Disability Advocacy Day is funded by the member organizations of The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) and represents more than 500,000 people with lifelong disabilities and their families in South Carolina. Disability Advocacy Day is an event focused on connecting disability advocates with their legislators to talk about the policy issues and concerns that impact people with disabilities in our state.
Our goal is to educate policymakers about how state government services and policies can be improved, expanded, or strengthened on behalf of people with disabilities. SCPDO believes that it is important for the policymakers of South Carolina to hear the voices of people with disabilities and their families throughout this event. Disability Advocacy Day also provides an opportunity for advocates, self-advocates, caregivers and family members to learn about the legislative process and how to get involved in disability advocacy efforts.
Join us in planning and attending this event that is meant to educate and empower South Carolinians with disabilities, their family members and other community allies to come together on a single day to advocate on social and policy issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities in our state.
As an individual, there is no pre-registration, simply sign in at the event. The agenda will include presentations made by self-advocates and caregivers, a “march” around the state house grounds, and visits to legislative offices and more!
If you’re not already a member, in an effort to expand membership and participation, we invite your organization to join our collective efforts in providing leadership in advocating on issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The membership fee is $100 per year and it includes event registration and reserves a space for you to place an information table at the event on the State House grounds. Your organization's logo will also be displayed on all published materials promoting the event and here on our website.
Email us for a membership application.