Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fundable is next week! Register today!

Join us for an unforgettable evening, featuring:
Silent Auction  | Live Music | Cocktails | Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

Able SC's signature event, Fundable, 
celebrates independence for people with disabilities.

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:00PM-9:30PM 

701 Whaley St.
Columbia, SC
Ticket are $50 per person
Tickets can be purchased online at
or by calling 1-800-681-6805

Make Your Own Assistive Technology Workshop

Trash to AT Treasures

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Poplar Building ResourceCenter
Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC
Speaker: Dr. Carol Page, Program Director and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
To register for this workshop:
Cost: $15.00, payable to the University of South Carolina. Send checks or purchase orders to:
Lydia Durham
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 SC State Museum

Sensory Friendly Day at the SC State Museum 
Mon., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Special sensory-friendly BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium showings of Earth, Moon, and Sun at 10:30am and 12:30pm.
Special 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.
Explore 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.”

Regular museum admission & regular show admission required. Visit the museum website at to see museum hours and ticket prices.

Group rates available for school groups of 10 or more. Please contact Group Visits for more information at or call (803)898-4999.

SC Autism Society
806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
803-750-8121 fax