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Individuals with Disabilities


Individuals who have disabilities are eligible to receive priority of services that may include financial assistance, case management, and training and supportive services as a Priority Population, defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Disabilities go beyond those that are visible. Individuals can also receive services if they have a hidden disability. Hidden disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Diabetes.
  • Anxiety.
  • Hard of Hearing.
  • Depression.
  • Cancer.
  • Struggling in school.
Through the partnerships of the SC Works system, the statewide centers provide many programs and services to those with disabilities. To learn more about programs available specifically to those with disabilities, please click on a program below.

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Bridge Program
A job-readiness program through the Commission for the Blind designed to enhance the skills needed to qualify for apprenticeships, which could lead to full-time employment.

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Federal Bonding Program
A bond that can remove perceived barriers to employment that can be leveraged by jobseekers.

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Ticket to Work
A service available to individuals with disabilities connect with employment services that may help them gain financial independence.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit
A financial incentive available to employers who hire individuals that face significant barriers to employment.

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Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act
Helps jobseekers access employment, education, training and supportive services.



Youth with Disabilities


If you are aged up to 24 you may be eligible for certain youth with disabilities programs and services. Click a program below to find out if you may be eligible:

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Group Transition Services
Services available for youth with disabilities, ages 14-24.

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Individualized Transition Services
Available for youth eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services who have an Individualized Plan for Employment.

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Pre-Employment Transition Services
For students, ages 13-21, with a 504 or Individual Education Plan.

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Project SEARCH
School-to-work partnership program with local school districts that place high school students into a work environment.

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WIOA Youth
A program that offers individuals aged up to 24 a comprehensive array of services to prepare them for education and employment attainment.



Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

There are many details that have to be organized and prepared in order for an individual to find and maintain a job including: documentation, transportation, childcare and even workplace accommodations. Click here to find additional services that may provide assistance to employment.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities at
ADA@dew.sc.gov.

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