"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 and PEP Lawn Care.

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

We can be seen out and about in the communities of Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. We take 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 are  also at the Bluffton Farmers Market on Thursdays from  1 - 6 PM.

Come see our tent and look at our member made pottery pieces as well as a variety of crafts.

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


The Collins Group Realty is donating commission from their 200th home sale to a local charity. We are asking that you please read the flyer and then nominate PEP!!!! The 3 charities with the most nominations will become finalists for the final voting in the spring/summer. As always, thank you for your continued support for our members!

Contact Us

Programs for Exceptional People (PEP)

39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 2

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 681-8413

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