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South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 585-7711 (Local)
(864) 585-3555 (Fax)
(888) 447-2732 (Toll-Free)
http://www.scsdb.k12.sc.us

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day. Academic program 8:00 AM-3:15 PM.
Staff description: Hire individuals with disabilities to provide role models for students attending SCSDB.
Geographic area served: South Carolina.
Publications: The Parent Press.

Locations

100 Executive Center Drive
Suite A13
Columbia, SC 29210

900 Fourth Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

1920C Dunbar Street
Charleston, SC 29407

300 Rainbow Drive
Suite 208
Florence, SC 29501

197 Piedmont
Suite 202
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Staff

Scott Falcone, Director, Outreach Services, sfalcone@scsdb.org
Margaret Park, President, (864) 577-7500, mpark@scsdb.org
Katie Rice, Director, Public Information and Information Technology, (864) 577-7506, krice@scsdb.org
Lou Thomson, Principal, School for the Blind, (864) 577-7600, lthomson@scsdb.org
Jack Todd, Director, Learning Resource Center, (864) 577-7640, jtodd@scsdb.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Public information department provides information/referral services.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides instruction in braille. Produces educational materials in audiocassettes, large print, and braille for student
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers programs for preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, sensory multidisabled, vocational and postsecondary educational students, as well as a variety of outreach and support services.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Trains students in the use of assistive technology devices.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • The school's Early Intervention Program serves children ages birth to six and is available to families statewide. Information, education and an array of services are offered at no charge to the family. Services are individualized for each family.
  • Education Services
    • Offers K-12 educational program for students who are deaf and blind. Offers a variety of special instructional services, including braille, vocational training, independent living skills, and physical and health education in addition to traditional instructional programs.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Occupational Education Program offers students an opportunity to set achievable work goals, make career decisions and learn citizenship skills. Course work includes applied math, communication and science. The program provides internship experience both on campus and in the local community.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Offers a preschool/elementary program, which begins by building students’ self-confidence, improving fine and gross motor skills, and providing introduction to braille and mobility training.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Offers an extensive after-school program designed to enhance the school day and is open to both residential and non-residential students. In addition to a study hall staffed by certified teachers, students are offered the opportunity to participate in classes, independent living skills, sports and recreational programs, music and drama and technology training.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides family support services.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical consultation.
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