Welcome to the Center for Disability Resources Library Blog! Here we will welcome your comments and suggestions about books and videos that you have borrowed, materials that you would like to see purchased, or anything involving the day-to-day operations of the library or even of disabilities in general. To visit the library's web site, click here: CDR Library
For questions about registration, call Will McCain at
(803) 935-5004 or Lydia Durham at (803) 935-5263 or 800-915-4522.
Cost: $15.00, payable to theUniversity
of South Carolina. Send checks or purchase orders to:
SC Assistive Technology Program
USC School of Medicine
Center for Disability Resources
Columbia, SC 29208
Assistive technology devices can be very expensive, but some don’t have to be.
Examples of how to make assistive technology devices using common objects
around the home will be demonstrated. The fundamentals of appropriately
selecting and the functional use of various assistive technology devices will
be reviewed. The workshop will conclude with a make-and-take opportunity for
participants to choose from different projects to construct and keep. Returning
this year is the opportunity to make an adaptive switch that you can use right
away with your battery adapted device! The instructions and materials are simple
and no messy soldering. A switch gives you another method for working on skills
related to cause-and-effect, language, social interaction, motor, positioning
and much more!
This workshop has a maximum of 12 participants.
About the Speaker:
Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP is the Program Manager of the SC Assistive
Technology Program at the USC School of Medicine, Center for Disability
Resources. Carol is a USC adjunct professor and provides trainings
locally to internationally on assistive technology for people with
disabilities, their caregivers and professionals.
Sensory Friendly Day at the museum is for schools and
families with special needs. On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less
crowded environment, designated quiet areas, light and sound reduction when
possible, and extra staff and volunteers in the exhibits. School groups and
families with special needs are invited to share this time and space with
others facing similar challenges in a safe, understanding environment.
Guests are encouraged to bring equipment including
wheelchairs, walkers, noise reducing headphones, and other technology.
sensory-friendly BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium showings of
Earth, Moon, and Sun at 10:30am and 12:30pm.
Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Theater showings of Shallow Seas will be at
11:30am and 1:30pm.
•If it is
a sunny day, solar viewing in the Boeing Observatory from 11:30am-12:30pm. PLUS
live solar images will be projected on the screens throughout the day.
the Museum with extra docents to help navigate and lead you to a Sensory Center
if you or your family members need a “sensory break.”