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Programs Developing Independence

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.Walton Options offers several programs that are not included at every Center for Independent Living, and are enhancements to our services for our consumers, their families and caregivers. Here is a brief description of these programs – for more information please contact the appropriate staff member for assistance. Not all programs are available in all locations, and some programs require a modest copay for services.

Assistive Technology & Home Modifications

Persons with disabilities have the right to participate in their lives independently including staying in their own home and the ability to utilize services in their community. To be able to achieve this independence, a variety of accommodations can be made including modifications to your home or the use of assistive technology. Our AT and Home Modification programs work with you to find out what your needs are and the best ways to accommodate them.

Assistive Technology & Home Modifications

Employment Services

If you have the drive to work, then you have the ability to work. Whether you are just beginning your job search or are looking to hone your skills, brush up on your resume or learning the soft skills employers are looking for, we can help! We are an authorized Social Security Ticket to Work Service Provider and offer programs that help you get into the workplace and living the independent lifestyle you desire.

Employment Services

Georgia Vision Program for Seniors

Working with our Blind Rehabilitation Therapist, we are able to offer services to seniors age 55 and over with low vision or blindness who need eye exams and/or technical support devices to assist in tasks of everyday living. Project Independence is run in cooperation with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and operates statewide, with Walton Options providing services in our area.

Georgia Vision Program for Seniors

Nursing Home Transitions

Living where you want to live with who you want to live is a core principal of independent living. We believe there are alternatives to nursing home placement and that given supports that are often simple and less costly than nursing homes, persons can continue living at home. Sometimes, an injury or illness creates cause for hospitalization and perhaps even a rehabilitation stay. During this time, things can become complex and persons may not know alternative options. Our core service of transition helps you make choices based on an understanding of what the alternatives are or what supports can be put in place. If you or a family member find yourself in a situation where nursing home placement is being considered, we encourage you to call and speak with our Options Counselor.

Nursing Home Transitions

STAR Program Hub

The Augusta Office is a hub for the Southeastern Technology Access and Reuse (STAR) Network which offers the opportunity for persons with disabilities to receive durable medical equipment that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The equipment is generally used equipment that has been donated to the program which is then cleaned, inspected and made available. The STAR Program provides equipment for a minimal contribution fee as well as takes donations of old equipment.

STAR Program Hub

Works Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Programs

WIPA Projects are organizations within your community that provide free benefits counseling to Social Security disability beneficiaries to help them make informed choices about work. WIPA projects offer a range of services to help you understand your options is you choose to pursue work. Once you begin working, WIPA projects can also provide information and support to help you make a successful transition to work and financial independence. Walton Options offers WIPA services to consumers in our South Carolina service areas.

WIPA Services

Youth & Young Adult Programs

Walton Options works with persons with disabilities of all ages, including with young persons with disabilities on their journey to independence. The Youth Services Teams in Georgia and South Carolina provide programs that instill knowledge today to empower a future. The program include a youth transitions program, a Peer Support Group for young adults ages 18 to 24 and an Assistive Technology Camp for children 8 to 12 years old.

Youth & Young Adult Programs

If you are interested in learning about any of our Programs, 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 each of our Programs.

Assistive Technology & Home Modifications
Employment Services
GA Vision Program
Nursing Home Transitions
STAR Program Hub
Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Projects
Youth & Young Adult Programs

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