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SC LEADS Program

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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