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DDSN [Part 2] 2023

A Limited Review of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs: New and Continuing Issues at DDSN [Part 2 of 2]
October 2023


Members of the S.C. General Assembly requested that we conduct an audit of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN).


  • Determine if DDSN is providing needed and timely services to consumers.
  • Determine if DDSN is protecting consumers from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Review staffing and operations at regional centers to determine what issues exist.
  • Review training documentation for Commissioners, DDSN staff, and consumers to determine if training is adequate and if it has been completed as required.
  • Gauge how effectively DDSN staff communicate and work with each other as well as with other stakeholders.
  • Determine if DDSN has complied with the state procurement code and agency certifications for procurements.