The Disabilities Board of Charleston County (DBCC) is part of a state-wide network of disabilities and special needs boards created by the SC Legislature. Local DSN boards contract with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) to provide services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities. DBCC serves over 1800 individuals with disabilities in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties.
Services and supports available through DBCC include early intervention, service coordination, child services at the Charles Webb Center, adult day services (vocational and non-vocational programs), and residential services. Funding for servicescomes from SCDDSN, through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers, Family Support Funds, respite funds, and limited state funding.
To assist people with disabilities in meeting their needs, pursuing their dreams and achieving their goals; and to minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.
The health, safety and well-being of each person
Dignity and respect for each person
Individual and family participation, choice, control and responsibility
Relationships with family, friends and community connections
Personal growth and accomplishments
Full community inclusion and participation