About Us


The Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (ACDSNB) serves people in Anderson County, South Carolina with Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation), Related Disabilities, and Autism. We also serve people with head and spinal cord injuries (HASCI) in Anderson and Oconee Counties.

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with mental retardation, autism, head (traumatic brain injuries) and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.

VISION – WHERE WE ARE GOING?

To provide the very best services to assist persons with disabilities and their families in Anderson, South Carolina.

MISSION – WHAT WE DO!

Assist people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals; and minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.

VALUES – OUR GUIDING BELIEFS!

  • 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

PRINCIPLES – FEATURES OF SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

  • Person-centered
  • Responsive, efficient and accountable
  • Practical, positive and appropriate
  • Strengths-based, results-oriented
  • Opportunities to be productive and maximize potential
  • Best and promising practices

Meet ACDSNB Team

Tyler Rex

Executive Director

Deborah Wilson

Finance Director

Amy Shaw

Human Resources Director

Sandy Austin

In-Service Training

Jerrel Lynn King

Family Support Services Director

-Case Manager (MR/RD, Autism & HASCI)

-Early Intervention

-Respite

-Brain Injury Support Group – for more info visit: aoptbi.weebly.com

-For more info on Spinal Cord Injury visit: sciwebplace.com

TaKesha Jones-James

Day Services Director

-AdultDayWorkActivityCenter

-Day Activity

-Community Services

-Career Preparation

-Employment Services

-Re-Hab Support Services (HASCI only)

Greg Morro

Residential Services Director

-Community Training Homes (CTH II)

-Supervised Living Apartments (SLP 1 & 2)

-Nursing

-Parent Club