Attention South Carolinians with lifelong disabilities, family members, and service providers!
Join us at the Statehouse March 6th for the 24th annual Disability Advocacy Day!
Click here for more information, including directions and FREE parking.
Our 2013 priorities include the following:
Tentative Schedule of Events
Registration in the Blatt Building 8:30 – 9:30
Appointments with Legislators or Staff 8:30 – 9:15
Walk (Meet at Strom Thurmond Statue) 9:15 – 9:45
Press Conference 9:45 – 10:00
Floor of State House/Balcony 10:00 – 11:30
Self Advocacy Rally & Lunch 11:30 – 12:30
Steps to take in NOW:
If you or your child lives in a group home or assisted living community, we want you to attend DAD, too! Please contact the assisted living community or group home to see if DAD is on the schedule for March 6. Ask if the home is planning transportation for DAD and, if you're a parent, offer to be a chaperone. There is a self advocate rally held at the end of the day, and it is always a highlight for attendees. With so many group home providers in the state, we should be able to flood our state house with self advocates.
Each shoe will represent someone who is not receiving the services they need to lead a happy, safe and healthy life. The shoes will fill the state house steps on March 6 to create a visual representation of just how many individuals are waiting to receive services.
To find out who your legislators are, visit www.sc.gov or call the voter registration office in your county.
Disability Advocacy Day Co-sponsors: SC Autism Society; Brain Injury Association of SC; The Arc of SC - Advocates for Rights for Citizens; SC Spinal Cord Injury Association; SC Human Service Providers, Inc.; The Disability Action Center, Inc.; SC Chapter - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD); SC Respite Coalition; Family Connection of SC; Babcock Center, Inc.; People on the Go - Self Advocacy; IMPACT; PRO-parents.