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P.O. Box 2950              
Summerville, SC 29484
office (843) 871-1285
fax     (843) 871-2929


Dorchester County Board of Disabilites  and Special Needs is proud to recommend the following organizations. Please visit their websites and take advantage of their services as needed.

Recommended External Links

SCIWAY is the Palmetto State's most popular commercial website, with over 7 million unique visitors a year. We feature information about everything from tourism and history to jobs and real estate.

South Carolina's Front Door

Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.

SC Access is YOUR guide to available resources for older adults, people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers in South Carolina. It is a program of the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.

SC Access

The purpose of Hands on Health-SC is to give the people of South Carolina a place to go to learn about health and wellness.

Hands On Health South Carolina

Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families

Autism Speaks

The Dorchester Dragons are the official Special Olympics sports teams for Dorchester County athletes with special needs. Athletes may participate in soccer, bowling, basketball, swimming, softball, and other sports depending on the season.

Dorchester County Special Olympics

Trident United Way works to strengthen the community throughout the Charleston / Berkeley / Dorchester County area by focusing on education, financial stability and health.

Trident United Way

Dorchester Children’s Center is a children’s advocacy center serving abused and neglected children and their families in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties.

Dorchester Children's Center

The Summerville Miracle League offers spring and fall baseball leagues for both children and adults with special needs.

Summerville Miracle League

The U.S. Social Security Administration provides retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits to qualifying individuals.

Social Security

Medicaid is South Carolina’s aid program for providing medical care for low-income individuals. The cost is shared by the federal and state governments.


Picture of several consumers and staff on an outdoor outing

Picture of Trident United Way Day of Caring volunteers

Picture of a member of the Dorchester Dragons Special Olympics team