ABLE SC Emergency Preparedness Training

Dori Tempio from ABLE SC  provided training in Emergency Preparedness to our IMPACT in SC group February 13, 2020. The training was designed to help people with disabilities learn how to plan for an emergency.  Participants were given an emergency kit and radio to provide them with essential supplies needed in case of a natural disaster. There were roughly 20 or more in attendance onsite, and another 10 who participated by phone.

Independence: My Choices, My Life

Hello everyone,

I hope you are staying safe and healthy!  In order to ensure the safety of our conference attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Independence:  My Choices, My Life conference this year.  Information for the 2021 conference will be provided later this year.  Please stay safe and take care of yourselves! If you have any questions, you can contact Kristi Hartwell at


IMPACT SC Self Advocacy Council

Disability Advocacy Day Rescheduled for March 17

If you are interested in being a speaker at the 2020 Disability Advocacy Day at the State House on March 17, 2020, please contact Connie Gallman at or

The DAD Rally will start at approximately 11:00 am.  The 2020 Self Advocate of the Year will be named at 11:30.  The schedule for the day is:

9:30 – Welcome, Announcements and Opening Remarks

9:40- Keynote Speaker

9:50- Visit Legislators

11:00 Self Advocate Rally

11:30 Announcement of Self Advocate of the Year



This is Margaret. Margaret is a student in the IMPACT Leadership Training in Anderson.

This is what she had to say about the training: “The class has done so much for me. I really enjoyed getting to know everyone, and learning to be a better leader. I now know that we all have a voice to get the attention of others by speaking softly but passionately.”


Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Place: Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Self-Determination, Person-Centered Planning, Assistive Technology and Self-Advocacy and much more!

Cost: FREE

Lunch is Provided

Register at

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Space is limited

Hosted By: IMPACT SC

Sponsored By: S.C. Developmental Disabilities Council

Center for Disability Resources – South Carolina School of Medicine

SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs