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"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 23 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.


We are 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 three micro-businesses operated by members and staff: PEP Ceramics, PEP Lawn and Home Care Service, and PEP Ergonomics Solutions.



PEP's Recreation and Leisure programs allow members to engage in activities within the community, such as bowling, golfing, movies, and bike riding, as well as field trips to the zoo, the fair, and festivals.


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



Let your loved one experience everything PEP has to offer and watch them thrive through our programs and services!

PEP Newsletter - Dec 2019 ~ front page.P

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Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)

39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 681-8413

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