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SC LEADS Program

Lunch Series : Support Your Student in Transition

The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Assocition is hosting a weekly virtual "lunch hour" series for students with a disability and anyone working with students with a disability to help continue our mission of educating and training on self-advocacy for students with disabilities.

These one-hour training sessions will feature topics such as self-determination, IEPs, and transition services to keep you informed on how to help your student or child take an active role in their education.


Lunch Series will be held each Tuesday in July from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

For whom?

Anyone working with students with disabilities or students in transition!

What will we cover?

The following organizations will each be doing one-hour weekly sessions:

July 6 - Understaning the IEP with Family Connection of SC

July 13 - Planning for Transition: Beginning with the End in Mind with Richland County School District 1

July 20 - Transition 101 – Strategies and Resources for a Successful Transition with the Transition Alliance of South Carolina

July 27 - Planning for Transition with SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Register Here


Past Summer Series

"Fostering and Promoting Self-Advocacy and Independence" with ABLE SC - May 20

"Self-Determination: Independence and choice for people with disabilities" with Transition Alliance of SC - May 27, 2020

"Accessing Transition Services" with DDSN - June 3, 2020

"Understanding the IEP" with Family Connection of SC - June 10, 2020

"Accessing Transition Services" with SC Vocational Rehabilitation - June 17, 2020




Lesson 1 - Disability Education and Awareness 

Lesson 2 - The IEP

Lesson 3 - Self-Advocacy

Lesson 4 - Effective Communication



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"The attitude and self-advocacy skills of students with disabilities may be two of the most important factors in determining their success or failure in postsecondary education."

-- US Department of Education


The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association is so excited to announce our NEW program, thanks to a generous grant from South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.  SC LEADS will begin in the middle schools of the Midlands and surrounding counties in January 2019.  Our goal is to help eighth graders with disabilities develop their self-advocacy skills in an effort to make them more successful in their transition to high school and beyond.  We will be working within middle schools to teach once a month 45 minute class sessions centered on disability awareness, self awareness & determination, listening & communication skills, leadership skills, and so much more.  If you are interested in participating, or know a school you'd like to see our program in, please contact Sarah Brownson, Program Manager for more information by emailing sarah [at] or calling 803-252-2198.

Program Letter


We are currently in 18 schools across 7 school districts and 4 counties!!!



Dutchfork Middle School

Chapin Middle School

Longleaf Middle School

Busbee Creative Arts Academy

Batesburg-Leesville Middle School

Scotts Branch Middle High School

Camden Middle School

White Knoll Middle School

Pine Ridge Middle School

Fulmer Middle School

Northside Middle School

St Andrews Middle School

Gibbes Middle School

Hopkins Middle School

Southeast Middle School

Hand Middle School

Crayton Middle School

W.A. Perry Middle School