The 2016 MVP Community Awards WinnersThe Start Line of the Equality Walk 'n Roll during Walton Options' ADA25 celebrations in Aiken, SC.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

On Thursday November 3, we held a Celebration Brunch at the Legends Club to honor the finalists and winners of the 2016 MVP Community Awards. The event was hosted by Barclay Bishop and Kellie Irving from the City of Augusta was our guest speaker. There were five community awards and two Walton Options Special Recognition awards.

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.

Love Shouldn't Hurt 2017

Love comes in many forms but so can abuse. There are resources available for persons with disabilities who are in abusive situations including domestic abuse and elder abuse. Join us for a morning of resources, speakers and discussions on domestic abuse and how you can help make sure love doesn't compromise who you are.

Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) Training - Winter 2017

Photo Header: Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) Training, Winter 2017, January thru March
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.  
 

Independent Life Skills Training - Winter Series 2017

Photo Header: Independent Life Skills Training, Winter Series 2017, January thru March

Do you want to work on your independence?
Do you want to take control of the direction you want to go to live independently?
Are you interested in learning life skills like money-management? Healthy living? Living in your own place?
Do you want to work? Return to work? Or sustain your current job?
Do you see yourself having your own transportation and being part of your community?

We are here to assist you with setting goals like these that realistically support you in developing and increasing your independent living skills.  Join us for 10 weeks full of topics to help build independence! All classes are held at the Walton Options for Independent Living Augusta Office at 948 Walton Way.  For more information and registration, please contact (706)724-6262.

 

MVP Community Awards 2016 Winners

On Thursday November 3, Walton Options hosted the 2016 MVP Community Awards during their Celebration Brunch at the Legends Club. The event was hosted by Barclay Bishop and Kellie Irving from the City of Augusta was the guest speaker. Over the course of the program, 13 finalists were recognized and 5 winners announced. There were also two special recognition awards for Walton Options. 

The National Business & Disability Council releases findings from 2nd National Public Opinion Survey on Disability

National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center logo with blue and black text.

NBDC Commissions 2nd National Public Opinion Survey on Disability

Poll examined the current state of public opinion among consumers in the United States around the issues of awareness and treatment of individuals with disabilities by businesses

MVP Community Awards Celebration Brunch

The nominations have been collected and the votes have been cast. Join us as we celebrate this year's Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Awards finalists and winners on Thursday November 3, 2016 at the Legends Club in Augusta, GA. Barclay Bishop will be hosting the Awards Celebration Brunch with special guest speaker Kellie Irving, Complaince Coordinator for the City of Augusta. Register today for this exciting networking event for a contribution of $25 per attendee.

Presidential Proclamation -- National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

Key Notes Support Group Meeting - October 19 at the North Augusta Office

Key Notes is a new Williams Syndrome Peer Support & Advocacy Group seeking to meet the needs of people with Williams Syndrome.


Independent Life Skills Training - Fall Series

Independent Life Skills Training, Fall Series, October thru December

Do you want to work on your independence?  

Do you want to take control of the direction you want to go to live independently?  

Are you interested in learning life skills like money-management? Healthy living? Living in your own place?  

Do you want to work? Return to work? Or sustain your current job?  

Do you see yourself having your own transportation and being part of your community?  

 

Take Your Legislator to Work Day is Back for 2016!

Back by popular demand and due to last year's great success, GCDD is pleased to announce the return of Take Your Legislator to Work Day to promote Employment First policy in Georgia and to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October. 

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