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.

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. 

Disability Benefits & Employment: Make it Work for You!

  • Are you interested in going to work or increasing your earnings?
  • Do you need information on how working will affect your disability benefits? (SSDI & SSI)
  • Do you want to connect with local agencies that can assist with finding a job and providing supports?

Then this workshop is for you! Join us for this FREE community event:

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Aiken SC Works Center
1571 E. Richland Ave
Aiken, SC 29170

All About That Balance! Falls Prevention & Awareness Day

Adults 65 and older are at risk for falls, which can signal the beginning of the end of that active life – and their independence, but that need not be the case. Why?  Because falls are preventable and aging, itself, does not cause falls. According to Injury Facts 2016, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older. Falls are among the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slips, trips and falls also negatively affect the work place.

STAR Program restructuring

In the upcoming months, the STAR Medical Equipment Reuse Program that is currently housed at our Augusta Office (948 Walton Way) will be going through a restructure. Starting Monday August 9, the STAR Program will be closed to Walk-In consumers as it works to implement new procedures, data collection methods and service delivery. The target date to reopen the STAR Program is Monday October 3.  Please check the Walton Options website and Facebook Page for more updates over the next two months.

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