Who We Are

disabilities board group lunch on the bleachers

The Disabilities Board of Charleston County (DBCC) is the leading provider in Charleston County for services and support for eligible children and adults through the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN).

We offer case management, a developmental child care center, adult day programs, and residential support to individuals with severe, lifelong disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.

Our extensive services and support may be provided both in the home of the person with disabilities and in dozens of facilities throughout the county and neighboring counties. We serve nearly 1,500 individuals and have approximately 400 employees.


To Support individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other related disabilities to achieve personal goals.


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