SCPDO Disability Advocacy Day
DATE: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
LOCATION: South Carolina State House (North grounds)
TIME: 9:30 am – 12 pm
REGISTRATION: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on the north grounds of the South Carolina State House
The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations will be celebrating their 33rd Annual Disability Advocacy Day event on Wednesday, March 2nd at the South Carolina State House (North grounds).
Collectively, the member organizations of the SCPDO represent more than 500,000 people with lifelong disabilities and their families in South Carolina. Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity for these individuals and their supporters to come together with one voice to address legislators making budget decisions that directly affect their lives. Their aim is to assure self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of all children and adults with lifelong disabilities. This year’s theme, “Connect and Affect,” celebrates the contributions made by people of all abilities.
Events include a walk, a rally, and speeches by community partners, self-advocates, and others. Notable attendees include: The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; The Honorable Thomas Alexander, President of the South Carolina Senate; The Honorable Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General; a representative from the South Carolina Office of the State Treasurer; The Honorable Molly M. Spearman, South Carolina Superintendent of Education; Dr. Michelle Fry, State Director of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs; Mrs. Connie Munn, Director of the South Carolina Department on Aging; and Mr. Bill Simpson, Director of Program Integrity at the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.