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Advocacy and Public Policy:

South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council, 803-734-0465, http://www.scddc.state.sc.us.

The mission of the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is to provide leadership in planning, funding and implementing initiatives that lead to improved quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families advocacy, capacity building and systemic change.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

Southeast ADA Center, 490 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, 800-949-4342, www.sedbtac.org.

The Southeast ADA Center is the Regional Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Services:

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, P.O. Box 4706, Columbia, SC 29240,1-888-376-4636, www.state.sc.us/ddsn/.

The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with mental retardation, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

SCDDSN assists people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and minimizes the occurrence and reduces the severity of disabilities though prevention.

Disability Research:

Center for Disability Resources at University of South Carolina, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29208, 803-935-5231, http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome/.

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is one of 61 University Centers for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service, located in major universities throughout the U.S. It functions as a bridge to connect the knowledge, expertise and resources of the university to persons with disabilities and the service delivery systems of the community.