Specialized Service Partners

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These partners are working with diverse and unique populations, including Latino, military and special needs, to provide specialized services to home visiting agencies and families.


BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under three years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays. BabyNet matches the special needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays with the professional resources available within the community. Services are provided in everyday routines, activities and places relevant to the life of the family. BabyNet is funded and regulated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and managed through South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness.

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Beginnings SC

Beginnings SC works with parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf and hard of hearing parents, and the professionals that work with these families–all across South Carolina. They focus on parent education and guidance, technical assistance and training, hearing screenings, advocacy and policy and awareness as education.

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Family Advocacy Program

The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and Families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Their services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life.

They are also dedicated to helping soldiers and families with the complex challenges related to domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect. They focus We focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.

In addition, the Army is supporting a New Parent Support Program for active-duty service members and their families who are expecting their first child or have at least one child under the age of 3.

Learn more about the services offered at Ft. Jackson, including office hours and contact information.

Family Connections

Family Connections is a statewide non-profit organization that links families of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities with resources, support and education.  They provide support to parents with a child or family member with any special healthcare need, such as an upcoming surgery, developmental delays, premature birth, physical limitations and all diagnoses including austism, asthma ADHD and cerebral palsy. Support for families includes a family-to-family network, statewide offices and programs to educate and empower families and their children to live rich and fulfilling lives in spite of many changes.

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Federation of Families

The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization established to serve the families of children with any degree of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorder. The services and programs offered by the Federation are designed to meet the individual and varying needs of families around the state. Through support networks, educational materials, publications, conferences/workshops and other activities, the Federation provides many avenues of support for families of children with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorders.

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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a program that links families to existing, community-based resources and services for children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or learning problems. Help Me Grow is a free resource that is available to parents of children birth to eight years old who reside in Greenville, Pickens, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Help Me Grow empowers parents by connecting them with the help they need.

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Inclusion Collaborative

The South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative (Inclusion Collaborative) provides individualized training and technical assistance for child care providers to support the inclusion of children with disabilities/developmental delays in child care programs. Inclusion specialists work directly with child care staff and program administrators to increase the use of evidence-based practices that lead to access and meaningful participation for all children. Through active collaboration with partnering agencies and organizations, they  help child care providers stay connected with resources and opportunities to increase the quality of care and education provided to children and families in South Carolina.

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PASOs provides culturally responsive education on family health, early childhood, and positive parenting skills; individual guidance for participants in need of resources; and partnership with health care and social service providers to help them provide more effective services.

Founded in 2005, PASOs helps the Latino community and service providers work together for strong and healthy families. They are a community-based organization whose central office is affiliated with the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

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