Robbie Breshears (seated) and Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia at SILC Board Confirmation.A modfied pick up truck allows a person with a disability to get in and drive with little outside help.Woman who is deaf using an online sign language interpreter to communicate with employees and clients.Five Walton Options consumer advocates participate in Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina

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.

Georgia and South Carolina Rank in the Top 10 in US for Disability Services

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.
The analysis of disability services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia being released Thursday by United Cerebral Palsy finds top performers spanning the map. In previous years, the best services were largely clustered in the Northeast and West.

5th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk Raises Record Amount

Walkers participating in annual brain injury walk in Augusta Georgia

Augusta, GA -
More than 250 supporters—the greatest number ever—walked, ran or rolled during the 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 8th raising a record $8,000 to support local brain injury survivors and Camp Hardgrove, an annual camp for adult brain injury survivors.

Walton Foundation Assisting With Home Modifications

Volunteers build a ram on to a mobile home to make it accessible.

Augusta, GA -The Walton Foundation for Independence and the Walton Options for Independent Living have teamed up together to assist with home modifications for those with disabilities. 

The purpose is to build ramps and provide other assistance to those with disabilities who have been discharged from the hospital. Today, several volunteers came together to build a ramp and add other modifications to this home.

Accessible Herb Gardening Class

May
5th
2014

Class will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Walton Options Augusta located at 948 Walton Way.
Cost: $10 for supplies and participants will take their herb garden home
Limited scholarships and discounts available.
To register or for more information call Kathy at 706-724-6262

Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work

This is Ben, the animated character featured in the new Ticket To Work video.

Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work

Open Applications Available for Christmas Food Assistance

Open Applications for Senior and People with Disabilities Christmas Food Assistance from The Salvation Army
October 30, 2013

Tentative Schedule for the 2103 Energy Assistance Program Applications Released.

Application intake for the Energy Assistance Program is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 4th,  for seniors age 65 and older.  There is no notification yet as to if or when funding will be available for assistance to those under age 65.  Please contact the agency in the counties listed below for information regarding service in your area, Do not call Walton Options.  Walton Options is not running this program - we are merely letting folks know that applications for assistance will be available according to the schedule below. 
 

Walton Options to Co-Sponsor the first annual iCan 4 iPads Walk/Run, Kayak and Cycle Event

iCan 4 iPad logo  Help Find a Voice

iCan 4 iPads, an organization dedicated to assisting adults with cognitive and communication disabilities will be hosting their first annual Walk/Run, Kayak and Cycle Events on Saturday, October 26th, at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Augusta, Georgia.  All profits will go to purchase iPads and other tablets to assist adults with cognitive and communication disabilities in enhancing their communication abilities. 

Location

Savannah Rapids Pavilion
3300 Evans to Lockes Road Martinez, GA 30907
United States

After Year-Long Investigation, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin Releases Report Showing ADA’s Promise of Integration is Not Being Met for Many Americans with Disabilities

Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin at National Council on Independent Living Rally

August 1, 2013 By Leave a Comment
Source: Senate HELP Committee

Walton Options to Manage the local Georgia Money Follows the Person Project

Beginning July 1, 2013, Walton Options Augusta will become the managing agency for the local Money Follows the Person program.  Walton Options is working in conjunction with the CSRA Aging and Disability Resource Center to provide nursing home and other transition services.  Money Follows the Person (MFP) allows people in in-patient facilities (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes or other long-term care facilities) who are elderly or have physical or developmental disabilities to move out and receive support services to live in their own homes and communities.

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