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:
Special thank you to the following providers for donating therapy equipment and supplies to The Therapy Place!
ARK Therapeutic: Feeding and oral motor therapy tools
Rifton Equipment: Makers of adaptive equipment for people with disabilities.
Alternative Education Centers:
HELP/UNDERSTANDING TO FILL OUT A TEFRA APPLICATION: (Medicaid for children with disabilities)
Area Support and Resources:
Able South Carolina: Able SC offers a variety of services and programs that empower people with disabilities to reach their independence.
Autism Institute of SC: Providing Autism Interventions and Services
Babynet: SC’s Zero to Three Early Early Intervention Services
Cerebral Palsy Group: Provides helpful cerebral palsy resources
Discovery Therapies, Inc.: Discovery offers a variety of services including Educational Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, and Partnerships with Private Schools.
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)
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.
SC Council for Exceptional Children
SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs (DDSN)
SC Department of Education – Preschool Special Education Services
Ensuring a Free and Appropriate Public Education
SC Department of Health and Environment, Children with Special Health Care Needs (DHEC, CSHCN)
Team Therapy – Columbia pediatric therapy center offering family-centered, team approach to pediatric therapy services
Vision Therapy Institute – Offers preventative eye care and takes Medicaid
Emotional Support and Advocacy:
Family Connection of SC: Parent-to-parent support; support groups
Federation of Families of SC: Family Support Networks
Jill Smith + Associates: Counseling, Coaching and Consulting
Kinship Care Resources: Sisters of Charity has put together some resources for grandparents and other relatives who assist in the care of children with special needs
Outspoken: Clinical and Counseling services
PRO Parents: Parents Reaching Out to Parents- information & training
SC Autism Society: referral, service coordination & conferences
SC Respite Coalition: The SC Respite Coalition is the only entity in the state committed to addressing the needs for respite across the lifespan for all persons caring for a child or adult who has special needs
The Arc of South Carolina: Supports full inclusion and participation in the community
Camp Burnt Gin – Summer Camps
Challenge Adventures: Outdoor Experiences for children with special needs
DreamRiders: Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Lexington, SC
SC Developmental Disabilities Council – for summer programs
SC United YMCA Strikers: Soccer for children with Special Needs
Pediatric Mobility Innovations – local equipment provider specializing in children
Sammons Preston: National catalog for Rehab Equipment & Supplies
SleepSafe Bed – As appeared in Extreme Home Makeover in March of 2008