Burton Center is a nonprofit agency that serves people with disabilities & special needs, including autism, intellectual disabilities, spinal cord injuries, head injuries and related disabilities. Services are free-of-charge to those who meet specific criteria according to the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. Services are available for individuals and their families in the Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda county areas.

Since 1971, we have experienced incredible growth at the Burton Center. Now, the center serves over 1,000 people each year and has over 425 employees.

Services at the Burton Center include transportation services with over 65 vans and buses 4,400 miles each day. Each individual is provided transportation to the center and then back home in the afternoon. Services also include Case Management, Day Services, Residential Services, Employment Services, Family Support and much more.

Case Management

For adults and children who need help obtaining services, managing schedules, and creating goals, the Burton team is here to help. A Case Manager is assigned to each individual and checks in on a regular basis. Your Case Manager will help locate and coordinate services to meet your individual needs.

Adult Day Programs

Adult Day Programs are designed for adults over the age of 21 and provide a safe environment for work and training in vocational skills. 

Each participant is trained in vocational skills to help them work towards independence and personal growth. These valuable skills are learned through in-house contracts and projects for local businesses. These adults earn money as they progress towards employment in the community. For more information about Employment Programs at Burton, please call (864)942-8900.

Residential Services

Burton Center currently offers 26 community residences within the Due West, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Saluda, and Ware Shoals areas. Each home offers round-the-clock care, supervision, counseling, training and recreation to help individuals live as independently as possible. From intermediate care to supervised living programs, Burton Center provides the support that people with disabilities and their families need.

Family Support Services

With support in the home, individuals with disabilities can often remain at home. Starting with early intervention and including genetic evaluation, counseling, respite, financial assistance, rehabilitation and extended summer support, Burton Center’s Family Support Services can make a difference.

Learn how case management will play a role in matching needed services with specific needs of the individual.