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.

Learn more about our work in our 2017 Annual Report.

Where to start?

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

News and Events

March 19 - 20, 2018

The conference provides an opportunity for professionals, family members and self advocates to learn more about the resources and support available to the special needs community. Family members are also able to connect with professionals who care for children of all ages with various disabilities and long-term healthcare issues. This increased collaboration between parents and professionals sets the stage for all children and individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

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!


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.


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.


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