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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Life with Brain Injury Virtual Conference Registration




2020 Life with Brain Injury “Virtual” Conference
Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2020
Via Zoom Webinar

Hosted By:

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Sessions:

The True Meaning of Recovery
Brain Injury 101
Financial and Estate Planning
The Basics of the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program
Together We Stand
Cognitive Retraining and Maintenance for Mild Concussion
An Overview of ThinkFirst: Who are we and why do we exist?

KEYNOTE:

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Opportunity is Knocking: Get up and Open the Door!

Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, CBIST
Brain Injury Association of Virginia



Monday, June 22, 2020

Covid-19 Social Stories

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The Autism Society recognizes the many added challenges that the autism community faces during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of our staff members, Board of Directors, and affiliate families are experiencing the same hardships for themselves and/or their autistic loved ones.

As states begin reopening, we will continue to provide support resources to help families throughout this transition. The Autism Society is proud to present Covid-19 social narratives, created by the Autism Society of America in collaboration with our professional committees.


Friday, June 19, 2020

Techie Tuesday is June 23rd

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Join SCATP staff for Techie Tuesdays! 

Each week we will have different equipment on hand 
to give virtual demonstrations. 

The next Techie Tuesday will be June 23rd 
and will feature Vision devices. 

To sign up for a time for your personal 
1:1 demonstration for June 23rd 
email Carol Page at carol.page@uscmed.sc.edu . ?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Free Webinar for Reading and Writing Help

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ClaroReadPro Webinar

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free
Speaker: Mary Wilcox?


Learn about ClaroReadPro and how it can help students with reading difficulties.  ClaroReadPro offers features like speech recognition, word prediction, spellchecking and more.  Participants will be able to identify students who may benefit from this software program.  Participants are encouraged to share personal experiences with ClaroReadPro during the Q&A session.?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Strategies for Success!

Autism Society Strategies for Success Panel Discussion flier


Take Control and Pave the Way 
to an Independent Future for Your Child


myHana and Autism Society of America invite you to join us for “Strategies for Success- Navigating the New “Norm“, a 2 hour expert panel discussion for parents, caregivers and professionals.





Tuesday, June 16, 2020

One way to make your voice count? Take the 2020 Census!

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One way for you to take action and make sure that your community, 
and the issues that matter to you, are represented? 

Take the 2020 Census and 
make sure that YOU COUNT!

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Here are some important reasons to fill out the Census today: 

Reason 1: The Census impacts your life!
 
Every year, the United States divides over $800 billion dollars in funding. Who needs what and who gets what? The U.S. Census numbers tell the government how to split the money for states to provide important services like transportation, Medicaid, and SNAP.

Reason #2: Your information is safe!

The 2020 Census has no questions related to citizenship, income, or disability. They don’t even want your social security number or banking information. Click here to learn more about what the Census DOES ask.

Reason #3: It is your civic duty!
 
It’s more than a good idea; it’s required by federal laws and the U.S. Constitution. The information you provide to the Census is also protected by federal law. Your information will eventually become public record, but not until 2092!


Note: If you need assistance filling out the Census: you can have someone help you fill it out! This could be an individual you trust such as a family member or trained caregiver, or a staff member here at Able SC, among others. You can also ask for assistance from Census Bureau staff by calling the Census Questionnaire Assistance phone lines available in 13 languages, as well as an English-language line that uses TDD/TTY.

Want an Able SC staff member to help you out?
Call us at 803-779-5121 or 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Techie Tuesdays!

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Join SCATP staff for Techie Tuesdays!

Each week we will have different equipment on hand 
to give virtual demonstrations. 

The next Techie Tuesday will be tomorrow, June 16th, 
and will feature aids for daily living (eating, drinking, bathing, dressing). 

To sign up for your personal 1:1 demonstration 
email Carol Page at carol.page@uscmed.sc.edu .

Friday, June 12, 2020

Continue Social Distancing: Our lives depend on it!

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This week, South Carolina had its highest week for COVID-19 cases yet. Protect your life and the lives of others by staying at least 6 feet apart from one another, wearing a mask anytime you are not at home, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently, and staying home as much as possible.
Able SC is still here and able to provide assistance to South Carolinians with disabilities, including food, masks, hand sanitizer, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
In need of assistance? 
Give us a call at 803-779-5121 or email us at info@able-sc.org.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Learn how to be a Smart Shopper - FREE Online Training!

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Want to be a smart shopper? 

Register for our next virtual consumer training! 

Join us on Monday, June 22, from 3-4 PM and learn about:

comparison shopping
buying online vs. in-store 
and
your spending habits!


For questions, contact Dori at dtempio@able-sc.org.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Webinar on Thursday and Virtual Breeze Tuesdays & Wednesdays

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Webinar this Thursday, 
June 11th @ 7PM EST.

ReWalk offers trial of its 6.0 Exoskeleton

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We hope you can join us for a webinar with ReWalk Robotics to learn about our SCI rehabilitation program with the ReWalk exoskeleton. Together, with the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association ReWalk has created a pioneering program to help SCI patients “Take the Next Step” in their rehabilitation. This enlightening webinar will help you learn how individuals can get an opportunity to try the ReWalk.  The webinar will address clinical issues as well as the financial path forward for patients.

Register in advance by clicking the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




Virtual Peer Support Groups TWICE A WEEK!

Tuesday Groups
@ 5PM EST

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 883 1732 0848
Password: 865037

Dial by your location
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)


Wednesday Groups
@ 1:30PM EST

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 847 0825 6289
Password: 559780

Dial by your location
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)