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Strengthening Community for
Individuals with Disabilities

Greenville CAN is an initiative of the Barbara Stone Foundation. Together, we are committed to making Greenville County a better place to live for individuals with disabilities.

Born out of a desire to remove barriers for people with disabilities and in partnership with the Barbara Stone Foundation’s Greenville CAN initiative, the City of Greenville is proud to offer a comprehensive guide to improve customer experience.
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Adaptive Play Day

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • Join us for an exciting day of fun at the FREE Adaptive Play Day for youth and adults with disabilities!
  • Try out all types of local recreation programs
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., drop-in anytime
  • Location: Kroc Center Greenville, 424 Westfield St. Greenville, SC 29601
  • FREE Event!!!

Join us for Greenville CAN’s Lunch & Learn Series! We host local disability-related nonprofits to come present on the second Thursday of every month, at the Kroc Center, located at 424 Westfield Street in Greenville.

Each month, one local agency will present about their services followed by networking time for attendees.

People with disabilities, their families, local service providers and other professionals are always invited to attend.


Discover Unique Insights Through The Words Of Individuals With Disabilities

  • Doors Open – 6:00pm
  • Barbara Stone Foundation Fall Community Innovations Grant Awards/Cocktail Reception – 6:30 p.m.
  • Main CAN Talks Event – 7:00 p.m.
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Our Mission

Greenville CAN (Collaborative Action Network) is a coalition of self advocates, service providers, families, caregivers, and professionals working to make Greenville County a better place to live for individuals with disabilities. Our Vision is a fully inclusive and accessible community, with equitable opportunities for all.

Greenville CAN serves as a positive champion for disability related issues – connecting and convening community partners to facilitate action and share resources. We then utilize those collective resources to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and strengthen the community.

System Change

Equitable Opportunities

Individuals with disabilities can flourish when community, cultural, and organizational systems and policies provide equitable opportunities for all.

Equity ensures individuals get the support and access they need to participate fully in our society. Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in common areas of community life including employment, recreation, arts, sports, and civic engagement.

Changing community, cultural, and organizational systems and policies requires a collective commitment to a long-term vision that may take generations to come to fruition.

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We need your support...

Within our generation, people with disabilities were locked away from society with a belief that they had nothing useful to contribute.  Although much progress has been made in the past fifty years, individuals with disabilities still struggle to be seen, heard, valued, and included.

YOU can be the difference.  Together, we can achieve our vision of a community where all individuals with disabilities flourish.

Removing barriers for
people with disabilities
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