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26th of July 2017

Happy Anniversary ADA

Today we mark the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. On this day in 1990, President George Bush sat next to Justin Dart, Rev. Harold Wilkie, Sandra Parrino, Evan Kemp, and Chairman as he signed the ADA into Law. During his speech, he remarked: “Let the shameful wall of […]

19th of July 2017

Making Your Voice Heard – Technology Making Advocacy Easier

In today’s world there is a wide range of technology available – tools, gadgets and apps just to name a few. But did you know that some of these apps have been designed to help you have a voice? And not just any voice, but an advocate’s voice in the decision making of your nation, […]

15th of June 2017

Independent Life Skills Training – Summer Series 2017

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 […]

14th of June 2017

Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) Training – Summer 2017

Join us for the Summer GPS Training Series designed for persons with disabilities as they look to enter the workforce and gain effective skills. 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 […]

Governor Deal announces launch of Georgia STABLE

Press Release from the Office of the Governor, June 14, 2017 Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the launch of Georgia STABLE, a tax-free savings program for eligible individuals with disabilities. The program is administered by the Georgia Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program Corporation, established through legislation signed in 2016. The Georgia ABLE Act […]

31st of May 2017

Calling All Potential 2017 MVP Community Award Nominees!

Today we are excited to announce that nominations for the 2017 MVP Community Awards are open to the public. That’s right! If you know a business, organization, government official, action group or individual who you think is working to create a more inclusive community for persons with disabilities in the CSRA then we want to […]

18th of May 2017

STAR Program Update: Summer 2017 Closing Dates

The STAR Equipment Reuse Program will be closed for the Summer Mark your calendars – Beginning Friday August 11, 2017, the STAR Program Hub will be closed until Wednesday September 20, 2017. The closure is due to summer inventory, data catch-up, end of the year fiscal completions, staff training, and to avoid the worst of […]

15th of May 2017

SC Legislation to Protect the Rights of Parents with Disabilities – PASSED!

We are very excited to share the news that South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed House Bill 3538 – the “Persons with Disabilities Right to Parent Act”. Our sister CIL, Able SC shared the following: “On May 11, 2017, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3538 which amended South Carolina Code to […]

New Youth Summer Employment Series

Are you a young person with a disability looking at possibilities for your future? Do you know a young adult with a disability who would like to enter the workforce but is not sure where to start? Would you like to turn this summer into a starting point? We have what you are looking for […]

11th of May 2017

New, Inclusive Website Design Provides Options for the Disability Community

Our new website provides more information and access to resources for persons with disabilities across the CSRA and SC Low Country Walton Options for Independent Living announced the launch of their new, inclusive website today. The new site features more information about Walton Options’ three office locations, services, and programs as well as an interactive […]

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