Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Holiday Activities

Get out and have some fun!


The holidays may be busy, hectic, and even a little stressful. Take some time for yourself and unwind with your local Breeze peer support group.

Click Here for locations of your nearest Breeze Group! 

Come join us in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities with #ThriveWorldwide at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden to see the Lights before Christmas on December 3, 2017 @ 6:00 PM.

Click Here for ticket and general information. 

Our office will be closed December 22nd - 26th for the holiday.
We apologize for any inconvenience!

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Join Able SC for the "Mapping Your Future" and "Empowering a Future" Transition Conferences

Calling all young adults with disabilities,
parents, and professionals!

do you need a professional development opportunity
to learn more about best practice in transition?

Young adults and families,
do you want to learn more about
available supports and services for the transition to adult life?
Join Able South Carolina for our
Mapping Your Future and
Empowering a Future

 "Short breakout sessions allowed for movement!
Valuable and informational sessions! Great access to agencies."
"This was fantastic! I am very impressed! There is so much I don't know.
I walked away with so many resources - invaluable!"

Save the Dates:
Empowering A Future
Friday, February 16, 2018.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Registration is only $50)
Mapping Your Future
Saturday, February 17, 2018.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Assistive Technology Items

Happy Holidays
from the
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program!
Get your best holiday deal ever…our items are FREE!
Check out the available adult and pediatric items below.
Each item is linked to a website (if available) that provides additional details.
If you have questions or want to pick up an item,
please email me, Alli Upchurch, or call 803-935-5273.
Don’t see what you are looking for? Check out the AT Exchange!


Pediatric Wheelchair
Wooden Activity Chair


Reminder: AAIDD 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers


AAIDD 2018 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Closes Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

The 2018 AAIDD Annual Meeting
takes place from June 25-28, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.

You can submit your proposal here.
About the Conference 

We welcome all interested individuals to participate in the 142nd Annual Conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) - the oldest and most prestigious professional organization for those in the disability field. This meeting will provide content, strategies, and resources that will be invaluable for our diverse attendees. Whether you are an advocate, direct support professional, student, practitioner, manager, researcher, clinician, educator, or policymaker - AAIDD truly has something for everyone!

This is the premier opportunity to share your research, model programs, resources, emerging trends and practices from many areas including education, employment, health, caregiving, advocacy, positive behavior supports and much more!

This year's theme, Reaffirming Diversity and Inclusion, couldn't be timelier, as we reflect upon disability as a major constituent of a diverse population, and how diversity within the intellectual disability field should be acknowledged and celebrated. Furthermore, we will consider how inclusion, now more than ever, remains our overarching goal to help realize and recognize the potential of all people with disabilities. Creative proposals are sought that present research findings, report on innovative practices, and/or analyze public policies or practices. Whether or not your presentation reflects this theme - we welcome your submission to present with us in St. Louis!

What can the 2018 AAIDD Conference offer you?

AAIDD members have been leaders at the cutting edge of ground-breaking research, practice, and policy in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1876! We are the definitive membership organization and the authoritative source of information for those in the intellectual disability profession. So join your new AAIDD family and reconnect with trusted friends and colleagues, as together we will share and learn from:

- Thought-provoking plenary sessions, panel presentations, poster symposiums, and poster presentations.
- AAIDD Interest Networks and Chapter meetings, and many other opportunities for attendees meet each other.
- Fun social events and receptions with more informal opportunities to interact with luminaries in the field.
- Pre- and post-conference workshops that address relevant topics of interest in greater detail.

Students and Early Career Professionals - You Are Our Future!

The AAIDD Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to become more involved in the field, develop leadership skills, and network with people who share your professional passion. We encourage students and early career professionals to submit proposals. AAIDD Scholarships are available to support the participation of students and early career professionals. To be eligible for a potential scholarship, a student/early career professional must a) be the first author on a paper/poster proposal and b) indicate their proposal should be reviewed for a scholarship on the proposal submission form.

Proposal Formats

Individual Paper Presentation: Individuals or small groups of authors are encouraged to submit proposals for paper presentation whose content could be conveyed in 20-30 minutes (including question period). Among the paper presentation proposals accepted for inclusion in the program, AAIDD will group 3 paper presentations that are on a common topic or theme into one 90-minute concurrent session. AAIDD will assign a moderator to the paper presentations that will be combined into a concurrent session.

Poster Presentations and Reception: Individuals or groups of authors are encouraged to submit proposals for interactive poster presentations in which they can to discuss their work with conference participants. Poster proposals will also be peer-reviewed.

Poster Symposium: is a hybrid of poster and panel presentation style. Each symposium consist of an average of 10 posters where they have the opportunity to do a 3-5 minute verbal presentation about their posters.

Full Panel Presentation: Small groups of authors are encouraged to submit 3 distinct but thematically linked presentation proposals of 30 minutes each (including question period). Panel presentations will be reviewed as a group presentation. AAIDD will assign a moderator to each concurrent session.

For more information and instructions to submit a proposal,
please click here.