Jacki Garbinsky 803-995-1413 [email protected]  

Cullen Murray-Kemp 843-732-4110 [email protected]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 1, 2021) –Family Connection of South Carolina and HealthLinks Upstate and HealthLinks Charleston Magazines announce their partnership to help increase awareness of services and resources available to families who have a child with a disability, specialized healthcare need or chronic illness.

“Since 1990, Family Connection of South Carolina has served more than 100,000 families who have a child or youth with a disability or specialized healthcare need. From birth through age 26, we are here for every milestone in a child’s life and every challenge parents may face as their children approach those milestones” said Amy Holbert, CEO of Family Connections of South Carolina. “Healthlinks magazines highlight important health and wellness information and resources for children and adults across our state. We are proud to partner with them and to have the opportunity to share the resources and services Family Connection can provide. Whether parents need emotional support, help with navigating complex health systems or assistance with education plans such an IEP, 504 or IFSP, we are here for families.”

“HealthLinks has been publishing magazines, podcasts, websites, and videos for over ten years with the goal of improving health literacy in local communities around the state of SC. In addition to improving health education, we also seek to help connect quality providers with patients in need. We believe in empowering people to take their health into their own hands.”

The March/April Editions of HealthLinks cover story covers adults living with Autism and includes an interview with Hannah Grace from Spartanburg, SC. The Anderson family received services from Family Connection soon after Hannah Grace was diagnosed with global developmental delay at age two. Lisa Anderson later became a volunteer, and then an employee of the organization. She has worked for Family Connection for 25 years. 

Access the March/April editions at: https://upstatephysicianssc.com/read/marchapril2021/ and https://www.charlestonphysicians.com/magazine/

About Family Connection:

For more than 30 years, Family Connection of South Carolina has been making connections, raising awareness, and promoting inclusion for those with disabilities. There is no cost to families for services. Help families connect with the support and resources they need to help their children thrive. Visit www.familyconnectionsc.org or call 1-800-578-8750.