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35th Annual Disability Advocacy Day

Time of Event:  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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A picture shows disability advocates stand on the South Carolina State House with signs.  Black text above the picture reads: #DisabilityAdvocacyDaySC. Black text below the picture reads: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. Additional text reads: Meet us on the state house steps!

The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) is a coalition of organizations whose aim is to assure self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with severe lifelong disabilities in all aspects of society. Collectively, we advocate for more than 500,000 people with severe, lifelong disabilities in South Carolina.

Disability Advocacy Day is a grassroots effort organized by advocacy organizations all across the state to educate our governor and legislators about the lives, challenges, and needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.

We invite the public, lawmakers, and community partners to attend the 35th Annual Disability Advocacy Day celebration on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, to bring about a call to action to remove barriers to success and preserve services and support for people with disabilities. We will gather on the North grounds of the South Carolina State House. Events include a walk, a rally, and speeches by community partners, self-advocates, and others.

Every individual in the disability community has a unique story to tell whether a parent, sibling, professional, extended family member or supporter. Stories are a powerful advocacy tool. In many cases, storytelling is necessary to help give lawmakers an accurate picture of the reality of people’s lives. It allows them to truly understand the challenges that families face so they can see how their decisions have a direct impact on their lives. When you share your story with your representatives, it helps them remember that when policy decisions are being made about people who have disabilities, it’s affecting the lives of real people. By helping your legislator see what life looks like where you stand, you can help improve the conditions for everyone who has a disability, their families, and caregivers. Your story cannot be wrong; it is your own, personal experience, and your experience has value and meaning.

If you would like to know more about Disability Advocacy Day and how you can get involved, please email us at


Additional Registration Information
Meet us at the South Carolina State House (North grounds) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the welcome, opening remarks, and speakers scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. If you are planning to attend, please fill out the registration form below. Please visit for more information or email us at if you have any questions. 

If your organization would like to reserve a space to place an information table at the event, please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your space. 

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