Who is Eligible for Services?

People who reside in Anderson County that have one of the following disabilities:

-Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) or a Related Disability


For pre-screening and referral, contact the TOLL FREE Referral Line at 1-800-289-7012

People who reside in Anderson or Oconee Counties that have one of the following disabilities:

-Spinal Cord Injury

-Brain Injury

For pre-screening and referral, contact the TOLL FREE Referral Line at 1-866-867-3864

How is Eligibility Determined?

To determine if someone is eligible for services, please note the following categories in the MR/RD Division for AndersonCounty:

-Intellectual Disability/ Mental Retardation

The individual must have onset of disability before age 18 and must meet eligibility requirements.

-Related Disabilities

The individual must have onset of disability prior to 22nd birthday and meet eligibility requirements.


The individual must have a diagnosis and meet the DSM IV criteria for Autism.

HASCI - Head And Spinal Cord Injury Division for Anderson and Oconee Counties

To be eligible for services in the HASCI Division the individual must have severe and substantial functional limitations as a result of the injury.

The Anderson County DSN Board’s HASCI Division serves individuals in both Anderson and OconeeCounties. Both HASCI Service Coordinators are Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

After someone has been referred and the intake has been sent to the appropriate or local agency, someone from the local office will contact you regarding the referral. You will be asked to sign several forms and we will begin the records request process. These records are very important to the eligibility process and all records and information are kept confidential. Sometimes it may be necessary for us to require additional information such as a psychological evaluation to determine IQ scores. One must have an IQ and Adaptive score less than 70 to be considered intellectually disabled but all referrals are considered on a case by case basis. When we have all of the necessary information, it is put together into a packet and sent to the Consumer Assessment Team (CAT) in Columbia for consideration. The team of professionals including a Psychologist and a Nurse make the determination and inform the local agency. You will be informed as soon as the information has been received. You do have the right to appeal and that information will be given to you at that time if necessary.

Please Note: Being approved for SCDDSN eligibility does not guarantee that specific services will be received as these will be dependent upon documentation of the need and availability of a program or service or availability of a program/service opening. In the absence of a program/service opening individuals may be placed on a waiting list for that program/service. Furthermore, if approved for SCDDSN eligibility, and there is a need for placement in a SCDDSN-sponsored residential setting, such a placement will depend upon demonstration of a need for placement and upon the availability of a bed in a SCDDSN-sponsored residential setting most appropriate to the consumer’s need. SCDDNS may bill private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and/or any other third party payer for any covered services provided by SCDDSN and no family member or legar guardian will be held responsible for cost not covered by that payer.