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Our Children's Story, Inc.

We ARE a 501(c)3 Organization

CHADD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987 by a group of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy 
and support.



DCDT Division on Career Development and Transition
The web site for the Council of Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition focuses on career development of children, youth and adults of all ages and exceptionalities, and
on 
transition from school to adult life as a major component of the career development process.


Family Connection of South Carolina - SC Parent Training Information Center (PTI)
Family Connection serves as the SC Parent Training Information Center providing a support network for families who have children with disabilities and/or special health care needs.


Federation of Families of South Carolina
The Federation of Families of South Carolina is a statewide family network organized to provide information, training and support for families of children who have been identified with or are at risk of developing an emotional or behavioral disorder


Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.


SC Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) concentrates on getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. Our goal is to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians through access to assistive technology devices and services. We link people with technology and work with consumers, service providers, state agencies and policymakers.


South Carolina Autism Society
The SC Autism Society provides a variety of services including information and referral services, information on national trends in research and current treatment options, periodic informational materials and updates, Parent to Parent network of support, and an annual conference for professionals and parents.


South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SC DDSN)
The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, as defined in the South Carolina Code of Law, serves persons with mental retardation, autism, 
head and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities. Their mission is to assist people with disabilities in meeting their needs, pursuing their individual possibilities and achieving their goals, and to minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.


South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA)
The purpose of SCSHA is to serve as an advocate for persons with communication and hearing disorders and those professionals who provide 
them services. This association also serves as a resource for its members and the community by providing information on current trends, therapeutic interventions and
 technologies in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.


The Continuum of Care
The mission of the Continuum of Care is to ensure continuing development and delivery of appropriate services to those children with severe emotional disturbance and their families in South Carolina whose needs are not being adequately met by existing services and
programs.

  Able South Carolina (Able SC)
Able SC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) non-profit organization built on the central concept of self-empowerment. Offering an array of independent living services
? Able SC advocates on behalf of students with disabilities and gives young adults with disabilities the specific skills needed to prepare for their future.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 123,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Center for Disability Resources 
The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service, located in major universities throughout the U.S. They function as a bridge to connect the knowledge,

expertise and resources of the university to persons with disabilities and the service delivery systems of the community.


Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
The CPIR is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. They serve as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs).