  • State Department of Education
    Office of Exceptional Children
    Susan DuRant, Director
    1429 Senate Street, Room 808
    Columbia, SC 29201
    803-734-4824 FAX
    Contact Information 

Early Intervention Services (Infant and Toddlers)

  • Part B Coordinator
    Dept. of Health & Environmental Control/Baby Net
    1300 Sumter Street, Suite 100
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Contact Information

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • State Department of Education
    Office of Special Education Services
    Norma Donaldson-Jenkins, Education Associate
    1919 Blanding Street, Room B128
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 734-5454

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Family Connection of SC
    1800 St Julian Pl Suite 104
    Columbia SC 29204
  • Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs, Inc.
    1575 Savannah Highway, Suite 6
    Charleston, SC 29407
    843-266-1941 FAX
    Contact Information 

Health & Well-Being

  • Partners for Health Children (PHC) Children’s Health Insurance Program
    PHC provides health insurance for eligible children under age 19 based on family size and income.
    PHC information
  • Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver program
    This program provides health insurance to eligible children under age 19 who have a disability that meets the Social Security Administration definition and meet Nursing Facility or Hospital Level of Care criteria.   The cost of providing care must not exceed the estimated cost of care provided in an institution and the child’s income and resources are considered for eligibility.
    Social Security definition of disability for children
    Katie Beckett information
  • Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) Medicaid
    The ABD program provides Medicaid health insurance to eligible individuals who have disabilities based in income and resources.
    ABD information
  • Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP)
    The HIPP program is a South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SDHHS) cost containment initiative, which maintains premium payments for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries who retain their private health insurance.  Through this initiative, eligible Medicaid beneficiaries who satisfy HIPP program requirements may qualify for monthly reimbursements for health insurance premiums that they have paid for themselves and/or their eligible dependents.
    Website and contact information

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