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Youth Transition Resources

DDSN Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator’s Role- 4 Areas of Focus Link

 

1.  Resources for best practices in transition education:

 

                                                                     NTACT logo with people.  Opens National Technical Assistance Center on Transition website.

 

 

 

                                                            TASC logo.  Opens Transition Alliance of SC website.

 

 

2.  Resources available to everyone to increase outcomes during and after school:

 

                                                        Family Connection of SC logo.  Opens Family Connection of SC webpage.

 

 

                                                        Picture of Women and young individual.  Opens SC Assistive Technology web page.

 

 

 

                                                      Vocational Rehabilitation logo.  Opens SC Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Services web page.

 

 

 

3.  Centers for Independent Living (focused on empowering individuals with disabilities - not available in all counties)

 

 

                                                    Able SC logo.  Opens Able SC Youth Services web page.

 

Able SC Counties served: Abbeville, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Clarendon, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, and York.

 

 

 

                                                                    AccessAbility graphical bridge logo.  Opens the about AccessAbility web page.

 

Access Ability Counties served: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.

 

 

 

 

                                                              Walton Options logo (hands reaching to sun).  Opens Walton Options Youth Services web page.

 

Walton Options Counties served: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, and McCormick.

 

 

4.  Planning for the future:

 

 

                                                         SC Support Decision arrow logo.  Opens SC Support Decision Making Project web page.

   

 

 

                                Logo showing a graphical tree.  Opens South Carolina High School Credential web page.

 

 

5.  Planning for work when you receive SSI or SSDI:

 

 

                                             Able SC social security logo.  Opens Able SC WIPA page.

 

 

Able’s Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program serves the following counties: Everyone in these counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marlboro, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, and York.

 

 

                                             Walton options Social Security logo.  Opens Walton Options WIPA page.

 

 

Walton Options’ Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program serves the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Marion, McCormick, and Williamsburg.

 

 

                                                                  VR logo.  Opens Find your closest Vocational Rehabilitation office web page.

 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation has benefit counselors that you can request through your local VR office and here is more information on their benefits counseling:

 

 

                                                                         Shows newsletter.  Opens VR Benefits Counseling newsletter (PDF).

 

 

 

6.  How to apply for Medicaid (what is needed to use a waiver that SC DDSN manages):

 

 

                                              SC Healthy Connections logo.  Opens SC Healthy connections Medicaid getting started web page.

 

 

7.  Need help or have questions about legal protection and advocacy services for people with disabilities, Disability Rights of South Carolina is the resource:

 

 

                                                 Disability Rights South Carolina logo.  Opens Disability Rights SC web page.