South Carolina 

Services for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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We provide services throughout the State of South Carolina for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that qualify for services through the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN). 

Shared Living Services

Our Shared Living services provide supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the residence of a qualified, contracted provider. The Shared Living home is a cooperative sharing of space and supports between adults, where an individual becomes part of the fabric of the provider's life, family, home, and community.  Shared Living providers may assist with daily living skills, budgeting, cooking, medication administration, and transportation.

Supported Employment Services

Our Supported Employment Program is an enhanced program service option for adults with intellectual disabilities and/or acquired brain injuries who require support in finding and maintaining competitive employment in their community. We provide individuals with the opportunity to earn at or above minimum wage and learn new skills through job placement, 1:1 training at the worksite and on-going services after the coaching transition.

Management Staff
Leslie Adkins
State Director

Leslie is the State Director of South Carolina with over 30 years’ experience in the Human Services field supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injuries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and has worked in many different capacities including direct care, case management, program development, vocational supports, and residential services. Leslie chose this path to support people in finding services that will improve their quality of life.  She is invested in developing the services provided in South Carolina to fill much needed gaps in the system of care.

email: leslie.adkins@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Jamie Woodward
Residential Program Manager

Jamie is the Residential Program Manager in South Carolina. Jamie graduated from Columbia College in 2013 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and also holds a Master’s of Education from the University of South Carolina. Prior to working at LifeConnections, Jamie worked in a variety of areas to provide support services to people with Intellectual and Related Disabilities, Autism, and Head and Spinal Cord Injuries. Jamie has prior experience in the fields of Case Management, Residential Services, Quality Assurance, and Early Intervention. Jamie has a passion for helping ensure that people of all abilities have the opportunity to live their best lives!

email: jamie.woodward@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Ceciley Hall-McCaster
Supported Employment Program Manager

Ceciley Hall-McCaster has been supporting individuals with lifelong disabilities in finding competitive employment in their communities since 1994.  She began her career in human services working in a sheltered workshop but soon realized that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to transition into jobs in the community.  Since her transition into the Supported Employment field, Ceciley has changed the lives of hundreds of people by finding them work and empowering them to create opportunities to meet their goals of self-sufficiency.  Ceciley became a Supported Employment Program Manager in South Carolina with LifeConnections in March of 2020 and has built the program from the ground up.  Her passion and drive to promote independence for the individuals that she supports is immeasurable. 

email: ceciley.hall@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Contact us today:

Address:

810 Dutch Square Boulevard

Suite 104

Columbia, SC 29210

Phone:

(803) 708-5081

Fax:

(803) 845-4965