Walton Options

Walton Options Empowering People of all ages, regardless of disability, by promoting Personal Choice, Independence, Community Inclusion and Competitive Employment.
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Walton Options for Independent Living is a private, non-profit Center for Independent Living serving Georgia and South Carolina. Established in 1994, Walton Options assists all persons, of all ages with all types of disabilities by providing services and resources to help them to live independently within the community. We believe in involving all persons in community activities, such as work, education and recreation. Over 70% of the Board and Staff at Walton Options are themselves people with disabilities.

Mission: Empowering people of all ages regardless of disability by promoting Personal Choice, Independence, Community Inclusion and Competitive Employment.

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Are you ready to grab your family and get into some holiday cheer with music from the season? Don't miss our virtual mus...
11/19/2020

Are you ready to grab your family and get into some holiday cheer with music from the season? Don't miss our virtual music therapy session in partnership with the Augusta Symphony. Register for this FREE online event at https://walton-virtualmusic-therapy.eventbrite.com.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #WFI #MusicTherapy #Holidays #Thanksgiving #augustasymphony

#Accessibility: Graphic. Boarded by blue, yellow, and green swirls and musical notes, the graphic reads, "Virtual Music Therapy. November 23 and December 7"

Want to win a FREE trip to the Augusta Museum of History? Venture to downtown Augusta to the new James Brown Mural betwe...
11/19/2020

Want to win a FREE trip to the Augusta Museum of History? Venture to downtown Augusta to the new James Brown Mural between Broad St & James Brown BLVD (10th Street) and grab a Selfie! Be one of the first five people to submit your picture today, and you can be a winner. Drop your picture in the comments below, and we will message you, letting you know if you won and with details on how to claim your prize. Don't worry if you do not get selected today, we will be conducting this contest EVERY third Thursday of the month until February. Good luck!

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #WFI #JamesBrown #JamesBrownMural #Augusta #CSRA #Contest #AugustaMuseumOfHisory

#Accessibility: Graphics. Image titled, "Take A Picture With James Brown." The James Brown Mural is set to the back of the graphic. In the center of the graphic is an animated image of a social media post with two women standing in front of the James Brown Mural. To the right of the image reads, "Win tickets to the Augusta Museum of History Every Third Thursday."

Would you like to be featured at the Walton Foundation's Spring Undercover Artists Show? All you have to do to be consid...
11/17/2020

Would you like to be featured at the Walton Foundation's Spring Undercover Artists Show? All you have to do to be considered is to submit your artwork to our Dis' Art contest. The process is very simple, submit photos of your artwork and complete the application for Dis' Art. From there you have the chance to become a finalist and selected as the winner of the Dis' Art contest. Find out more and how to apply at https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #The523Gallery #CSRA #DisArt #DisabilityArt #DisabilityArtists #DisabilityCommunity #WaltonFoundation #ArtContest

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

Ready learn about what types of services and job supports are available to help you transition into the workplace? Ticke...
11/16/2020

Ready learn about what types of services and job supports are available to help you transition into the workplace? Ticket To Work has the resources your need with their upcoming Work Incentive Seminar Event webinar! Join them as they debunk myths about disability benefits and work, and help you get on the right path to finding the perfect career for YOU! Register today at https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

There is no better way to relax and get into the holiday spirit than sitting back and listening to cheerful holiday tune...
11/16/2020

There is no better way to relax and get into the holiday spirit than sitting back and listening to cheerful holiday tunes! Join Walton Options and the Augusta Symphony for virtual music therapy. The fun, spirited online event will take place on Nov 23. Register for the FREE event at https://walton-virtualmusic-therapy.eventbrite.com.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #WFI #MusicTherapy #Holidays #Thanksgiving #augustasymphony

#Accessibility: Graphic. Boarded by blue, yellow, and green swirls and musical notes, the graphic reads, "Virtual Music Therapy. November 23 and December 7"

Are you a person with a disability who is ready to get back to work? Join Hire Me SC  for their FREE workshop about bene...
11/16/2020

Are you a person with a disability who is ready to get back to work? Join Hire Me SC for their FREE workshop about benefits where they will be dispelling myths related to working while receiving SSI/SSDI and connecting you with local organizations that can help you with your job search. This webinar takes place on November 18! Register to receive the meeting link at, https://ablesouthcarolina.salsalabs.org/november18workshop/index.html

#Accessibility: Hire Me South Carolina flyer detailing event topics. Described after a FREE community event scheduled Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM through Zoom. Register by clicking the link in the caption.

Join the Richmond County Extension for their Happy Holiday at Home Series. Tune in Thursdays at 11:30 to see how you and...
11/16/2020

Join the Richmond County Extension for their Happy Holiday at Home Series. Tune in Thursdays at 11:30 to see how you and your family can have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season at home. The season may be different, but it can still be enjoyable! To register for this FREE virtual event series, email Emma Poston at [email protected].

#Accessibility: Flyer detailing the Happy Holiday At Home Series, described as a, "free virtual series on ways to make your 2020 holiday season happy and healthy." The details of each week are listed, week 11/19 will go over "Fun and Safe Ways to Gather."

We are so thrilled by the submissions that we have been sent in for Dis' Art! Do not miss the opportunity to submit your...
11/16/2020

We are so thrilled by the submissions that we have been sent in for Dis' Art! Do not miss the opportunity to submit your work by November 20, 2020. The winner will be featured in Augusta's local 523 Gallery as well as the Walton Foundation's Spring Undercover Artists Showcase. You can submit an application for the contest at https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #The523Gallery #CSRA #DisArt #DisabilityArt #DisabilityArtists #DisabilityCommunity #WaltonFoundation #ArtContest

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

Are you a lover of nature, the outdoors, and the feeling of the crisp air on your face? Join us on National Take A Hike ...
11/14/2020

Are you a lover of nature, the outdoors, and the feeling of the crisp air on your face? Join us on National Take A Hike Day, Nov 17. We will be playing nature trivia with the opportunity to win selected prizes, as well as learning about some of the trails this land has to offer. Whether it is for the fellowship or the knowledge, register to join in on the fun at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-take-a-hike-day-trivia-at-phinzy-swamp-tickets-128140001193

#TakeAHikeDay #EndlessOptions #WOIL #WFI #SportsAndLiesure #DisabilityCommunity #CSRA

#Accessibility: Graphic. Animated nature scene, depicting trees, grass, and clouds. The Walton Options sun sits in the corner. The center of the image reads, "Take A Hike with Walton Options for National Take A Hike Day Trivia at Phynizy Swamp."

Join Hire Me SC  for "Community of Practice," a monthly, hour-long online opportunity to learn best practices in transit...
11/13/2020
Join our Community of Practice!

Join Hire Me SC for "Community of Practice," a monthly, hour-long online opportunity to learn best practices in transition services and to collaborate with professionals from across the state in your field. This month, the conversation will revolve around CTE/SPED Collaboration. Register for the November 17 session at https://ablesouthcarolina.salsalabs.org/sceficop/index.html.

#Accessibility: Hire Me SC 'Community of Practice' flyer. Flyer details describe the event as "a monthly, hour-long, online opportunity to learn best practices in transition series, and collaboration with professionals in your field across the state. The registration link is included. Registration link included in the caption.

Join our community of practice: a monthly, hour-long online opportunity to learn best practices in transition services and collaborate with professionals across the state.

Have you heard? We are hosting an art contest called Dis' Art! Are you or anyone you know an artist? Do you have a disab...
11/13/2020

Have you heard? We are hosting an art contest called Dis' Art! Are you or anyone you know an artist? Do you have a disability or create art for the disability community? Don't miss this chance to enter your art, TODAY! Visit our website at https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/ to apply!

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #The523Gallery #CSRA #DisArt #DisabilityArt #DisabilityArtists #DisabilityCommunity #WaltonFoundation #ArtContest

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #NDEAM #LookingForward #DisabilityEmployment #CSRA   We recently recognized National Disability Em...
11/13/2020

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #NDEAM #LookingForward #DisabilityEmployment #CSRA

We recently recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As we look forward we hope to see more persons with disabilities gaining and keeping employment. Check out our newest article featuring Kinga Kiss-Johnson. Kinga talks to us about her journey to believing in herself, and her hopes for job seekers and employers as we look to a brighter future. You can read our interview with Kinga at https://www.waltonoptions.org/looking-forward-on-disability-employment/.

Ready to find your next employment position? Ticket To Work has pulled together information on virtual career fairs you ...
11/13/2020
Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

Ready to find your next employment position? Ticket To Work has pulled together information on virtual career fairs you can participate right from the comfort of your own home. For a full list of career fairs visit https://choosework.ssa.gov/blog/2020-11-03-start-job-search-at-november-career-fair?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

If you need help preparing for your interview, contact us a 706-724-6262.

Setting goals and looking for work? Virtual career fairs are an excellent way to start your job search or advance your career. They give you the chance to network, meet potential employers and learn about different job opportunities from the comfort of your home.

We are looking for a dynamic team member who is ready to make an impact in the lives of youth with disabilities. Would y...
11/12/2020

We are looking for a dynamic team member who is ready to make an impact in the lives of youth with disabilities. Would you like to support independence as a Youth Transitions Advocate? Send us your resume' today! #EndlessOptions #disabilityemployment #Hiring #workwithus

Graphic: a blue and green megaphone is under a blue text bubble which reads: We are hiring! We are looking for a dynamic addition to our team: Youth Transition Advocate. Are you ready to make an impact? Send us your resume' today! Full details at https://www.waltonoptions.org/about-us/careers

The SABE GoVoter Project is investigating issues around voting for people with disabilities regarding the recent Nov 3 e...
11/12/2020
Join us in November for a virtual benefits workshop!

The SABE GoVoter Project is investigating issues around voting for people with disabilities regarding the recent Nov 3 election. They want to make sure that persons with disabilities have the accessibility they need when voting so that their voice and vote are counted. If you would like to help SABE by completing the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SABEGoVoter2020survey

Register for a free workshop to learn more about benefits and working!

Did you know the United States is home to over 60,000 miles in hiking trails? That is a lot of opportunities to get outd...
11/12/2020

Did you know the United States is home to over 60,000 miles in hiking trails? That is a lot of opportunities to get outdoors! We are hitting the trail on Nov 17, as we observe National Take A Hike Day with some fun and games at Phinizy Swamp.

Register for this free event, and join us for a day in the sun at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-take-a-hike-day-trivia-at-phinzy-swamp-tickets-128140001193

#TakeAHikeDay #EndlessOptions #WOIL #WFI #SportsAndLiesure #DisabilityCommunity #CSRA

#Accessibility: Graphic. Animated nature scene, depicting trees, grass, and clouds. The Walton Options sun sits in the corner. The center of the image reads, "Take A Hike with Walton Options for National Take A Hike Day Trivia at Phynizy Swamp."

Sometimes, the use of an umbrella of terms can be just as confusing as the effort to make the details simplistic. The sa...
11/12/2020
Social Security in Plain Language – Social Security Matters

Sometimes, the use of an umbrella of terms can be just as confusing as the effort to make the details simplistic. The same confusion can sometimes be true for understanding Social Security terminology. To make things a little more understandable Social Security Administration has shared the article "Social Security in Plain Language," where they give you the ABC's to Social Security. Read at, https://blog.ssa.gov/social-security-in-plain-language/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Social Security in Plain Language October 29, 2020 • By Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Some of the terms and acronyms people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing. We’re here to help you understand all you need to know. We strive to explain your benefi...

Have you submitted your artwork for our Dis' Art contest? Finalists in the contest will automatically have their work di...
11/12/2020

Have you submitted your artwork for our Dis' Art contest? Finalists in the contest will automatically have their work displayed in The 523 Gallery , located in Downtown Augusta, GA. Don't miss the opportunity to submit by the Nov 20 deadline. To enter, view the contest rules and more, visit https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #The523Gallery #CSRA #DisArt #DisabilityArt #DisabilityArtists #DisabilityCommunity #WaltonFoundation #ArtContest

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

11/12/2020

Would you like to have your child's toys adapted with an on/off switch for use? Drop Off or Ship Your Toys to the SC Assistive Technology Program to have the item Switch-Adapted for Free from Nov 16 to Dec 11. Families, professionals and school staff can ship or bring battery-operated toys to the SC Assistive Technology Resource Center to have their toys adapted for switch use - FREE OF CHARGE!

If your circumstances make it difficult to afford a toy, please reach out to them, as they may have one for you. For more information, please call 803-935-5362 or 803-935-5263.

Listen in to ADA Live! as they celebrate Veterans across the country for their contribution and sacrifice to the securit...
11/11/2020

Listen in to ADA Live! as they celebrate Veterans across the country for their contribution and sacrifice to the security of our country. Episode 87: Veterans, Employment and Disability: A Historical Perspective, is an informative episode that focuses on employment and Veterans with guests Dr. Larry Logue and Dr. Peter Blanck of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Search ADA! Live on Soundcloud, to listen on demand.

#EndlessOptions #CSRA #WOIL #ADALive #VeteransDay #Podcast #SoundCloud

#Accessibility: Image of the ADA Live! logo. A microphone is set to the background. Within three rectangles sit a. d. a. with 'live' following behind. Sound waves radiate from the side.

This Veteran's Day we honor and say 'Thank You' for the service and sacrifice of our American veterans and soldiers.#Vet...
11/11/2020

This Veteran's Day we honor and say 'Thank You' for the service and sacrifice of our American veterans and soldiers.

#VeteransDay #Veterans #Military #EndlessOptions #CSRA

#Accessibility: A flag lays across the top of the graphic. The graphic reads, "Celebrating Veterans Day." The bottom of the graphic reads, "Honoring all who serve." Three stars sit on either side of this statement.

Offices will be closed tomorrow as we observe Veteran's Day. Offices will re-open Thursday, November 12, at 9 AM. #Endle...
11/10/2020

Offices will be closed tomorrow as we observe Veteran's Day. Offices will re-open Thursday, November 12, at 9 AM.

#EndlessOptions #OfficeClosure #CSRA

#Accessibility: Office closing graphic. Reads, "Wednesday, November 11, Offices Will Be Closed, in observance of Veterans Day."

Calling all artists in the CSRA. Walton Options and Walton Foundation are happy to present Dis' Art! We are looking for ...
11/10/2020

Calling all artists in the CSRA. Walton Options and Walton Foundation are happy to present Dis' Art! We are looking for talented artists with disabilities and/or artists who create art reflecting the disability community in some way.

Visit https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/ to read more about Dis' Art and find out how to submit your work. Submissions will be accepted until November 20, 2020.

#DisArt #EndlessOptions #ArtContest #Submissions #WaltonOptions #WaltonFoundation #CSRA #Artists #DisabilityCommunity

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

Calling all artists in the CSRA. Walton Options and Walton Foundation are happy to present Dis' Art! We are looking for ...
11/09/2020

Calling all artists in the CSRA. Walton Options and Walton Foundation are happy to present Dis' Art! We are looking for talented artists with disabilities and/or artists who create art reflecting the disability community in some way.

Visit https://www.waltonoptions.org/disart/ to read more about Dis' Art and find out how to submit your work. Submissions will be accepted until November 20, 2020.

#DisArt #EndlessOptions #ArtContest #Submissions #WaltonOptions #WaltonFoundation #CSRA #Artists #DisabilityCommunity

#Accessibility: Graphic bordered by multi-colored watercolor splashes. The Dis' Art logo sits in the center of the graphic. Each letter of the logo is stylized to represent art or the disability community. At the bottom of the logo, in brackets, reads "art for the entire community." three logos sit to the bottom of the graphic: the 523 Gallery, Walton Options, and Walton Foundation for Independence.

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948 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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