Disabilities and Special Needs Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Department is operating according to a phased reopening plan.

Beginning June 1:
  • Administration building closed to the public
  • Per the State, visitors barred from residential locations
  • Virtual case services maintained during pandemic with full staff
  • Onsite residential care maintained during pandemic with full staff
  • Other operations to be determined with guidance from SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN), the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and other regulatory agencies; call the department with specific inquiries at 843-255-6300.
Beginning June 15:
  • Administration building closed to the public
  • Per the State, visitors barred from residential locations
  • Virtual case services maintained during pandemic with full staff
  • Onsite residential care maintained during pandemic with full staff
  • Other operations to be determined with guidance from SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN), the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and other regulatory agencies; call the department with specific inquiries at 843-255-6300.

Disabilities and Special Needs Department

Our mission is to provide quality services and support to our consumers and to facilitate opportunities for them to live productively and inclusively in the community.

Camp Treasure Chest

Camp Treasure Chest provides children who cannot fit into any other camp situation a chance to have a camp experience.

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Bright Beginnings Early Intervention

Beaufort County Bright Beginnings offers services in the home or day care setting to families with children age birth to 5 years who are developmentally delayed.

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DSN Advisory Board

The DSN Advisory Board advocates for individuals with disabilities and special needs who are served by the Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Department, provides assistance and advice to the Disabilities and Special Needs Department staff concerning matters of policy; and promotes community awareness of Disabilities and Special Needs Department programs and services.

DSN Board

Residential Services

Beaufort County offers a variety of residential options to meet the needs and desires of individuals with disabilities and special needs.

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Great Expectations Day Program

We help to train and place individuals with disabilities in jobs created for them according to their abilities and desires.

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ABLE Foundation

The ABLE Foundation is a strong supporting partner in our service to people with developmental disabilities.

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