Visit our Ceramics Store

Due to COVID we have not been able to go out to the community as much as we used to. However, we've had the opportunity to make beautiful ceramic pieces for our store front at 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2 and also for some other charitable organizations using them for events!  If you would like holiday ornaments or anything special made, please contact us!

Celebrate with us as PEP marks 25 years of enhancing the lives of special needs adults! 

PEP will host an online auction November 6-16, 2020 to begin the celebration of the 25 years PEP has provided services in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.  Due to COVID-19, a live event will be postponed until the spring.  If you would like to make a donation to the auction or plan to bid on items, please contact the PEP Development Office at 843.681.8021.

We will let post the auction link HERE so you can register for the auction. 


Your support has always been important, and even more so now. PEP is partially supported by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs based on attendance. Until PEP is fully operational, we have to supplement other income to maintain PEP's staff and building. We are thankful and appreciative of your continued support during this unprecedented time!


"Promoting independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities."

Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) has been serving the Lowcountry for 25 years. As a licensed 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, our mission is to promote independence, social interaction and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.


PEP is a licensed adult activity center serving adults with intellectual disabilities within Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

Our programs include contracted work opportunities within the local community for members to learn and develop skills under the instruction of trained staff vocational instructors. We also have two micro-businesses operated by members and trained staff: PEP Ceramics and PEP Lawn Care.

Our on-site vocational training includes cooking, reading,computer lab,exercise, safety, and hygiene.

PEP members can be seen out and about in the communities of Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Pre-COVID we took frequent trips to the parks and bowling at Station 300. Our members are active in Special Olympics bowling, track and field, tennis and basketball.  

We hope to be back at the Bluffton Farmers Market on Thursdays from  1 - 6 PM soon!  In the meantime, come see  member made pottery pieces as well as a variety of crafts in our storefront store at 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2, Bluffton.

If you would like to learn more about PEP for a loved one, please contact us to see how PEP can help them thrive through our programs and services!


Contact Us

Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)

39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 681-8413

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