Services for the Disabled and Aged
- Benefits Checkup®
(The National Council on the Aging)
- If you are a senior citizen, this site may help you learn if there are benefits for which you qualify. You may be able to get help with prescription drugs, health care, utility, and other costs. An easy-to-use survey must be completed and within seconds, you will receive a list of programs in your area, for which you can apply.
- This page from the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus site has links to many online directories of health providers, facilities, and services. There are sites for general and specialist doctors and dentists; geneticists, nutritionists, psychologists and other providers; general and specialized hospitals and clinics; and services and facilities like nursing homes, camps for the disabled, guide dog schools, and much more.
- Eldercare Locator
(Administration on Aging. Department of Health and Human Services)
- "The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services." You can find state and local service agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and caregivers. Search for agencies in your area by zipcode, city, or county. The site also has factsheets on topics like adult day care, home health care, respite care, and more.
- RID Searchable Databases
(Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.)
- You can search the database for interpreters or agencies by name, city, state, area code, or zip code to find professionals who provide sign language interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. Only individuals and Interpreter Service Agencies that are members of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. are listed in the database. The database is updated monthly.
- SC Access: Aging and Disability Information
(Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and the South Carolina Aging Network)
- This site was formally called SCSIS (South Carolina Services Information System). It provides comprehensive information on the disability and aging services in South Carolina. To find help by county location, click on Services Directory and follow the instructions on how to search for the information you need. If you prefer to talk to someone directly, you can click on Information and Referral Specialists to get a phone number of someone in your county who can help you find services.
- South Carolina Interpreter Locator
(SC Interpreter Recruitment & Training (SCIRT) Project)
- This Web site includes contact information for South Carolina interpreters for the deaf. The interpreters are listed by regions of the state. This site is updated monthly.
- South Carolina Support Groups
(SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs)
- This site lists organizations which provide assistance and support for people dealing with autism, brain injury, mental retardation, and spinal cord injury. Brief descriptions of services offered are given for each. Select Toll Free numbers for a list of state and national support groups in these areas.
- 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.
- SC Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (SC TEDP)
(South Carolina School for the Deaf & the Blind)
- South Carolina residents who cannot easily use regular telephone equipment can apply to receive special equipment through the South Carolina Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (SC TEDP). This FREE program provides amplified telephones, TTY's, speaker telephones, alerting devices and emergency devices to qualifying South Carolina residents. Qualifications are based on the following impairments: deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, deaf-blind, low vision with hearing loss. You can download an application form and an equipment catalog from this site. Both are in .pdf format
Last Modified: Friday March 04, 2011 10:25 AM