South Carolina Chapter
Chapter contact: Meredith Holcomb, President
The mission of the organization is to empower persons who are hearing impaired to function independently by promoting universal rights and optimal opportunities for such persons, from infancy through adulthood, to learn to use, maintain, and improve all aspects of their verbal communication, including their abilities to speak, speechread, use residual hearing and process both spoken and written language.
Location: Edisto Hall at James Island County Park, Charleston, South Carolina
8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Josh Swiller who is the author of The Unheard, A Memoir of Deafness and Africa, a New York Times bestseller. Swiller is a dedicated advocate for the deaf and disabled and for cultivating a peaceful and playful mind.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
The national resource center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.
South Carolina resources can be found in the Directory of Services
Other State Government Resources
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control's Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) program, 803-898-0708
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control's Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS)
803-898-0788 (Central Office)
South Carolina's interagency early intervention program for birth to three years old. It is funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and managed through SC First Steps
SC Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (LLR)
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