The SC Disability Employment Coalition (SCDEC) formed in the fall of 2014, through funding from the SC Developmental Disabilities Council, to address employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. SCDEC stakeholders represent South Carolina employers, state and private agencies, and individuals with disabilities.
SCDEC members meet quarterly. The SCDEC has four committees that meet on a monthly basis and is comprised of over 40 stakeholder organizations and individuals.
Mission: Establish an infrastructure for South Carolinians with disabilities of private and public career supports in which policy and practice is aligned to promote integrated and competitive employment as the preferred service option and outcome.
Centralized Outreach Committee
Mission: To develop a plan where information about employment for people with disabilities will be available and marketed to businesses, people with disabilities, disability organizations, etc.
Transition to Careers Committee
Mission: To build capacity for improved understanding of Employment First-related practices, policy, and research among professionals supporting all young adults with disabilities in transition.
Mission: People with disabilities advocating for equal employment opportunities and rights.