A place to start for families with children with special needs
Please contact us and let us know if you have a site or program
that could benefit the rest of our community and children and
we will gladly add it here.
Intensive Therapy Programs
Currently Offered at The Therapy Place:
Bridges at The Therapy Place
Anat Baniel Method (ABM) - The Anat Banel a movement-based therapy designed to communicate with the brain to help it regain its ability to create new neural patterns and pathways, offered bi-monthly at The Therapy Place. For more information or to contact ABM practitioner, John Robson, please visit http://www.honestevolution.com/children.
Special thank you to the following providers for donating therapy equipment and supplies to The Therapy Place!
Rifton Equipment: Makers of adaptive equipment for people with disabilities
ARK Therapeutic: Feeding and oral motor therapy tools
(By using the above stated link, 15% of the proceeds go directly to The Therapy Place.)
Alternative Education Centers
The BarClay School
Agency Support and Resources:
Medicaid/TEFRA (SC Department of Health & Human Services):
Get Application for Medicaid for Children with Special Needs (not based
on parent income, but rather the child's diagnosis and special needs)
Babynet: SC's Zero to Three Early Early Intervention Services
SC Department of Education's Office of Exceptional Children -
Ensuring a Free and Appropriate Public Education
SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs (DDSN)
Autism Institute of SC: Providing Autism Interventions and Services
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Carolina Autism Resource & Evaluation Center (SC DDSN)
TEAM THERAPY - Columbia center offering family-centered, team approach to pediatric
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. - an organization who is helping families fight against the Medicaid cap for therapies and other issues of concern.
Emotional Support and Advocacy:
SC Autism Society: referral, service coordination & conferences
PRO Parents: Parents Reaching Out to Parents - information & training
Family Connection of SC: Parent-to-parent support; support groups
The Therapy Place Hoopers in Motion - An informal hula hooping social/play group for children and teens with special needs and their friends and family. (To view this page, you must be logged into facebook.)
SC Developmental Disabilities Council - for summer programs
Challenge Adventures: Outdoor Experiences for children with special needs
DreamRiders: Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Lexington, SC
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Special Beds: "ComfyLiftBed"
SleepSafe Bed - As appeared in Extreme Home Makeover in March of 2008
Pocket Full of Therapy
Sammons Preston: Rehab Equipment & Supplies
TherAdapt: Innovative Therapy Equipment