Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board
"Celebrating Abilities"

P.O. Box 2847     Sumter, SC  29151-2847       803-778-1669

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Services

Service Coordination    Early Intervention    Respite Services
Summer Services   Supported Employment   
 Supervised Living II    Community Training Homes II
 Intermediate Care Facilities  Sumter Work Enterprises

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Service Coordination is the entry point into our system, once persons are screened for appropriateness through the USMC Center for Disability Resources (1-800-289-7012).  Service Coordination will then submit an eligibility packet to South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN).  If approved for services, Service Coordination will work with the individual and his/her family and friends, as applicable, to develop a Person-Centered Plan to address the needs identified and to monitor the implementation of the plan.

The individual's Person-Centered Plan is built on a person's strengths, interests and talents, and targets assistance to achieve results in the person's life.  Individuals and others evaluate the actual results of and satisfaction with the services and supports he or she is receiving.  If an individual is satisfied with the services and supports he or she is receiving, he or she can choose not to change them.

The gifts and positive abilities of the people we serve are the focus of the Person-Center approach we use.  This state-of-the-art service delivery approach gives consumers and their families the power to use the resources allocated to them in a way that makes sense in their lives.  They set goals and develop a plan that identifies the services and supports they want and need, and, within available resources, select who will provide these services.  This service delivery approach allows individuals and their families more choice and control over the services and supports they receive.  Return to Top
 

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Early Intervention is a family-focused, in-home service for children from birth to age six.  An Early Interventionist helps families understand their child's delayed development and assists with training.  Service coordination is provided in accordance with an individualized family service plan.  Our Early Intervention program services children and families eligible for BabyNet in their own home or in the child's natural environment.  Funds are available for transportation, specialized equipment, day care, recreation and other needs.  Return to Top
 

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Respite Services provide temporary care to individuals, allowing families or caregivers to handle emergencies and personal situations or take a break.  Respite may be provided in the individual/family home, a qualified caregiver's home, regional center or other locations.  Return to Top
 

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Supported Employment develops employment opportunities and provides assistance in sustaining employment, enabling individuals to earn wages and opportunities to interact with non-disabled workers.  Supported employment includes job coach, enclave and mobile work crew opportunities.  Return to Top
 
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Job Coach - Job coaches develop employment opportunities and work with participants on a one-to-one basis to teach them the skills necessary to perform and maintain a particular job.  Assistance is also provided to help individuals develop job-related skills such as money management, use of transportation and interpersonal skill development.

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Enclaves provide work for groups of adults at a local industry or business.  Participants work on-site.  These jobs often lead to competitive employment.

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Mobile work crews train teams of adults to work in their community and perform services such as lawn care, janitorial or landscaping services.
 

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Supervised Living II (SLP II) serves adults capable of independence with some support.  Adults live in apartments with supervision and support services provided to meet individual needs.  Return to Top
 

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Community Training Homes II (CTH II) offer individuals the opportunity to live in a homelike environment under the supervision of qualified and trained caregivers.  Personalized care, supervision and individualized training are provided for no more than four individuals living in a home.  Return to Top
 

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Intermediate Care Facilities/Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) residences are for people with high levels of need.  The homes resemble single-family homes in local neighborhoods.  They provide 24-hour care, supervision, counseling, recreation and other activities.  Return to Top
 

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Individualized Summer Services provide financial assistance for families whose family members with a disability attend activities selected by the parents.  Participants attend various types of summer activities, from traditional camps to highly individualized services and activities.  Return to Top
 

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Sumter Work Enterprises is an adult vocational work center designed to maximize an individual's functioning in activities of daily living, socialization and vocational skills.  Participants may receive competitive wages for work.  Contract work and mobile work crews offer training in specific areas.
 
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Let us submit a competitive bid for contract work and save your company money!  The following are some examples of contract work our individuals have performed:

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Sumter Packaging:  A variety of box assembly

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Becton Dickinson:  Cleaning of needle racks, grinding and disposal of needle waste

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Uni-First:  Sorting clothes hangers

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Air Force Association:  Copying and mailing newsletters

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Sumter Chamber of Commerce:  Assembly of Chamber Pak and bulk mail-out

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Readings:  Insert flyers, label and mail-out

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USC-Sumter:  Label, fold, sort and mail class schedules

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Ramada Inn:  Insert flyers, label and mail-out

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Sumter County Library:  Grounds maintenance

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Lawn Service:  Private homes in the community

 


Contact Joyce Jackson at 778-1669, Ext. 113,
to obtain more information on how we can
help you through contract work.
 

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