The CCSD Department of Exceptional Children designs, delivers, and implements enhanced systems of supports that meet the unique needs of students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be college and career-ready, independent, productive citizens.
Pattison’s Academy is an education and rehabilitation academy providing comprehensive, year-round programs to support children with disabilities and their families. Our collaborative model integrates therapy and education to create a unique, individualized and intensive learning environment for every child that enters our doors.
Dorchester County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs
The Dorchester County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs develops, coordinates and operates services and programs for persons with intellectual disabilities, autism, and head and spinal cord injuries in Dorchester County. The Dorchester County Board of Disabilities is a non-profit, quasi-governmental agency governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of South Carolina upon recommendation of Dorchester County Council.
MISSION: Dorchester School District Two leading the way, every student, every day, through relationships, rigor, and relevance. VISION: Dorchester School District Two desires to be recognized as a “World Class” school district, expecting each student to achieve at his/her optimum level in all areas, and providing all members of our district family with an environment that permits them to do their personal best.
We at PSL Services/STRIVE are committed to being part of the community and assisting people with emotional and intellectual disabilities to live with dignity and respect as active members of our community. At PSL Services/STRIVE we work with the individuals who have selected us to support them in the life they have chosen.
Head Start is a free program for young children from low-income families. Children who participate take part in fun activities which help develop educational and social skills. They also receive nutritious meals, health care, and play in a supervised setting. Our programs strive to deliver quality services to children and their families. Head Start helps all children succeed.
The SCPITC promotes responsive, relationship-based approach to infant/toddler care. The positions advocated by the South Carolina PITC are based in sound child development and family support research, theory and practice. The SCPITC is adapted from the Program for Infant/Toddler Care in California at the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies which is recognized nationally and internationally for their effective training strategies emphasizing an approach that encourages self-reflection and builds on the strengths of individual programs and teachers.
The Charis Academy mission is to provide an exceptional, multi-sensory, academic environment that is student centered, family focused, and resource rich. Charis is designed to meet the specific educational needs of the different learner including but, not limited to, children living with Mild Autism, ADHD, or other similar educational challenges.
ClemsonLIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is a post-secondary education program with the specific purpose of helping young adults with intellectual disabilities obtain the life skills necessary to gain employment and live independently.
The REACH Program at the College of Charleston is a four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that promotes the advancement of knowledge and skill.