Your Journey.

Our Commitment.

Providing services and supports to people with Intellectual and Related disabilities, Head and spinal cord injuries, and autism.

Formerly Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs

Supporting Family And Loved Ones With Services That Include:

Direct & Indirect Services

The Ability Beyond Barriers Board operates programs directly and provides services both directly and indirectly. 

Case Management

Case Management is the foundation for all services delivered or coordinated by Ability Beyond Barriers. Ability Beyond Barriers has been providing exceptional case management services since 1984.

Residential Support

The Ability Beyond Barriers Board operates a variety of residential programs in Horry County. There are currently two 8-bed houses, ten 4-bed houses, one 10-unit apartment complex and an independent living program.

Day Services

New Ideas Industries is the day services component of the Ability Beyond Barriers Board. The Board operates two Work Activity Centers, one in Conway and the other in Loris.

Head & Spinal Cord Injury

Ability Beyond Barriers offers services for persons who have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury, or a similar disability.


A Waiver is a provision in the Federal Medicaid guidelines that allows people who meet specific criteria the opportunity to receive services and supports that enable them to live in their community or at home with their families.

Join Our Team

Working for Ability Beyond Barriers is a fantastic opportunity for professional growth, while making a difference in our local area.

In The News

Horry County Disabilities And Special Needs Will Be Doing Business As Ability Beyond Barriers

After 41 years being known as Horry County Mental Retardation, then as Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs; our name ...
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Jackie Browder – One Of Our Founders

It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to one of our founders. Jackie Browder passed away after a ...
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Allan Cornell Named Interim Executive Director

The Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors appointed Allan Cornell as the Interim Executive Director at their ...
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