Statewide Coalition Hosts Disability & Benefits Employment Workshop in Columbia on June 28

COLUMBIA, SC (June 6) – The SC Disability Employment Coalition will host a free workshop exploring myths of how work affects disability benefits on Thurs., June 28, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the C. Lem Harper Building in Columbia, S.C. Register for the Columbia “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!” workshop online: http://bit.ly/Columbia-Workshop-2018

State and private organizations will be on site to discuss the services they offer to individuals with disabilities who are interested in returning to work or increasing their earnings. After the workshop, a resource fair will be held for individuals to connect directly with community organizations.

“We are committed to educating people about their rights and the services available to support them in meeting their employment goals,” says Sandy Jordan, Director of Employment Programs with Able South Carolina. “Seventy percent of individuals with disabilities in South Carolina are unemployed, but we know from experience if we eliminate barriers to employment access, these individuals can achieve success and bring value to employers.”

“Disability Benefits & Employment: Make it Work for You!” is brought to you by the SC Disability Employment Coalition. The Coalition is made possible with funding from the Administration for Community Living and the SC Developmental Disabilities Council.

“Disability Benefits & Employment: Make it Work for You!” will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 28, 2018, at the C. Lem Harper Building Auditorium, 631 Hampton Street. Interested participants can register by visiting http://bit.ly/Columbia-Workshop-2018, by calling 1-800-681-7715, or by emailing sjordan@able-sc.org.

ABOUT THE SC DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT COALITION

The SC Disability Employment Coalition (SCDEC) formed in the fall of 2014 to address employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. SCDEC is comprised of over 40 stakeholders that represent SC employers, state and private agencies, and individuals with disabilities. To learn more, please visit www.scdisabilityemploymentcoalition.org.