About the CDR
The Center for Disability Resources, South Carolina's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Education, Research and Service (UCEDDERS) is part of a network of more than sixty UCEDDERS located at major universities throughout the United States. We 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. We work in partnership with others to advance a greater recognition of the abilities of all people and promote their full inclusion into every aspect of society through the following methods:
Interdisciplinary Training: We provide
training opportunities for people with disabilities, students, professionals,
family members, and paraprofessionals.
Community Services and Technical Assistance: We provide community services and technical assistance in order to expand and enhance options for choice and inclusion of people with disabilities.
Research: We implement and disseminate research in the areas of person-centered planning, positive behavior support, transition, and psychopharmacology, to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Dissemination: We develop and disseminate information in print and electronic formats to people with disabilities, students, professionals, family members, paraprofessionals and policymakers.
The Center for Disability Resources
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC. 29203
Phone: 803-935-5231, Fax: 803-935-5059
Office Hours: 8AM - 4:30PM, Monday-Friday
Directions to the facility
Take I-77 N. Merge onto SC-555 S/ Farrow Rd. via Exit 19. End at 8301 Farrow Rd.
From Harbison/ Columbiana Centre Mall (I-26)
Merge onto I-26 E/ US-76 E. Merge onto I-20 E via Exit 107B towards Florence. Take the SC-555 N exit- Exit 72. Turn Left onto SC-555 N/ Farrow Rd. End at 8301 Farrow Rd.
From the University of South Carolina Columbia Campus (SC-277)
Take SC-48 N/ Assembly St. towards Gervais St. Turn Right onto Elmwood Ave/ US-176/ US-21/ US-321/ US-76. Continue to follow Elmwood Ave/ US-76. Turn Left onto SC-277 N/ Bull St. Continue to follow SC-277 N. Take the Parklane Rd. exit. Turn Left onto Parklane Rd. Turn Left onto SC-555/ Farrow Rd. End at 8301 Farrow Rd.
Attendant Care Project
CDR Library Project
Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation Center (CARE)
Community Development, Council on Consumer Affairs (COCA)
Developmental Pediatric Clinic
Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI)
Outcomes Training and Technical Assistance
South Carolina Assistive Technology Project (SCATP)
Training for Early Childhood Solutions (TECS)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Training Institute
The library is a collaborative effort between BabyNet/South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 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.
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:
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
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:
Searchable database of resources for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.
South Carolina Autism Society:
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):
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.
South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council
The SCDDC was established in 1971 and is federally funded under the Developmental Disabilities Act. The DD Council advocates for the independence, promotes the productivity, and fosters the integration of people who have developmental disabilities.
South Carolina State Library:
The purpose is to improve library services throughout the state and to ensure all citizens access to libraries and information resources adequate to meet their needs. The State Library supports libraries in meeting the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the people of South Carolina.
The Arc of South Carolina:
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.
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):
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.
The federal portal to government resources for people with disabilities.
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.
Family Village Library: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/library.htm
The Waisman Center uses an online card catalog to organize information, such as online discussion groups, relevant organizations, and helpful websites for a variety of disabilities.
Genetics Home Reference: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ghr/page/Home
The National Library of Medicine’s consumer web site about genetic conditions.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
IDEA is our nation's special education law. It guides how states and school districts provide special education and related services to more than six million eligible children with disabilities.
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.
Reliable health information from the National Library of Medicine. The web site includes fulltext medical dictionaries, drug information, directories, and over 600 health topics. There is a low vision version available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lowvision.html
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):
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):
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 Early Childood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC):
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our mission is to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through five) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate, and family-centered supports and services.
National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence (NARIC):
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.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health: http://www.noah-health.org
Browse or search the health topics to find consumer health web sites organized by librarians.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):
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.
Women with DisAbilities: http://www.4woman.gov/wwd
Part of the National Women's Health Information Center. Features publications and links to resources for women with disabilities.
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.
What is the Center for Disability Resources?
The South Carolina University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service has been working to improve the life of people with disabilities and their families for more than twenty-five years. Our goal is to create an inclusive community where all people have choices to determine the course of their lives and fulfill their dreams.
Who works at the Center for Disability Resources?
We are South Carolina University faculty, staff and students.
We are people with and without disabilities
We are parents and families of persons with disabilities
We are persons with diverse backgrounds
What are the goals of the Center for Disability Resources?
People with disabilties and their families have control, choice, responsibility and opportunity.
People with disabilities are healthy, maintain healthy lifestyles and benefit from a full range of health care services.
People with disabilities participate fully in education at all levels and achieve their educational goals
People with disabilities are valued, participating and contributing members of their communities.
People with disabilities obtain and maintain employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.
Adults with disabilities choose where and with whom they want to live and fully use the services that support their choices.
Who can use the Center for Disability Resources Library?
Any resident of South Carolina may utilize the collection and services. Residents of other states may borrow one item at a time and are responsible for return postage.
Please forward any comments or questions about this web site to:
Steven Wilson, Coordinator, CDR Library firstname.lastname@example.org