Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Our Mission is to provide services and supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Head or Spinal Cord Injuries utilizing and person centered approach to achieve their goals in partnership with the community and families.
The Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board was created August 28, 1984 as Horry County Mental Retardation and then amended on June 12, 1995 whereby changing the name to Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs Board. The goal was to provide services to people in Horry County with developmental disabilities. After governmental restructuring in 1993, services expanded to include those with autism, head and spinal cord injury and related disabilities. The board is a private not for profit 501(c) 3 organization.
The Board is composed of 11 volunteer members who are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina after being recommended by the Horry County Legislative Delegation. Each geographical area of the county is represented by a Board member.The Board’s primary contractual partner is the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
Funding for services is provided through the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Medicaid, Horry County United Way, City of Myrtle Beach, Waccamaw Regional Foundation for Horry County Disabilities, and fund raising efforts.
- Caroline Ewing – Chair
- Anna Gaskin – Vice Chair
- Lonnie B. Chestnut – Secretary
- Jackie Browder – Treasurer
- Edwin Hinds
- Phyllis Floyd
- Kelli Barker
- Stephen Avinger
- Dr. Henry D. Cross, III
- A. Martin Bellamy
- Patricia Milley
The following is a list of meeting dates for the Board of Directors of Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs for Calendar Year 2018:
Previous Meeting Agenda and Minutes: