Amputees

Amputees

Able South Carolina
This consumer controlled, non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living serves counties in the Midlands and Upstate regions. There is information about local support groups on the Web site.
http://www.able-sc.org/
Assistive Devices
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Coping, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Seniors, Teenagers, and more. Learn about assistive technology and what you need to know. Read about buying medical devices online, federal provisions for people with disabilities, robotic limbs, directories of useful products, support organizations, and much more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/assistivedevices.html
Limb Loss
(MEDLINEPlus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Coping, Prevention/Screening, Rehabilitation, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Read Frequently Asked Questions about limb loss, advice for parents of children with congenital amputations and helping children cope when a parent loses a limb. Learn about robotic limbs and prostheses and reconstruction. There is a link to a Guide to Disability Rights Laws and much more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/limbloss.html
Parent Training and Resource Center
(Advocacy Coalition for People with Disabilities and the Medical University of South Carolina)
Located in Charleston, this center provides support and training to families accessing special education services for their children with disabilities. They offer a peer-parent mentoring program and a lending library.
http://frcdsn.org/training-conferences/
SC Assistive Technology Project
(The University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources)
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP) is a federally funded project concerned with getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Read about types of assistive technology and how it is used. Look at AT Funding to learn how to qualify. The site also offers training opportunities for health and social service professionals. Examples of assistive technologies include modified eating utensils, page turners, dressing aids; devices that help with speech or hearing; mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters, walkers; computer access aids like touch screens, modified keyboards, and much more.
http://scatp.med.sc.edu/
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
This Web site describes the services and programs available to individuals who have physical or mental impairments which prevent them from working. The agency helps them prepare for, achieve, and maintain competitive employment. Select Local SCVRD Info to find the contact information for the office nearest you.
https://scvrd.net/

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