The Georgetown County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs was created by state legislation and county ordinance to provide services to people with disabilities and special needs in Georgetown County.

We are a certified, licensed provider and, as such, receive routine independent reviews of how we perform in-service delivery to the people we serve. We routinely score very well on independent reviews, and that data is published on SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs‘ website.

Intellectual Disability, Autism, or Related Disability

If you or a family member believes you have an intellectual disability, autism, or related disability, please call toll-free 1-800-289-7012. This toll-free line is staffed during normal business hours; however, messages can be left at any time with calls returned in the next two business days.

Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury

If you or a family member have a disability resulting from traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury or both, or a similar disability, contact HASCI Division Information & Referral (I&R) at 1-866-867-3864 (toll-free) to be screened for referral to DDSN’s HASCI division.

High-risk Infants
ages birth to 36 months

For high-risk infants ages birth to 36 months, please contact First Steps BABYNET at 1-877-621-0865. If your family member is 36 months to 6 years old,  please call toll-free 1-800-289-7012. A Care Coordinator will be assigned to assist with eligibility and once a person is determined eligible for a particular service, that Care Coordinator will offer choices of service providers in your area.

We certainly hope you might choose Georgetown’s Disabilities and Special Needs as your service provider.

The Georgetown County DSN Board is here to assist families to coordinate the appropriate care for their family member regardless of race, age, sex, or religious preferences.

Who We Serve

  • People with Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities
  • People with Autism
  • People with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Spinal Cord Injury (Hasci) and Similar Disabilities
  • High Risk Infants and Toddlers

Eligibility for Services

Please call 1-800-289-7012 for eligibility determination for intellectual disabilities, autism or related disabilities.