Thursday, March 22, 2007

The South Carolina Assistive Technology Exchange

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SCATP is excited to announce a new an online recycling database, The
South Carolina Assistive Technology Exchange, to help citizens with
disabilities and older people with functional limitations find
affordable assistive technology devices and equipment.

All you need to do, is to go to, click
"I've read and accept the terms.." and go to the next page. Click
"register" and it should be easy from there.
You can register even if you don't have items to sell or give or
find. You'll get a password and be in the system.

If you don't have email, you can call SCATP to have your account
information entered for you. Call Janet Jendron at 803 935-5273.
Those with devices they no longer need or vendors with returned or
overstocked equipment can list all available devices for use in
education, employment, and community living environments, and connect
with the consumers interested in finding these resources.

If your agency has equipment that no one is using, feel free to list
that equipment in the SC AT Exchange. You may restrict who you will
sell/donate to (e.g., only people in Greenville County or only people
with XYZ condition) when you list the device in the SC AT Exchange.

Thanks for your help as we start a program that will make a
difference to South Carolinians who need AT!

Janet Jendron
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program

To learn more, please click the title above.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SC Down Syndrome Family Conference

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Saturday, May 5, 2007

This Bi-annual conference brings together parent support groups from across the state. This year's theme is "I Can Do it Myself" - RAISING A SELF-DETERMINED CHILD. This event will be from 8:00 to 4:30 at Breed Leadership Center at Columbia College in Columbia, SC. In addition to Keynote Speakers Dr. Allen Crocker and Joan Guthrie Medlen, RD, LD, a wide array of breakout workshops will be offered. Please visit for more info.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The SC Autism Society Has Moved!

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The new location and contact information of the SC Autism Society, which has recently changed locations, is listed below:

Main Office:
806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Office: (803)750-6988
Toll Free: (800)438-4790
Fax: (803)750-8121

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"Hands On" Sensory Workshop

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2007
Time: 10:00 A.M. * 3:00 P.M.

Using Practical Ideas for Sensory Integration to Enhance the Lives of Individuals with ASD

Sponsored by, Autism Ability Advocates, Inc. (Contact - Denice Stout) & Supported by, Believe · Parent-Led Autism Support Group (Contact - Jaime Hansen)

Parents AND professionals are invited to attend. All who participate will leave with practical ideas and plenty of resources. Great door prizes, awarded at the end of the workshop, will allow you to interact "hands on" as soon as you return to work, school, or home!

Time: 9:30 A.M.

A refreshment break will be provided.

Where: Chukker Creek Elementary,
1830 Chukker Creek Road, Aiken, SC
Enter the front doors and go to the cafeteria/gymnasium area.

Cost: $5.00 per person or a personal donation.

Checks payable to Autism Ability Advocates, Inc.
470 Timberchase Lane, Aiken, SC 29803

Pre-registration is required because materials are limited.
If you don't want to miss out * CALL NOW · 803-215-7593.
(Please do not use e-mail to register.)

Sensory Integration can help increase coordination, comfort level, relaxation, physical strength and fitness, attentiveness, curiosity, and a lot more. Don't miss this experience and explore "hands on" the many possibilities to better the life of an individual, challenged with ASD.

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UHCCF Grants for Children

Image of UHCCF LogoUnited Healthcare Children's Foundationis provides grants of up to $5,000 for children up to age 16 years old for health care services not covered by their health insurance. For example speech therapy, medical equipment- glasses, etc. Check out the website

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Kid Connections

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Kid Connection will be held on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Family Connection office, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 103B, Columbia, SC 29204.

Kid Connection is a group just for kids ages 8 to 12 that have brothers or sisters with a disability or special need!

If you have a brother or sister with special needs, Kid Connection is a safe place to talk and share your feelings. A trained facilitator will lead children in a day-long (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) workshop to explore their feelings and learn how to handle situations that may arise by having a family member with special health care needs. This free workshop (lunch is included) is offered by Family Connection of South Carolina. Space is limited, so call (803) 252-0914 to register today!