Center for Disability Resources Library

The library is a collaborative effort between BabyNet/First Steps to School Readiness, the Center for Disability Resources, the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. The CDR Library consists of books, videos, brochures, and audiotapes covering a variety of disability-related topics.The Center for Disability Resources Library is located within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library on Garners Ferry Road.

Information Services

Anyone living in the fifty states can check out materials.

If you are not a resident of the NN/LM's Southeastern/Atlantic Region, please consult the Directory of Disability Resource Center Libraries to locate a library in your area.

Contact Information

Circulation Desk: (803)216-3200
Fax Number: (803)216-3223

Steven Wilson, CDR Librarian: (803) 216-3206 or steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu

Mailing Address: Center for Disability Resources Library
School of Medicine Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Library Hours


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please consult the School of Medicine Library web site for holiday hours.

Search the catalog of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library

We are in the process of cataloging the materials into the online catalog for the School of Medicine Library.

The online catalog is available at: http://libcat.csd.sc.edu/search~S27
The online catalog contains the holdings for the Center for Disability Resources Library , as well as the holdings of other health sciences libraries in South Carolina.

The results screen will display the title, call number, and year for each item. Click on any title to see the bibliographic information, the location, and the availability of an item. If the item is in the Center for Disability Resources Library, it will have one of the following locations:

Disabilities-PROF = Professional-level information

Disabilities-FAM = Information for families

Disabilities-TRAN = Transition information

Disabilities-AV = Videotapes, audiotapes, and kits

If you find an item you would like to check out, contact the Center for Disability Resources Library.

By Phone: (803) 216-3206 Steven Wilson, CDR Librarian, (803) 216-3200 Circulation Desk
By Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu.

Subject Lists of Library Materials

Click on the topic you are interested in to see a list of materials available at the library. To look for the most recent items added to the library, be sure to check the new book list or search the online catalog, Scarlit. Anyone living in South Carolina can check out library materials. If you are not a resident of South Carolina, please consult the Directory of Disability Resource Center Libraries to locate a library in your area.

 

Directions

The Center for Disability Resources Library is located in the USC School of Medicine Library at 6311 Garners Ferry Road. Call (803)216-3200 for more detailed directions.
The library is in Building 101.

From I 20:

  • Take I 77 South (Exit 76).

  • Take the SC-262/Leesburg RD Exit, exit number 9B, towards US-76/US-378/Garners Ferry RD-WEST. There will be a sign for the USC School of Medicine.

  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Leesburg Road.

  • At the first light, yield to the right to turn onto Garners Ferry Road.

  • Once you turn on Garners Ferry Road, take a left at the second light to enter the School of Medicine campus.

  • At the stop sign, go straight across to the parking lot. You can park there Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • Walk to the library, Building 101.

  • If you are visiting the library after 4:30pm on weekdays or on the weekend, you can park closer to the library. When you reach the stop sign after entering campus, take a left onto East Palmetto Street.

  • Continue on East Palmetto Street until you see a sign for Patient Parking on your left. Take a right into the "Reserved Parking-Red and Black VA Parking Permits Only" lot that is across from the Patient Parking lot. There is a silver book drop next to the parking lot.

  • The parking lot is in front of the library building.

From I 26:

  • Take I 77 North (Exit 116).

  • Take the Garners Ferry Road Exit (Exit 9).

  • Take a left at the stop light onto Garners Ferry Road.

  • At the third light, take a left to enter the School of Medicine campus.

  • At the stop sign, go straight across to the parking lot. You can park there Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • Walk to the library, Building 101.

  • If you are visiting the library after 4:30pm on weekdays or on the weekend, you can park closer to the library. When you reach the stop sign after entering campus, take a left onto East Palmetto Street.

  • Continue on East Palmetto Street until you see a sign for Patient Parking on your left. Take a right into the "Reserved Parking-Red and Black VA Parking Permits Only" lot that is across from the Patient Parking lot. There is a silver book drop next to the parking lot.

  • The parking lot is in front of the library building.

Statewide and National Disability-Related Web Sites

 

Statewide Disability-Related Web Sites

 

Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc: http://www.familyconnectionsc.org
Family Connection is a support network for families who have children with special needs. Founded in 1990, we're here to help thousands of children in South Carolina reach their potential by providing parent-to-parent connections, linking families to community resources, and sponsoring educational and support programs.

Hands On Health-South Carolina: http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org
Annotated links to web sites of interest to South Carolinians. Some of the disability related-topics are Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc. (PRO-Parents): http://www.proparents.org
A parent training and information (PTI) center for families of children with special needs. A PTI is an information resource for parents of children with disabilities.

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc (P&A):
http://www.PandaSC.org

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) protects the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. P&A promotes this mission by enabling individuals to advocate for themselves, and by promoting policies and services which respect their choices.

South Carolina Access: Aging and Disability Information: http://www.scaccesshelp.org
Searchable database of resources for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.

South Carolina Autism Society: http://www.scautism.org
The purpose of the South Carolina Autism Society is to enable all children and adults in South Carolina who have autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to reach their maximum potential. 

South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS): http://www.state.sc.us/dss
The purpose of the South Carolina Department of Social Services is to ensure the safety and health of children and adults who cannot protect themselves, and to assist those in need of food assistance and temporary financial assistance while transitioning into employment.

The Arc of South Carolina: http://www.arcsc.org
The Arc of South Carolina works to improve the lives of people with special needs. The Arc advocates for people with disabilities to ensure they have the services and supports they need to grow, develop, and live in the community. The Arc of South Carolina is affiliated with The Arc of of United States, a national organization on mental retardation.

 

National Disability-Related Web Sites

ABLEDATA: http://www.abledata.com
Provides information on assitive technology and features a database of assistive technology products.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD): http://www.aucd.org
A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIA): http://www.biausa.org
The BIA was founded in 1980 by a group of individuals who wanted to improve the quality of life for their family members who had sustained brain injuries. Their mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE): http://cirrie.buffalo.edu
Provides and maintains the Database of International Rehabilitation Research, which contains over 18,000 citations for research conducted outside of the U.S.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center: http://www.paralysis.org
The electronic library provides information for those who are living with paralysis and their caregivers.

Early Childhood Outcomes Center (The ECO Center): http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~eco/index.cfm
The ECO Center seeks to promote the development and implementation of child and family outcome measures for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities. These measures can be used in local, state, and national accountability systems. The ECO Center actively pursues our goals by... Collaborating with stakeholders and other groups concerned with outcomes measurement. Researching issues related to the development and implementation of outcome measures. Providing technical assistance to support states in developing and implementing outcome measurement systems.

Genetics Home Reference: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ghr/page/Home
The National Library of Medicine’s consumer web site about genetic conditions.

KidsHealth: http://kidshealth.org
KidsHealth has specialized portals for parents, kids, and teens. The site focuses on health information about children from birth through adolescence.

Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm
This web site provides a search feature as well as an alphabetical list of diseases and conditions. In the healthy living centers section, there is a baby’s health and children’s health section.

MedlinePlus: http://www.medlineplus.gov
Reliable health information from the National Library of Medicine. The web site includes fulltext medical dictionaries, drug information, directories, and over 600 health topics.  

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/default.htm
Features information on developmental disabilities, prevalence rates, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activities.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD): http://www.ncpad.org
This web site features information on accessible physical activity and a database of programs and facilities in the U.S.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL): http://www.ncil.org
The NCIL, as a membership organization, advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. They envision a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY): http://www.nichcy.org/pubs1.htm
NICHCY provides free publications on topics related to children and youth with disabilities. You can browse or search their publications. There are fact sheets on specific disabilities, IDEA-related publications, and guides for parents.

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC): http://www.ndsccenter.org
The purpose of the NDSC is to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. The mission is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS): http://www.ndss.org
NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome. The purpose is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research, and advocacy.

National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence (NARIC): http://www.naric.com
The NARIC web site provides access to databases related to disability and rehabilitation research projects and literature. The REHABDATA database contains over 12,000 citations and abstracts for research conducted in the U.S.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

ZERO TO THREE:http://www.zerotothree.org/
ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit organization. ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development.

Links

BabyNet: http://scfirststeps.org/babynet/

 

  • BabyNet, a program of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, provides services to infants and toddlers from birth to three.

Center for Disability Resources: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome
  • The Center for Disability Resources collaborates with state and local agencies to design and implement services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs: http://www.state.sc.us/ddsn/
  • The Department and its statewide network of local Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN) Boards provide services to people in South Carolina with mental retardation, autism, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries and to their families.

USC School of Medicine Library: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/
  • The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library contains a collection of medical textbooks and journals and provides services to students, faculty, staff, and local health care providers.

This page copyright 2006, The University of South Carolina.
Please forward any comments or questions about this web site to Steven Wilson, steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu

 

URL: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR