The Start Line of the Equality Walk 'n Roll during Walton Options' ADA25 celebrations in Aiken, SC.TEK Quest Summer 2016 registration Now OPEN! Click here to find out more.A member of the Outreach, Advocacy and Development Team speaks with guests at our North Augusta Office Legislative Meet & Greet.Assistive Technology can open up so many doors for those with disabilities.The City of Augusta Celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with us and the Road to Freedom BusCelebrating Walton Options' 20th Anniversary and our impact on the communityTEK Quest was a week of learning and excitement

As one of over 400 Centers for Independent Living in the United States, Walton Options is first and foremost a civil rights organization working to advance the independence of people with disabilities.  To assist people with disabilities in living their lives independently in their home and communities, Walton Options offers services based on our core values.  

Established in 1994, Walton Options has grown from a small Center for Independent Living in Augusta, Georgia to operating 3 locations, providing Independent Living core services in 23 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.

We encourage you to use our site to learn more not only about Walton Options, but about the Independent Living Movement, our Community Partnerships, our Events and how you can make a difference in your life and the lives of people with disabilities.

Gaining Preparedness Skills Training (GPS) Spring 2016

Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life. Join us from April through June to lean more about being employment ready. 

Independent Living Skills Spring Series Training

Join us for a two months full of topics to help build independence! Classes include topics on Personal Growth Development, Health & Wellness, Organizational Skills, Self-Advocacy, Money Management, Emergency Preparedness, Identity Theft and Community Reources. Join us starting April 14, 2016.

Independent Living Public Forums announced for Persons with Disabilities in South Carolina

Walton Options to host open forums to gain insight into needs within the disabled community

Flood Survivors with Disabilities Survey from the University of South Carolina

From the University of South Carolina Medical School and our sister CIL, Able:

You are invited to participate in this online questionnaire about how the 2015 historic South Carolina flood affected persons with disabilities. The goal of this research is to determine to what extent South Carolinians with disabilities were impacted by the 2015 flood that caused significant damage to the following counties: 

Attend Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair March 16, 2016

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The Ticket to Work program will host its next Virtual Job Fair on March 16, 2016, from 1:00 p.m.  to 5:00 p.m. ET.

The job fair is sponsored by Social Security and will connect you to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for individuals with many different skill and experience levels and are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs to accept applications for Housing Choice Voucher wait list Feb. 1 - 7

From the Georgia Department of Community Affairs:

ATLANTA (January 14, 2016) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, or Section 8, waiting list preliminary application period will be open Feb. 1-7 through an online system. 

SCILC Statewide Needs Assessment Survey - Now Open

We need your help! Please take 5 minutes to complete a survey that will measure barriers in the community for people with disabilities so that the SC Statewide Independent Living Council (SCSILC) and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) can address them. Your input is important! By completing this survey you will help shape the impact disability policy for the next three years.

Gaining Preparedness Skills Training (GPS) Winter 2016

Gaining Preparedness Skills-(GPS) training is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce through enhancement of soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life.  The workshops are designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity.

The People Principle Professional Customer Service Program

Our Professional Office Skills Course (POSC) are informative seminars designed to help enhance your customer service skills and to increase your knowledge about the importance of good customer service, a critical component of a successful business. Topics to be covered include:

Independent Living Skills Winter Series Training

Join us for a month full of topics to help build independence! Walton Options for Independent Living will be offering life skills training for people with disabilities!

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