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Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs

 

Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs located in the Myrtle Beach/Conway area of South Carolina is dedicated to providing services and supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Head and Spinal Cord Injuries all the while ensuring the person is at the center of services delivery. Our philosophy of person centeredness is aimed at helping individuals with disabilities to become the very best version of themselves. This is accomplished through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, social and recreational opportunities, community involvement and through unleashing their creative spirit and passion through art.

The art program is designed to promote self-expression, social interaction and the development of peer relationships through various art classes. The program began with art lessons and has evolved to include pottery classes with the local Art Museum. Improvement in hand eye coordination, visual acuity and self esteem has been witnessed by many of the individuals who participate. Individuals with significant intellectual and physical challenges have realized significant emotional and personal growth through their involvement in the arts. Participants also have the availability to showcase their visual artwork for exhibition and sale at the annual Canvas and Cocktails reception and fundraiser.

Proceeds from #TAE20 will enable Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs to develop and extend the art program to offer additional art classes as well as enhance the individual’s opportunity to also engage in state-wide community art exhibitions.

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