SCEDP

SCEDP

SCEDP serves South Carolina residents who have a hearing or speech challenge. The equipment in our program includes enhanced phones and alerting devices. There are no income requirements. People who qualify for the program are provided free equipment to use for as long as they remain in the state. SCEDP serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, and speech impaired. People can apply to SCEDP by choosing a product that meets their needs, obtaining a professional certification of a qualifying disability, and submitting application materials. SCEDP products are funded by a surcharge on all South Carolina residential and business phone lines. The surcharge appears on everyone’s phone bill. Since everyone pays into the program, we encourage all eligible residents to apply. SCEDP is administered by the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB). SCSDB reaches out to people with hearing and speech challenges, to their families, and to the professional providers who serve them.

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The Emotional Benefits of Exercise - Feel Good with Go4Life

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nia.nih.gov Research shows the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical well-being. Learn how physical activity helps support emotional and mental health.

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College student makes masks for the deaf & hard of hearing

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lex18.com A college senior from Versailles put her stir-craziness to good use with a project that will help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

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Virtual Meeting: Under My Umbrella-The Human Side of Technology for Seniors

The Human Side of Technology: an Online Social Educational Event for Senior Service Providers

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-meeting-under-my-umbrella-the-human-side-of-technology-for-seniors-tickets-98403271835?

eventbrite.com The Human Side of Technology: an Online Social Educational Event for Senior Service Providers

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Detailed walkthrough of Avaz apps suite. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Register Today!

Join a free webinar session on assistive technology apps for communication, cognitive & language impairments by Avaz Inc.

Avaz has a bunch of neat apps (listed below) that I believe will add great value to your AT and AAC toolkit.
Avaz, Inc. is also offering a free 3-month subscription to all of their apps.
Avaz AAC - picture & text-based AAC app
MDA Avaz Reader - reader app for children with dyslexia & visual impairments
Avaz FreeSpeech - helps build grammar comprehension

Please see the details below on the scheduled webinar.
Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 7 PM EST
Click here to register:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wa2wz3L7TYeVKE7f9GpLdQ

zoom.us The presentation will focus on the product walkthrough of the Avaz AAC app. We will present the various unique features of the AAC system and how it compares with others. We will also present our newer products - Avaz Reader (for children with reading difficulties) and Avaz FreeSpeech (for children....

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Read Online - All About Seniors

All About Seniors Resource and Referral Directories are available online. If you are interested in doing some online reading, or need to get connected with some great resources for seniors click the link below:
http://allaboutseniors.org/read-online

SCEDP is featured in the Greater Charleston and Midlands Editions. Leave a comment for us if you find our Ad :)

allaboutseniors.org Greater Charlotte Area Including York and Lancaster counties of South Carolina. Upstate South Carolina Including Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg and surrounding counties. Greater Charleston Including Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The Midlands

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Detailed walkthrough of Avaz apps suite. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

See below for information regarding a free webinar session on assistive technology apps for communication, cognitive & language impairments by Avaz Inc. Avaz is an Assistive Technology company from India that's been in this space for 10+ years now.

Avaz has a bunch of neat apps (listed below). They're also offering a free 3-month subscription to all of their apps.
Avaz AAC - picture & text-based AAC app
MDA Avaz Reader - reader app for children with dyslexia & visual impairments
Avaz FreeSpeech - helps build grammar comprehension

Please see the details below on the scheduled webinar.
Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 7 PM EST
Click here to register
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wa2wz3L7TYeVKE7f9GpLdQ

zoom.us The presentation will focus on the product walkthrough of the Avaz AAC app. We will present the various unique features of the AAC system and how it compares with others. We will also present our newer products - Avaz Reader (for children with reading difficulties) and Avaz FreeSpeech (for children....

Due to the growing concern for the recent COVID-19 outbreak the SC Equipment Distribution Program is taking all precautions to ensure safety among employees. Effective immediately SCEDP will be closed to all walk-ins. This includes all clients and potential clients. Please feel free to call our office for any assistance you may need regarding equipment or questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you over the phone. You may also reach out via email. Contact information is listed below:

Toll Free: 1.877.225.8337 (Voice/Hearing)
1.877.889.8337 (TTY)

Local: 803. 737.0808 (Voice/Hearing)
803.737.0846 (TTY)

Email: [email protected]

We appreciate your support and understanding!

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

The MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo has been cancelled. Click the following link for details https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/centers/aging/senior-expo

medicine.musc.edu Here you will find information regarding the Senior Expo conducted by the Center on Aging at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Center on Aging Senior Expo

*CANCELLED-Come see SCEDP at the MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo at the North Charleston Convention Center Thursday, March 19th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm! All seniors and caregivers are welcome to learn about the extensive resources available in the Lowcountry, as well as receive free screenings. For details visit https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/centers/aging/senior-expo!

medicine.musc.edu The Center on Aging presents an expo for all seniors, families, caregivers & service providers to highlight outstanding resources available in the Lowcountry.

Thank you so much to the SC Assistive Technology Program for such a wonderful expo yesterday. We really enjoyed our time, and were able to pass out a lot of helpful information. Looking forward to next year!

Any seniors interested in your fitness level? Check this out!

5 Key Reasons to attend the SC AT Expo on March 3, 2020:
1. Learn about the latest technology from over 70 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.
2. Network with individuals and professionals interested in assistive technology.
3. Connect the dots between your work and home and the devices and resources that can help you achieve.
4. Learn from AT leaders from across the nation whose expertise will lead to your success.
5. Get FREE CEU’s for SLP’s, EI’s, Nurses, Social Workers and Long Term Care staff while attending sessions on assistive technology topics.

SC Assistive Technology Expo
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC
Registration on-site the day of the event
FREE!
Visit the Expo page at http://scatp.med.sc.edu/ for more information.

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AT Trainings | South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)

Date: February 5th, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Registration starts at 1:00 pm)
Cost: FREE
Location: Prisma Health Richland Campus, 2 Medical Park Road, Conference Room, Lower Level, Columbia, SC 29203 (Directions)
Limit: 60
Register here:
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The presentation will focus on the product walkthrough of Avaz AAC app. We will present the various unique features of the AAC system and how it compares with others.
We will also present our newer products - Avaz Reader (for children with reading difficulties) and Avaz FreeSpeech (for children with specific language impairments).

Participants will be able to:
1) Identify at least 2 time saving strategies for therapists using the Avaz app.
2) Describe 2 strategies in the Avaz AAC app that trains communication partners.
3) Learn about 2 solutions from Avaz Inc. for reading and language building.

Presenter: Narayanan Ramakrishnan is the CEO of Avaz Inc., an assistive technology company that makes AAC and language learning products. Narayanan loves creating products that empowers people to achieve their full potential.

scatp.med.sc.edu At SCATP, assistive technology professionals provide free or low-cost workshops and hands-on training on functional strategies and the latest devices, along with information on accessible web and information technology. Trainings are held at SCATP and we will also come to you and hold training sessi...

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Come by the Charleston Health & Wellness Expo and visit our table! This event is at the Omar Shriners building in Mount Pleasant, SC & is FREE to the public. #CHWE2020

Please make plans to join us at the Senior Health Fair in Rock Hill, SC on Thursday. This will be a great event for gathering resources and information revolving around health and wellness. The best part is it's FREE ADMISSION! We hope to see you there :)

Come out to the Charleston Health & Wellness Expo on January 31st. Free Admission and lots of great information!

We’re here at the Palmetto Senior Show. Come visit us at our table 😊 see you soon.

We hope to see you there!

Join us for the 2020 Palmetto Senior Show on Thursday, January 16th from 9am-2pm!

[01/14/20]   Sensory Tools for Cents: Inexpensive and DIY Sensory Tools
Date: January 15th, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost: FREE
Location: Prisma Health Richland Campus, 2 Medical Park Road, Conference Room, Lower Level, Columbia, SC 29203 (Directions)
Limit: 20

Register at the door

A research study by Alice Carter and colleagues who are members of the Sensory Processing: Disorder Scientific Work Group suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences sensory symptoms that may be significant enough to affect aspects of everyday life functions. Sensory needs are found not only in special education classrooms, but in general education classrooms as well. If a child has a sensory processing disorder, the child may be sensory seeking or exhibit sensory offensiveness.

In this workshop, we will explore a variety of inexpensive and DIY sensory tools including virtual sensory tools for computers and tablets. Resources will be shared. The session is not age or disability specific as sensory needs are often alongside other disabilities and can be present from infancy to adulthood.

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore has worked in SC schools for more than a decade. After earning her B.A. from USC and her MLA from Converse College, she began her career working in a high priority school where the focused use of assistive technology was being initiated. She then worked as an instructional technology specialist for several years before she began working in a facility where instructional technology and assistive technology are both integrated in the curriculum. Elizabeth works as a Corrective Action Specialist at the Office of Special Services (OSES) at the SC Department of Education (SCDE). She was previously an Assistive Technology Specialist at OSES at the SCDE.

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SC Equipment Distribution Program

Have questions about what the SC Equipment Distribution does? Check out our latest video on our YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcVlbM4pS5Gf-KBETUnEQNQ

We are currently working on more helpful videos for our channel so stay tuned :)

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[01/06/20]   27th Annual SC Assistive Technology EXPO

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Time: 8:30 am Registration and Exhibit Hall Open / 9:30 Classes Begin

Cost: FREE! Open to the Public

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (Directions)

Registration: No Pre-Registration

Parking: Free parking are available in convention center parking lot and in 1007 Park Street parking garage

The SC Assistive Technology Program hosts the SC Assistive Technology Expo and is the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Join us for this year’s event and learn about new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. This is the only Assistive Technology event in South Carolina where you can explore the exhibit hall for the latest products and services and attend compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues.

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AT Trainings | South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)

Sensory Tools for Cents: Inexpensive and DIY Sensory Tools
Date: January 15th, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost: FREE
Location: Prisma Health Richland Campus, 2 Medical Park Road, Conference Room, Lower Level, Columbia, SC 29203 (Directions)
Limit: 20

Click link to register:
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A research study by Alice Carter and colleagues who are members of the Sensory Processing: Disorder Scientific Work Group suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences sensory symptoms that may be significant enough to affect aspects of everyday life functions. Sensory needs are found not only in special education classrooms, but in general education classrooms as well. If a child has a sensory processing disorder, the child may be sensory seeking or exhibit sensory offensiveness.

In this workshop, we will explore a variety of inexpensive and DIY sensory tools including virtual sensory tools for computers and tablets. Resources will be shared. The session is not age or disability specific as sensory needs are often alongside other disabilities and can be present from infancy to adulthood.

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore has worked in SC schools for more than a decade. After earning her B.A. from USC and her MLA from Converse College, she began her career working in a high priority school where the focused use of assistive technology was being initiated. She then worked as an instructional technology specialist for several years before she began working in a facility where instructional technology and assistive technology are both integrated in the curriculum. Elizabeth works as a Corrective Action Specialist at the Office of Special Services (OSES) at the SC Department of Education (SCDE). She was previously an Assistive Technology Specialist at OSES at the SCDE.

scatp.med.sc.edu At SCATP, assistive technology professionals provide free or low-cost workshops and hands-on training on functional strategies and the latest devices, along with information on accessible web and information technology. Trainings are held at SCATP and we will also come to you and hold training sessi...

Wishing you a WONDERFUL & HAPPY 2020.

Thank you Senior Resources Inc. for inviting SCEDP to be a part of this Senior Companion in-service. We really enjoyed sharing information about our program, and learning more about Senior Resources. THANK YOU for what you do!

Come visit our table at the Palmetto Senior Show, coming up in January. This event is sure to be a good time :)
http://palmettoseniorshow.com/information/

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Training Registration Form | South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)

Adapted Toy Project
December 4, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (arrive at any time - no appointments)
SC Assistive Technology Resource Center, Poplar Building, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC (Directions)
Workshop is FREE, bring your own toy to adapt (if you cannot afford a toy, one will be provided)
Click link to register
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Families, professionals and school staff are invited to bring battery-operated toys (see examples below) to the SC Assistive Technology Resource Center to have the toys adapted for switch use. The toys should have an on/off switch and only one action. An example would be Flappy the Elephant as he only flaps his ears when he is turned on or Robo Alive T-Rex Robotic Pet that only walks when it is turned on. SC Assistive Technology Program staff and occupational therapy students from Lenoir Rhyne University will help you create your own switch to operate the adapted toys. Everyone will leave with their toy adapted for switch use and a switch to operate it. For more information please call 803-935-5337.

Examples of toys that can be adapted:
Zoom Tubes Car Trax
Rusty Rivets – Botasaur
Rusty Rivets Tiger Bot Build
Peek-a-boo Teddy Bear Animated Stuffed Animal By Bo Toys
Animated Plush Peek A Boo Bear, Unicorn, Fox, Dog or Frog Baby Entertainment Laughing Giggling (hippo)
Cuddle Barn Animated Plush Toy Banana Boat Bruno the Monkey - Sings Day O
JENSEN MR-550-BK Portable AM/FM Radio (Black)
O2COOL 5-Inch Battery Operated Clip Fan
O2COOL 5-Inch Portable Fan, Gray
Paint Art Spinner
Bubble Machine
Bubble Machine-Pink
Lantern
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Torch
BrightBeats Groove & Glow Beatbo

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Our Story

SCEDP serves South Carolina residents who have a hearing or speech challenge. The equipment in our program includes enhanced phones and alerting devices. There are no income requirements. People who qualify for the program are provided free equipment to use for as long as they remain in the state. SCEDP serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, and speech impaired. People can apply to SCEDP by choosing a product that meets their needs, obtaining a professional certification of a qualifying disability, and submitting application materials. SCEDP products are funded by a surcharge on all South Carolina phone lines. The surcharge appears on everyone’s phone bill. Since everyone pays into the program, we encourage all eligible residents to apply.

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1401 Main St, Ste 825
Columbia, SC
29201

General information

It's easy to apply for phones and alerting devices at SCEDP. Step 1. Fill out an application Step 2. Certify your disability Step 3. Choose a product Step 4. Copy your ID and phone bill Step 5. Send it all in If you know someone who can use our products to hear or be heard better, please call us at 1-888-447-2732 to see how we can help your family member, friend, or patient communicate more fully on the phone. If you're a professional provider or organization interested in exploring ways to better serve our shared audience, please visit http://www.scedp.org/contactus/?linkid=61

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
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