Living Independently – Resources for People with Disabilities.
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AAPD – American Association of People with Disabilities
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAPT – Americans with Disabilities for Attendant Programs Today
APRIL – Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
ARC – The ARC of South Carolina
Advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities.
ATBCB – Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board aka The Access Board
DOE – Department of Education
DOJ – Department of Justice
DREDF – Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
HUD – Dept of Housing and Urban Development
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
ILRU – Independent Living Research Utilization
“National center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living”
NCD – National Council on Disability
NCIL – National Council on Independent Living
Keeps all CIL’s and SILC’s informed of national issues (conference in Washington each year).
OCR – Office for Civil Rights
ODEP – Office of Disability Employment Policy
OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
RSA – Rehabilitation Services Administration
RTCIL – Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Rehab Act – Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Most comprehensive Act governing programs for people with disabilities containing 11 different titles, and sections including section 504 preventing discrimination and Title VII which governs SILC’s and CIL’s.
South Carolina Access
An online information and referral source.
SCAD – South Carolina Association of the Deaf
SCCB aka SCCOB – South Carolina Commission of the Blind
SCDDC – South Carolina Developmental Disability Council
SCDDSN – South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
SCDHEC – South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
SCDHHS – South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
SCDMH – South Carolina Department of Mental Health
SCESC – South Carolina Departent of Employment Workforce
SCVRD – South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
TLG – Through the Looking Glass
Child, Parent, or Grandparent with disability or medical issue.
TTW – Ticket To Work
508 Guide for Students
WIIA – Work Incentives Improvement Act