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Independent Living

Living independently with a disability can seem like an intimidating possibility. But it doesn’t have to be! As one of our core services, Walton Options offers a variety of resources to assist consumers gain Independent Living Skills.

Learn how to live independently

Man in a wheelchair with Cerebral Palsy works at an adapted desk using assistive technology to lead an independent life as a person with a disability.We offer Life Skills Training in group and individual settings depending on the consumers’ needs and preferences. Classes include topics on rights and responsibilities as a person with a disability, personal financial planning, household management, personal health management, and how to access community support systems (e.g. transportation, housing, employment services). Highly qualified persons with disabilities offer support and encouragement in teaching people how to manage daily tasks to help them live independently.

To find out more about our specific classes and to see the current schedule of dates, please visit our Life Skills Training Page.

Being Prepared

Walton Options is a firm believer in being prepared, especially for any potential emergency. Emergency preparedness is an area we walk through with consumers on individual and in group setting to make sure they understand what they can do to face potential issues that arise from extreme weather, home emergencies or difficult situations.

A little help goes a long way

A group class at the North Augusta Office with consumers looking at the screen at the end of the their tableIn addition to Life Skills Classes, we provide support resources to help people remain independent at home, such as teaching people how to use technology (computers, smartphones, tablets as well as specialized equipment that is disability specific) and provides access to a lending library where people can try out several different types of equipment before purchasing the one that works best for them.

We also offer orientation and mobility services to people who are blind or have other vision issues. Additionally, we can offer, access to low cost Durable Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, tub benches, hospital beds, etc.) as a STAR Program Hub, information on Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Home Modification Services.

If you are interested in any of our Independent Living Skills resources, please contact Walton Options on 706-724-6262 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist. Or complete the Self-Referral Form online by clicking here.

Looking for more resources? Click on the links below to find out more about our Independent Life Skills Training.

Independent Life Skills Training

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