General Resources

Whether you are a current LVS client, are interested in applying to become a client, or are looking for other eye care resources in South Carolina, these general resources can connect you with the programs you need.

Able South Carolina
Able SC is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services.

American Foundation for the Blind
As a national nonprofit with offices in five U.S. cities, the American Foundation for the Blind is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC
ABVI enriches the quality of life of the blind and visually impaired, with an emphasis on vision rehabilitation services. They are based in Charleston, SC and have been in operation for over 80 years.

College Planning Guide for Students with Disabilities is a student-focused publication dedicated to delivering data-driven research and insights to aid students and educational institutions nationwide. This planning guide is for students with learning disabilities to ensure they understand their rights, potential accommodations, and scholarships available specifically to them.

Leader Dogs for the Blind
Leader Dogs for the Blind is a guide dog training organization located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It was founded in 1939 by Lions Club members.

National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest organization led by blind people in the United States. In South Carolina there are a dozen local chapters and divisions across the state.
Provides information about state agencies, elected officials, local governments, education, business, tourism and more.

South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Uses technology devices and services to help people with disabilities live, work and learn more independently. This organization provides the devices that increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities for people with disabilities.

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Helps residents of South Carolina who are blind or have a visual impairment gain independence and take advantage of opportunities for financial advancement.

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Plans, develops, oversees, and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, and similar disabilities.

South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Supports the recovery of people with mental illnesses through a statewide network of community mental health centers, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Provides a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina.

South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Provides an individualized array of services to help people with disabilities find employment.

South Carolina Department on Aging
Enhances the quality of life for seniors in South Carolina. The SCDOA works with a network of regional and local organizations to develop and manage services that help seniors remain independent in their homes and in their communities.

South Carolina Free Clinic Association
South Carolina’s Free Clinics are an essential part of our state’s safety-net healthcare system, providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to the state’s uninsured.

South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services
This is a consumer resource for obtaining talking book versions of popular magazines, books, and reference materials.

The Vision Institute
TVI is a non-profit entity committed to promoting achievement, independence and accessibility for people who are visually impaired or blind. Their services include school age instruction, independent living, iCanConnect, and driving with low vision.

Transition Alliance of South Carolina
TASC specializes in providing assistance to school districts working to improve post school outcomes for youth with disabilities.

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