At The Arc of South Carolina, we believe in person-centered planning — an approach that empowers people with disabilities to make choices about their lives.
We work with people to identify their own needs and desires, and offer the support they need to determine how those needs are met.
We enrich the lives of those with disabilities by helping to identify their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
We connect people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers to available and much-needed services.
We empower people with disabilities and their families to attain a higher quality of life.
Our goal is to support and help all individuals with special needs to achieve recognition and acceptance as valued members of their communities.
To include people with special needs in all aspects of life.
To inform and involve the community.
To assure high quality of life.
To promote self-advocacy and self-determination.
The Arc of South Carolina advocates in the community and in the legislature for the rights of people with disabilities. Those rights include employment opportunities, access to innovative services, effective public policies and opportunities for independent living.
The Arc offers support to people with disabilities and their caregivers. From respite events to social opportunities, The Arc is here to help.
The Arc educates the community about the challenges people with disabilities face.
The Arc includes people with disabilities and their families in their efforts, encouraging self-advocacy, participation and independence.