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
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This is a half-day conference designed for parents and care providers (audiologists, speech-pathologists, teachers, early interventionists, physicians, etc.) of children with hearing loss and for pre-teens, older children, and adults with hearing loss. The course will address self-advocacy, coping strategies and social-emotional issues related to hearing loss. Attendees will be provided with up-to-date knowledge enabling them to employ best current practices when working with people with hearing loss.
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.
We are pleased to announce a $1,500 scholarship opportunity for one South Carolina deaf/hard of hearing student. Please note the application deadline date of May 1, 2015.
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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