Living with Spinal Cord Injury Resources

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  General Information 
disABILITY Information and Resources                   (back to top)
Link: http://www.makoa.org

Description: disABILITY Information and Resources is a Web site containing an extensive list of links to organizations and commercial sites of interest to the disabled. It includes links relating to clothing, computer accessibility, wheelchairs and other mobility products, legal and advocacy resources, travel and recreation resources, independent living, and more. The site was created and is maintained by a disabled individual.

Disability Services in South Carolina

SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN)-Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Division           (back to top)
Phone: (803) 898-9798
V/TTY: (803) 898-9600
Toll Free: 1-888-376-4636
Link: http://www.state.sc.us/ddsn/hsci/hsci.htm

Description: Assist people with disabilities and their families through choice in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.

Disabilities & Special Needs Board of Charleston County
Phone: (843) 805-5805
Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (800) 340-4028
Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (864) 288-1907
Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs
Phone: (843) 347-3010
Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (864) 682-2314
Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board
Phone: (803) 252-5981
Tri-Development Center of Aiken County
Phone: (803) 642-8800
York County Board of Disabilities & Special Needs
Phone: (803) 628-5999
Independent Living Centers in South Carolina
Description: Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers provide, among other things, several core services: Advocacy, Independent living skills training, Information and referral, and Peer counseling.
disAbility Resource Center (DRC)                           (back to top)
7944 Dorchester Road, Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 225-5080
TTY: (866) 874-7730
FAX: (843) 225-5082
Email: info@drcilc.org
Link: http://www.drcilc.org/
Disability Action Center, Inc.
1115 Belleview Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-5121 or (800) 681-6805
TTY: (803) 779-0949
FAX: (803) 779-5114
EMAIL: amayne@dacsc.org
Link: http://www.dacsc.org/
Disability Action Center, Inc. (Satellite)
712 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 235-1421 or (800) 681-7715
TTY: (864) 235-8798
FAX: (864) 235-2056
EMAIL: amayne@dacsc.org
Disability Solutions
963-A West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: (843) 339-2028 or (866) 450-3848
TTY: (843) 339-2028
FAX: (843) 339-2689
Email:
disabilitysol1@aol.com
Walton Options for Independent Living
325 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-9611
FAX: (803) 279-9135
EMAIL: tjohnston@waltonoptions.org
Link: http://www.waltonoptions.org/
Anderson Area Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Phone: (864) 224-9787
Contact: Kim Wilson
Description: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Area Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Phone: (843) 863-1165
Contact: Ruth Jones
Phone: (843) 792-2605
Contact: Richard Aust
Conway Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Phone: (843) 679-9932
Contact: Ronnie McFadden
Contact: Ellen Leftwich
Description: Meets at the New Horizon Center
Florence, SC Area Support Group
Phone: (843) 679-9932
Contact: Ronnie McFadden
Greenville Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
McCallister Square 223 S. Pleasantburg Drive, South Carolina,
Phone: (864) 609-0026
Contact: Rick Huntress
Description: Quarterly meetings

Midlands Peer Support Network Group
500 Taylor St, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Phone: (866) 445-5509
Contact: Debra Matney; Director of Programs
Phone: (803) 252-2198
Contact: Roy Bartell

Orangeburg, SC Area Support Group
Phone: (803) 829-2043
Contact: Rebecca Felder
Spartanburg, SC Area Support Group
St. Matthews Episcopal Church 101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29301
Phone: (864) 595-1947
Contact: Dot Colson
Description: Meets 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
Sumter Area Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Phone: (803) 775-7416
Contact: Roy Bartell
Description: Quarterly meetings on the 2nd. Saturday of the Month at 1:30 p.m.
York/Rock Hill Area Support Group
Piedmont Medical Center, Classroom 3, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill, South Carolina, 29732
Phone: (803) 366-5659
Contact: Bob Alders
Description: Support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Provides support to those living with spinal cord injuries, their caregivers, and families through education and shared experience
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Toll Free: 800-424-8200
Fax: 202-785-4452
Link: http://www.pva.org
South Carolina Assistive Technology Project
Phone: (803) 935-5263
Description: Our goal is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services.
  Transportation in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina
Tel-A-Ride (Charleston)                     (back to top)
Phone: (843) 747-0007
Tel-A-Ride services all of Peninsula Charleston, and portions of James Island, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and North Charleston
Link: http://www.ridecarta.com
DART (Columbia)
Phone: (803) 255-7100
P.O. Box 214,
Columbia, SC 29202
Link: http://www.gocmrta.com
  SCI Sports/Recreation in Charleston, SC
Acheiving Wheelchair Equality/ Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports             (back to top)
Phone: (843) 225-5080 Maria Saxon
Link: http://www.knology.net/~drc/awe/
  Medical Supplies/Equipment Providers in South Carolina
American Health Services/Adaptive Medical Inc.              (back to top)
Phone: (843) 760-2099
American Home Patient
Phone: (843) 554-9785
American Red Cross
Phone: (843) 764-2323
Carolina Children’s Charity
Phone: (843) 763-2640
Fax: 763-2642
Comprehensive Medical Service
Phone: (843) 797-5700
Fax: (843) 824-9605
Value Medical/Diabetic Supply Service Inc.
Phone: (843) 884-7118
Fax: (843) 971-1725
Diabetic Supply Group
Phone: (843) 556-0054
Easter Seals
Phone: (843) 308-7391
Floyd’s Brace
Phone: (843) 824-0625 and (843) 772-8827
Health Related Products
Toll Free: 1-800-845-4566
Herbert’s Mobility Phone
Phone: (843) 571-1515
Fax: (843) 572-9680
Medical Plaza Pharmacy
Phone: (843) 553-7121
Fax: (843) 553-5800
Med-Care Inc.
Phone: (843) 216-2943
Toll Free: 1-800-544-8559
Medicine Man
Phone: (843) 871-6944
Fax: (843) 851-9548
Pharmaceutical Health Care
Phone: (843) 762-3601
Fax: (843) 762-4506
Reliable Medical
Phone: (843) 881-4928
Fax: (843) 884-8005
Trumph Medical
Phone: (843) 534-0606
Fax: (843) 534-0206
  Home Modifications – Contractors in South Carolina
American Ramps- Marc Gardner                 (back to top)
Phone: (803) 255-0233
Toll-Free: 1-800-649-5215
Bath Fitter
Phone: (843) 767-4008
Description: Bathroom Modifications
KRC Construction
Contact: Ken Jakeman
Phone: (843) 224-4560
Description: Ramps, Home Modifications
Ocean Air Repair
Contact: David Rinker
Phone: (843) 795-7821
Rapid Repairs
Phone: (843) 573-4357
Description: Ramps, Roll-in Showers, Home & Bathroom Modifications
Vasko’s Quality Builders
Phone: (843) 851-2133
Description: Ramps, Home & Bathroom Modifications
David Wyatt
Phone: (843) 345-3682
Description: Ramps, Home Modifications
  Food Assistance in South Carolina
Meals on Wheels                    (back to top)
Phone: (843) 577-2795
Description: (meals delivered) Serves Charleston peninsula area
Meals on Wheels, CASC
Phone: (843) 722-3675
Description: (meals delivered) Serves meals throughout the Charleston area including
North Charleston, James Island, Folly Beach, and West Ashley.
Meals on Wheels, East Cooper
Phone: (843) 881-9350
Description: Meals delivered to residents of Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Wando and Daniel Island.
Meals on Wheels St. Paul’s Parish
Phone: (843) 889-3440
Description: Meals delivered to residents of Hollywood and surrounding areas.
Meals on Wheels Summerville
Phone: (843) 873-8224
Description: Meals delivered to residents of Summerville and surrounding area.
Angel Food Ministries
Link: http://www.angelfoodministries.com
Toll Free: 888-819-3745
Description: Requires monthly order; receive $50 worth of groceries for $25
  Physicians in South Carolina
U Compare Healthcare Provides doctor choices in all areas of South Carolina           (back to top)
Link: http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com
  Broad Resources
Social Security Administration                 (back to top)
Link: http://www.ssa.gov
Description: Social Security Disability Insurance Program and Supplement Security Income (SSI) program.
US Department of Health and Human Services- CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-
Link: http://www.cms.hhs.gov
Description: Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, and State Children’s Health Insurance.
  Home Health Agencies & PCAs in South Carolina
Abacare                                     (back to top)
Phone: (843) 375-2870
Allcare Living Service
Phone: (843) 832-9888
Description: Medicaid, Private Insurance and Sitting
Care For Life
Phone: (843) 852-9090
Description: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and Evaluations
Community Long Term
Phone: (843) 529-0142
Description: Medicaid, Private Insurance
Interim Care
Phone: (843) 569-5510
Description: Private Insurance
Franklin C Fetter
Phone: (843) 763-1760
Description: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and Sitting
Health Force
Phone: (843) 556-2784
Description: Medicaid, Private Insurance
Home Instead Senior Care
Phone: (843) 571-3000
Description: Private Insurance, Long Term Policy and Sitting
Amedisys Health Care
Phone: (843) 797-2942
Description: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and Sitting
Kelly Assisted Living
Phone: (843) 556-1191
Description: Private Insurance
Maximum HealthCare
Phone: (843) 573-0772
Description: 24 hr. Service, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Sitting
Ashley River Plantation- Assisted Living
Phone (843) 766-9898
Optimal Health Care
Phone: (843) 763-1760
Description: Private Insurance
PHC Home Health Care
Phone: (843) 762-3601
Keywords: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and Sitting
Sea Island Comprehensive
Health Care

Phone: (843) 559-4137
Keywords: Housing unit and home health services for the elderly and disabled. Services available in Spanish.
  Caregiver Resources
Hiring your own Personal Care Attendant                         (back to top)
Link: http://images.main.uab.edu/spinalcord/pdffiles/info-6.pdf
Keywords: Guidelines in employing and managing personal care assistant.
Choosing a Caregiver
Link: http://www.state.sc.us/ddsn/pubs/caregiver/toc.htm
Keywords: Manual in hiring in a caregiver.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Link: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=784
Keywords: Self-help guidelines for caregivers.

  Employment
Job Accommodation network’s                                 (back to top)
Link: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/SBSES/VOCREHAB.HTM
Keywords: Locates Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies by state
  Substance Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous                                (back to top)
Link: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Keywords: The site provides basic information about Alcoholics Anonymous, resources and how to find AA meetings in your area. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Narcotics Anonymous
Link: http://www.pensacolana.org/5b.html
Keywords: Find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in your area. Just click on the state and find meeting lists.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Link: http://www.mentalhealth.org
Keywords: A good Web page for information about mental health programs. CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.
 
 
 
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