Millions with Autism and no supports


7.37m Americans have Autism
6.14m have no residential supports
1,304,480 in SC have a disability
28,000+ in SC wait 7-15 years for funds

23,000 in SC group homes (1-6 persons)

200 on SC crisis lists for placement
35 states have Olmstead Plans
South Carolina has no Olmstead Plan

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Autism Services Provider | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

What is the “HCBS Final Rule?”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services Home and Community-Based
Services (HCBS) Final Rule ensures
individuals have full access to the
benefits of community living and the
opportunity to receive services in the
most appropriate integrated setting.

Survey: People with Disabilities

The results report clear needs for
advancing community living and the
Final Rule in South Carolina:

  1. Reduce waiting lists for Waiver funds
  2. Address health care workforce crisis
  3. Create employment programs
  4. Develop diverse, affordable housing
  5. Enhance transportation options
  6. Advance assistive technologies
  7. Improve care coordination services

And, fund and publish a SC Olmstead Plan.

What is an Olmstead Plan?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1999 Olmstead
ruling states that people with disabilities are
entitled to choose services that suit their
individual preferences and needs for
integrated settings. In response, states
developed Olmstead action plans. For more
than 20 years, our state has had no plan.