During these unprecedented times, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We want to assure you that I.M.P.A.C.T. South Carolina is working hard to ensure that all the activities are completed in a safe manner. So as right now the activities will be done online and if anyone needs to contact IMPACT, they can contact Kristi Hartwell at Kristi.email@example.com or 803-935-5947.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPACT SC Self Advocacy Council
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 email@example.com 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!
Lunch is Provided
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