Making a Difference for those with Intellectual Disabilities

Making a Difference for those with Intellectual Disabilities

This week’s theme: Making a Difference for those with Intellectual Disabilities

Creating a world that empowers people with intellectual disabilities, particularly those on the autism spectrum, requires a collaborative effort. It necessitates continual support, empathy, and a dedication to creating inclusive communities in which everyone, regardless of ability, can thrive and contribute their unique assets to the world.

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Sarah Pope

Sarah has been working in the field of disabilities for over 40 years. Over the last 14 years created multiple programs at SOS Care to assist the autism and IDD population across their life span.

Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of SOS Care, a non-profit serving children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities, Sarah has spent her life making use of every opportunity to better serve the community.

She has previously served as a group home manager, lead ABA Therapist, Job Coach, Camp Counselor, Rehabilitation and Supports Coordinator for Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs, Director of Parent Educator Resource Services for Horry County Schools, as well as a foster parent.

Sarah uses her 35+ years of experience working with individuals with disabilities to be the creative mind behind SOS’s programs and services. Over the years, Sarah has expanded SOS’s programs, client base, and areas served throughout South Carolina all in service of empowering individuals and families throughout our community.

Connect with Sarah:

Website: SOS Care

Social media accounts:

SOS Oak Tree Farm
SOS Care at Charleston
SOS Care
Bean Dreaming

Quote of the Day:

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” ~Marian Wright Edelman


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