IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ACDSNB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
I want to begin by thanking you for your patience and support amid the coronavirus pandemic. This has certainly not been easy for anyone. We are missing our friends more and more as each day passes. Our friends and their families are missing each other tremendously.
We all yearn to get back to our lives pre-COVID -19. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has forever changed our lives.
At this time, the state has not appeared to peak in confirmed cases. There is also the expectation social distancing may continue through June.
As much as I wish I could give guidance about re-opening our Adult Day Program or lifting visitation restrictions, there is just not enough data to support it can done safely. The health of the people we support is our number one priority. Decisions regarding when and how our programs will transition to “normal” operations will be strategic and measured to ensure the risk of exposure is minimized.
Please be safe, stay at home, use thorough handwashing techniques, and practice social distancing.
Jerrel Lynn King
Please go to www.cdc.gov/COVID19 for updated information on the Coronavirus. We are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of all individuals served, families, and staff.
Welcome to ACDSNB
The Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (ACDSNB) specializes in community and medical services for the special needs community of Anderson County, South Carolina. We serve those diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, related disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and head and or spinal cord injuries. We also service those with head and spinal cord injuries (HASCI) in both Anderson and Oconee Counties.
FEATURES OF SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
Centered around the individual
Each person who comes to us is a unique personality who deserves treatment, activities and services catered to his or her individual needs.
Responsive, efficient and accountable
Each member of our staff is trained to proactively create a welcoming, inclusive environment for our client. Staff is also trained to understand the delicate nature of some of our participants and respond in an efficient way to the personal and logistical challenges that may occur on site. We hold each of our staff members individually accountable for their actions.
Practical, positive and appropriate
We pride ourselves on facilitating the freedom of expression, relationship development and individual growth of each of our clients. To accomplish this, we ensure our environment is always conducive to positive interactions between clients and client and staff. We strictly adhere to federal and state guidelines concerning our facility, staff protocol and on site activity.
Results-oriented, continuously improving
Our philosophy of continuous improvement ensures that we are always moving towards a more perfect representation of our principles on a daily basis. We consider no metric above the actual results that we produce for our clients. If something is wrong, we fix it – bottom line.
A place for opportunities
Everyone, from staff to clients to observers, have a chance to become a more productive person for society through ACDSNB. We continuously survey the community and our own results for activities and processes that will enhance the success of our clients and those who love them. Whether participating in the lives of one of our special few, or living that life, ACDSNB strives to improve the productivity of everyone who entrusts a loved one to its care.
An environment of best practices
Our assessments are constantly revealing updated best practices to us. After the most careful of consideration, we are more than willing to share these breakthroughs with the families and loved ones of our clients. The more that our clients can experience the love and dignity that comes from a fuller understanding of their condition, the more likely they are to thrive regardless of location.
What People Say
“This may be the first job where I don’t feel like I’m going to work..this is like my second home.“
“My son, who has just turned 18, has been served by the DDSN Board with the same case manager since he was 4. My son will never be able to live his life without constant supervision and assistance. For more than a decade his case manager has been a very solid foundation I can rely on to answer questions, add or manage his services, and even point us in the right direction if something doesn't fall into her arena of expertise. Here is the thing, I am a single father. I need desperately, the help provided through this board and specifically his case manager. Thank you DDSN board for treating us like people, for constantly being there even during Special Olympics; the extra effort to come visit, at times that fit into my single parent schedule, allowing email and fax communication. For being patient with us when things aren't going so well in our very different world.“
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