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

Call for Proposals!

The 2017 Hopes and Dreams Conference is seeking proposals for our 2017 Hopes and Dreams Conference that reflects the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice and cognizant of issues of inclusion and disabilities. Visit our Call for Proposals page to learn more how to submit a proposal.

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Family Connection of South Carolina is a statewide nonprofit organization that connects families of children with special healthcare needs or disabilities with helpful resources, support and education.

We provide support to parents with a child with any special healthcare need, such as an upcoming surgery, developmental delays, premature birth, physical limitations, and all diagnoses including, but not limited to autism, asthma, ADHD, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Our support for families includes a vast family-to-family network and a host of programs that educate, inspire and empower families and their children to live rich, fulfilling lives.

We are also the parent center for special education services throughout the state, so we remain the point of contact as children transition through the education system, post secondary education and to adulthood.

Family Connection SC is South Carolina’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) funded by the U.S. Department of Education to improve the outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities through information, training and support for their families and caregivers as well as develop partnerships for systemic improvement. We are committed to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.

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