Programs and Agencies

State Department of Education: Special Education

Marlene Metts, Director
State Department of Education
Office of Exceptional Children
1429 Senate Street, Room 808
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8806
E-mail: mametts@ed.sc.gov
Web: http://www.myscschools.com

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Laurie Strickland
Dept. of Health & Environmental Control/Baby Net
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-0662
E-mail: strickll@dhec.sc.gov
Web: http://www.scdhec.gov/health/mch/cshcn/programs/babynet/index.htm
Web: http://www.myscschools.com

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 – 5

Norma Donaldson-Jenkins, Education Associate
State Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children
1429 Senate Street, 8th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8811
Fax: (803) 734-4824
E-mail: njenkins@sde.state.sc.us

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

P. Charles LaRosa, Jr., Commissioner
Vocational Rehabilitation Department
1410 Boston Avenue, P.O. Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171-0015
Phone: (803) 896-6504

Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities

Steve Abbott, Education Associate
State Coordinator of Vocational Edu. for Students with Disabilities
Rutledge Building, 9th Floor, Room 924
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8486
E-mail: sabbott@sde.state.sc.us