Walton Options

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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, edu

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, edu

Operating as usual

Our offices will be closed next Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. If you are in need of assis...
09/03/2021

Our offices will be closed next Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. If you are in need of assistance, our offices will reopen Tuesday, September 7, at 9 A.M. We hope you all have a fun and safe holiday.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #LaborDay #OfficeClosed

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Our offices will be closed next Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. If you are in need of assistance, our offices will reopen Tuesday, September 7, at 9 A.M. We hope you all have a fun and safe holiday.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #LaborDay #OfficeClosed

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FEMA recently released Emergency Preparedness resources specifically for persons with disabilities. You can find inclusi...
09/03/2021
Be Informed

FEMA recently released Emergency Preparedness resources specifically for persons with disabilities. You can find inclusive emergency preparedness videos via YouTube. Want to know how to stay informed?

Check it out here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u6vo9Q-Uq4.

This video brought to you by the Ready Campaign and Ad Council shows people with access and functional needs taking charge to prepare themselves and their fa...

September marks the start of National Preparedness Month, and we want to make sure that you are prepared for ANYTHING at...
09/01/2021

September marks the start of National Preparedness Month, and we want to make sure that you are prepared for ANYTHING at ALL TIMES. This month we will highlight: Building a family plan, what to do for storms, floods, hurricanes, and MORE! Stay tuned, so you can know how to stay safe!

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #EmergencyPrepMonth #EmergencyPreparedness #WeatherPrep #PrepareToProtect #CSRA #DisabilityCommunity

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September marks the start of National Preparedness Month, and we want to make sure that you are prepared for ANYTHING at ALL TIMES. This month we will highlight: Building a family plan, what to do for storms, floods, hurricanes, and MORE! Stay tuned, so you can know how to stay safe!

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #EmergencyPrepMonth #EmergencyPreparedness #WeatherPrep #PrepareToProtect #CSRA #DisabilityCommunity

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Meet Chris! Chris had planned on playing football after high school, but when plans changed, he decided to serve his cou...
08/31/2021

Meet Chris! Chris had planned on playing football after high school, but when plans changed, he decided to serve his country. Currently, Chris is enlisted into the US Navy, and though he has not picked a specialty yet, he is looking forward to exploring all of his career options.

#EmploymentFirstSC #HireMeSC

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Meet Chris! Chris had planned on playing football after high school, but when plans changed, he decided to serve his country. Currently, Chris is enlisted into the US Navy, and though he has not picked a specialty yet, he is looking forward to exploring all of his career options.

#EmploymentFirstSC #HireMeSC

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Meet Autumn! Autumn is currently a graduating senior with a love of horses. She has experience working as a kennel techn...
08/30/2021

Meet Autumn! Autumn is currently a graduating senior with a love of horses. She has experience working as a kennel technician and a stable hand, enforcing her love for helping and caring for animals. Upon graduation Autumn would like to take her experience from working with her blind, rescue horse Atlas and run a horse rescue as well as start-up an equine therapy program for children with Autism.

#HireMeSC #EmploymentFirstSC

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Meet Autumn! Autumn is currently a graduating senior with a love of horses. She has experience working as a kennel technician and a stable hand, enforcing her love for helping and caring for animals. Upon graduation Autumn would like to take her experience from working with her blind, rescue horse Atlas and run a horse rescue as well as start-up an equine therapy program for children with Autism.

#HireMeSC #EmploymentFirstSC

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to conquer another GREAT week. What are you...
08/30/2021

Good Morning and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to conquer another GREAT week. What are you looking forward to building on this week?

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #MondayMotivation #Quote #CSRA

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to conquer another GREAT week. What are you looking forward to building on this week?

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #MondayMotivation #Quote #CSRA

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The Dental College of Georgia will be providing Free Dental Screenings, beginning this weekend, for the next couple of w...
08/27/2021

The Dental College of Georgia will be providing Free Dental Screenings, beginning this weekend, for the next couple of weekends at the Barnyard Flea Market. Walk-ins are available for this service.

Those dates don't work for you? The Dental College services are a great, affordable way to get the care you need. Find out more at how you can become a patient at https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/patientservices/newpatients

#EndlessOptions #CommunityResources #Dental #DentalCollegeOFGeorgia #BarnyardFleaMarket #CSRA #Augusta

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The Dental College of Georgia will be providing Free Dental Screenings, beginning this weekend, for the next couple of weekends at the Barnyard Flea Market. Walk-ins are available for this service.

Those dates don't work for you? The Dental College services are a great, affordable way to get the care you need. Find out more at how you can become a patient at https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/patientservices/newpatients

#EndlessOptions #CommunityResources #Dental #DentalCollegeOFGeorgia #BarnyardFleaMarket #CSRA #Augusta

#Accessibility: Graphic with dental supplies set in the background. Set over the background is various text. The graphic reads, Free Dental Screening. Dental Collge of Georgia. Where: Booth G10 at Barnyard Flea Market. When: Saturday, August 28. Sunday, September 12. Saturday, September 25. Saturday, October 6. Saturday, November 6. Sunday, November 21. 9 AM - 1 PM. Walk-ins Welcome.

Are you interested in finding ways to connect with your community's history? Take a tour of the Augusta Golden Blocks wi...
08/27/2021

Are you interested in finding ways to connect with your community's history?

Take a tour of the Augusta Golden Blocks with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and venture through downtown to see what used to be. Experience the exhibit from your home or from your car on your mobile device at HTTP://BIT.LY/GOLDENBLOCKSTOUR

#EndlessOptions #LucyCLaney #WOIL #CSRA #Museum #Partners

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Are you interested in finding ways to connect with your community's history?

Take a tour of the Augusta Golden Blocks with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and venture through downtown to see what used to be. Experience the exhibit from your home or from your car on your mobile device at HTTP://BIT.LY/GOLDENBLOCKSTOUR

#EndlessOptions #LucyCLaney #WOIL #CSRA #Museum #Partners

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BUILDING UPDATE: Things are moving along for our NEW Center for Disability Rights and Resources. Its is incredible to se...
08/27/2021

BUILDING UPDATE: Things are moving along for our NEW Center for Disability Rights and Resources. Its is incredible to see each step of this process and we are growing with excitement at the anticipation of a finished building!

Want to get in on the action? Help us Spark the Community at https://boldlybe.waltonoptions.org/.

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Looking at the options for your next family vacation destination? Recently, Disney Parks announced that they will be cha...
08/26/2021
Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card Fact Sheet

Looking at the options for your next family vacation destination? Recently, Disney Parks announced that they will be changing some of their services to be more accommodating to guests with disabilities.

The new Disability Access Service will allow guests with Disabilities to receive a return time on attractions for up to 6 traveling guests, to accommodate guests who aren't able to wait in the queue-like environment.

For more information on the coming DAS system, visit https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/disney-parks-disability-access-service-card-fact-sheet/

Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment and accessible experiences for guests. Disney Parks is modifying the current Guest Assistance Card program, which provides access to attractions for

Meet Kay! Kay is currently a freshman in high school and she loves ALL THINGS art! When Kay is not expressing herself vi...
08/26/2021

Meet Kay! Kay is currently a freshman in high school and she loves ALL THINGS art! When Kay is not expressing herself via various art projects, she can be found getting lost in a good book. After high school, Kay would like to become a librarian or an interior designer.

#HireMeSC #EmploymentFirstSC

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Meet Kay! Kay is currently a freshman in high school and she loves ALL THINGS art! When Kay is not expressing herself via various art projects, she can be found getting lost in a good book. After high school, Kay would like to become a librarian or an interior designer.

#HireMeSC #EmploymentFirstSC

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Many people have been complaining recently about SPAM calls, and no matter how many calls we forward, emails we delete, ...
08/26/2021
10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

Many people have been complaining recently about SPAM calls, and no matter how many calls we forward, emails we delete, and mail we throw away, we can still become victims of identity theft. The best way to make sure you limit your chances at becoming a victim to this is by remaining aware.

So find out 10 ways to protect your personal information at https://blog.ssa.gov/10-ways-to-protect-your-personal-information/.

Fraudsters don’t go on vacation—so it’s necessary for you and your loved ones to stay vigilant year round. Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious financial and…

Last Thursday, the US Department of Education announced that it will discharge outstanding student loans for borrowers w...
08/26/2021

Last Thursday, the US Department of Education announced that it will discharge outstanding student loans for borrowers who have significant or permanent disabilities, and will aim to remove barriers for borrowers in the future.

Find out more about this announcement at https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/over-323000-federal-student-loan-borrowers-receive-58-billion-automatic-total-and-permanent-disability-discharges.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #AccessibilityUpdate #StudentLoans #StudentsWithDisabilities

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Last Thursday, the US Department of Education announced that it will discharge outstanding student loans for borrowers who have significant or permanent disabilities, and will aim to remove barriers for borrowers in the future.

Find out more about this announcement at https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/over-323000-federal-student-loan-borrowers-receive-58-billion-automatic-total-and-permanent-disability-discharges.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #AccessibilityUpdate #StudentLoans #StudentsWithDisabilities

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Did you think the Olympics were over? This again! Tuesday, August 24 was the start of the 2021 Paralympic Games. The Par...
08/25/2021

Did you think the Olympics were over? This again! Tuesday, August 24 was the start of the 2021 Paralympic Games.

The Paralympics, much like the Olympics, brings the best of the best athletes with disabilities together from across the globe to challenge for the top spots in their sport! The Paralympic categories range from Wheelchair fencing, Wheelchair basketball, Equestrian, Rowing, Swimming and MUCH MORE.

Want to see where you can watch the Paralympics? Visit https://www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020/schedule

#EndlessOptions #Paralympics #WOIL #Sports #GoodLuck #TeamUSA

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Did you think the Olympics were over? This again! Tuesday, August 24 was the start of the 2021 Paralympic Games.

The Paralympics, much like the Olympics, brings the best of the best athletes with disabilities together from across the globe to challenge for the top spots in their sport! The Paralympic categories range from Wheelchair fencing, Wheelchair basketball, Equestrian, Rowing, Swimming and MUCH MORE.

Want to see where you can watch the Paralympics? Visit https://www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020/schedule

#EndlessOptions #Paralympics #WOIL #Sports #GoodLuck #TeamUSA

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Last week Walton Options presented a check to the staff of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History to support their...
08/25/2021
Lucy C. Laney Museum Renovations & New Partnership | Walton Options for Independent Living

Last week Walton Options presented a check to the staff of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History to support their renovations. We are elated to be able to help other members and organizations of the community through partnership because that is what the CSRA represents.

Catch up on all that is coming to the Augusta Landmark, how you can experience their current exhibition, and what our new partnership holds at https://www.waltonoptions.org/news-lucy-laney-museum-partnership/

This August, Walton Options had the opportunity to present a check to the Museum and Conference Center Director

What is respiratory etiquette? Respiratory Etiquette is the steps we can take during and after coughing and sneezing to ...
08/24/2021

What is respiratory etiquette? Respiratory Etiquette is the steps we can take during and after coughing and sneezing to reduce the spread of germs. What we choose to do after coughing and sneezing can cause a ripple effect in how others become ill. Want to learn more? Check out CDC.gov.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #COVID #CoverDisposeCleanse #WearAMask

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What is respiratory etiquette? Respiratory Etiquette is the steps we can take during and after coughing and sneezing to reduce the spread of germs. What we choose to do after coughing and sneezing can cause a ripple effect in how others become ill. Want to learn more? Check out CDC.gov.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #COVID #CoverDisposeCleanse #WearAMask

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948 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
30901

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm

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Walton Options has a wide array of services for persons with disabilities, their families and for employers in our service area. Our services include: Assistive Technology, Advocacy and Human Rights counseling, Community Education, Computer Applications training, Home Modifications, Life Skills Training, Information and Referral Services, Nursing Home Transition, Services for the visually impaired, Employment Services and in South Carolina, Work Incentives Planning and Assistance.

Most of our services are provided at no or low cost to consumers. Consulting to businesses is fee based, please contact us for estimates.

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