Established in 1977 as the protection and advocacy system for the State of South Carolina, P&A is a member of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and is mandated by state and federal law to protect the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina.
P&A is a private, non-profit South Carolina corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. As required by federal law, P&A is independent of all agencies which provide treatment or other services to people with disabilities.
P&A's Mission: Protecting and advancing disability rights.
P&A's Vision: In SC, individuals with disabilities will be fully integrated into the community with control over their own lives; be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation; and have equal access to services.