Welcome to Family Connection!

Families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other, offering support, guidance and encouragement. Because of this, all of our programs and services are family centered and based on the concept of parent-to-parent support. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have a question along the way, we offer a variety of services and resources that can help.


Where to start?

Changing lives by making connections, raising awareness, and promoting inclusion for those with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

News and Events

Look! Forward Photography Exhibit

Family Connection is hosting the LOOK! photography exhibit in the Midlands for the first time this year.

This year, Look! Forward showcases the beauty and strength of children, teens and young adults who are living full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need.

On display the full month of April at the Tapp's Arts Center in downtown Columbia, the photos truly capture the personalities and strength of those featured, allowing others to easily connect and see them with their hearts.

Family Support

Connect to families like yours today!

Family Connection of South Carolina has a long history of providing parent-to-parent support to families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. Each year, hundreds of families in our state are connected with veteran "mentor" parents who have walked a similar journey.

We're here to help. Make a connection today!

Healthcare

Have a question about insurance or healthcare?

Need help navigating the system of medical care and insurance coverage for those with disabilities or special health care needs? Our healthcare team can help you with questions related to private insurance, Medicaid, TEFRA, appeals, waivers and managed care information. We can provide applications and support in person or over the phone.

Education

Have a question about your child's education?

The education process is as unique as your child. As the state’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI), Family Connection’s goal is to provide accurate and relevant information to increase the knowledge and skills of parents, young adults and professionals.

Training

Learn more with these training opportunities.

Family Connection provides a variety of conferences, workshops and webinars to ensure you have the knowledge needed to be the best advocate possible for your child.

Support Our Work

Working to keep your dreams alive!

Our focus is ensuring that families and individuals with disabilities or special healthcare needs have the support, knowledge and skills they need to advocate for themselves. The hope and goal is that every individual will be able to reach their full potential.

Available programs and services

  • Self-advocacy and parent leadership training
  • Leadership opportunities for parents and youth