In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent school closures, Able SC has released a new program that allows students with disabilities to connect with one another and learn practical life skills online.
For at least the next two weeks, any and all students with disabilities in South Carolina can join these free, online classes on topics such as time management from home, fact-checking news, managing stress, self-advocacy at the doctor’s office, and more.
“This is a great opportunity for students to interact with their peers and manage their stress during a time when they are all likely either bored at home or stressed about the outbreak,” said Paige Maxwell, director of youth transition programs at Able SC. “It’s our job to be there for the youth that we serve, regardless of whether or not school is in session. That’s why we have adapted quickly so that they can continue learning and interacting safely while the schools are closed.”
These free, online classes are available to all youth with disabilities in South Carolina. Registration is open and required through this form.
Students with disabilities who are looking for assistance in planning their futures, finding jobs or learning to live independently can learn more at www.able-sc.org.