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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We would like to extend a big congratulations to both Alison Barkoff and Reyna McCoy - McDeid, as they start their journ...
01/25/2021

We would like to extend a big congratulations to both Alison Barkoff and Reyna McCoy - McDeid, as they start their journeys within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) as Principle Deputy Administrator (A. Barkoff) and Commissioner of the Administration for Disabilities and Director of Independent Living (R. McCoy-McDeid).

Both were appointed by the Biden/Harris Administration and sworn in on January 20, 2021. We can't wait to see all you achieve for the disability community.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #ACL #IndependentLiving #DisabilityCommunity #Congratulations

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Hire Me SC  is hosting a virtual benefits workshop next Wednesday, January 27. Join them as they breakdown myths about S...
01/22/2021

Hire Me SC is hosting a virtual benefits workshop next Wednesday, January 27. Join them as they breakdown myths about SSI benefits, provide you with info on local organizations'' employment supports, and introduce benefits counselors who can provide FREE help.
Register today at https://ablesouthcarolina.salsalabs.org/jan2021workshop/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=055ea590-b507-483d-b2a4-da2032bdf2cc.

#EndlessOptions #HireMeSC #Webinar #AbleSC #CSRA #SSI #DisabilityCommunity #Advocacy #DisabilityEducation

#Accessibility: Graphic of an animated woman, sitting in a wheelchair, behind a desk. To the right of her reads, "Virtual Benefits Workshop. Wednesday, January 27. 10 AM - 12 PM via Zoom."

When is the last time you washed or replaced your face mask? Remember to wash and/or replace face masks often to ensure ...
01/22/2021

When is the last time you washed or replaced your face mask? Remember to wash and/or replace face masks often to ensure that you're getting optimal use from your personal protection equipment (PPE). Need assistance with PPE like masks? Give us a call today for resources and guidance.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #PPE #Masks #DisabilityCommunity #MaskUp

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Today is our FIRST Virtual Life Skills class of the year, and if you have not registered already, trust us, you WON'T wa...
01/21/2021

Today is our FIRST Virtual Life Skills class of the year, and if you have not registered already, trust us, you WON'T want to miss it! Join us today at 1 as we breakdown everything there is to know about advocacy. Bring your questions and prepare to leave EMPOWERED! Register NOW at https://letyourvoicebeheardjan2021.eventbrite.com.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

#Accessibility: Yellow graphic of a tablet and other desk materials. On the tablet reads, "New Virtual Life Skills & Gaining Preparedness Class. Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. January 21, 2020 @ 1 PM est."

Want to win a FREE trip to the Augusta Museum of History? Venture to downtown Augusta to the new James Brown Mural betwe...
01/21/2021

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 through February. Good luck!

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

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There is still time to register for our upcoming Life Skills class, Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - ...
01/20/2021

There is still time to register for our upcoming Life Skills class, Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. We will be discussing a range of topics revolving around advocacy, what it looks like, and what it can include. You don't want to miss this class! Register soon at https://letyourvoicebeheardjan2021.eventbrite.com.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

#Accessibility: Yellow graphic of a tablet and other desk materials. On the tablet reads, "New Virtual Life Skills & Gaining Preparedness Class. Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. January 21, 2020 @ 1 PM est."

UPDATE: We have addressed and resolved the issue with online registration. If you had attempted to Register and were not...
01/20/2021

UPDATE: We have addressed and resolved the issue with online registration. If you had attempted to Register and were not able, you will now be able to complete the registration process. We are looking forward to tomorrow's event, our first Life Skills class of the year. https://letyourvoicebeheardjan2021.eventbrite.com

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

#Accessibility: Yellow graphic of a tablet and other desk materials. On the tablet reads, "New Virtual Life Skills & Gaining Preparedness Class. Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. January 21, 2020 @ 1 PM est."

01/20/2021
The Collective IEP

The Collective IEP

We are here to support you, the family, the student, the teacher. The Collective IEP is a safe place that advocates for students with special needs. We are here, sitting on the same side of the table, advocating for the rights deserved by all students.

As we enter the eve of Inauguration Day, and have had time to reflect on a day of unity with Martin Luther King Jr. Day,...
01/19/2021

As we enter the eve of Inauguration Day, and have had time to reflect on a day of unity with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we feel a tremendous duty to speak on some of the things that our nation has faced in the two short weeks of the new year.

The world undoubtedly feels like a confusing space. In a time where it seems like vast progression is being made in innovation, inclusion, access, and welfare, events such as surging pandemic numbers and attacks on our government can easily make us forget how far we have come, together, as a nation. We here at Walton Options want to continue to set a standard inside and outside of the workplace. Hardship will always present itself, but it is how you get through that hardship that determines our path forward.

Walton Options will continue to be an advocate for persons with disabilities and underrepresented communities. We hold a firm belief in self-advocacy and systems advocacy, understanding that when both are done properly, there can and will be a more resounding and long-lasting impact. We have great hope for our future, that our community can put minor differences aside, and work together to make our community a place that is safe for all, a place that we can be proud to call home.

"We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end." – Woodrow T. Wilson

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #InaugurationDay #StrogerTogether #DisabilityCommunity

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01/18/2021

As of Wednesday, January 13, citizens in South Carolina over the age of 70 could start scheduling appointments to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents are not forced to take vaccinations, but if they would like to, they can.

To find out information about vaccinations in South Carolina, visit https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-appointments.

Have you registered for our upcoming virtual Life Skills Class yet? We will be diving in on all things ADVOCACY! What do...
01/18/2021

Have you registered for our upcoming virtual Life Skills Class yet? We will be diving in on all things ADVOCACY! What does it mean to be an advocate? Who can be an advocate? And because anyone can be an advocate, this is the class for YOU! You must register for the online event by January 21. Register online at https://letyourvoicebeheardjan2021.eventbrite.com

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

#Accessibility: Yellow graphic of a tablet and other desk materials. On the tablet reads, "New Virtual Life Skills & Gaining Preparedness Class. Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. January 21, 2020 @ 1 PM est."

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today is a reminder of how far we have come as a nation! We hope to continue to create...
01/18/2021

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today is a reminder of how far we have come as a nation! We hope to continue to create inclusion and empower ALL people to live in their truth authentically. Dreams can become reality, let's push forth to continue with the progression of unity in our home, our country.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #MLKDay #MartinLutherKing #BetterTogether #IHaveADream #America #DisabilityCommunity #Inclusion

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As a reminder, all three Walton Options offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King...
01/15/2021

As a reminder, all three Walton Options offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19 at 9 AM.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #DisabilityCommunity #MLKDay #Holiday #OfficeClosure

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01/15/2021

Do you participate in benefits programs such as SNAP, SSI, or TANF? You may be eligible for The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

This program assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization
and energy-related home repairs.

If you or someone you know is interested, please visit https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/623

01/14/2021

Scammers will be scammers, but you do not have to fall prey to them.

REMINDER: The Social Security Administration will never call you and threaten you to pay them. If you receive a letter, text, call or email that you believe to be suspicious, about an alleged problem with your Social Security number, account, or payments, hang up or do not respond.

READ MORE to find out how scammers are targeting people, so you can stay alert at https://blog.ssa.gov/new-updates-to-our-warning-about-social-security-phone-scams/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

Advocacy is a word we hear in many areas of life but do we really know what it means? Did you know that advocacy can rel...
01/14/2021

Advocacy is a word we hear in many areas of life but do we really know what it means? Did you know that advocacy can relate to yourself as well as others? You won't want to miss our virtual Advocacy Life Skills class on January 21 to find out the options advocacy can provide. Don't forget to register!

#EndlessOptions #CSRA #WOIL #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

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The Department of Health Services released a Press Release last week regarding vaccinations for Georgia citizens, as it ...
01/13/2021

The Department of Health Services released a Press Release last week regarding vaccinations for Georgia citizens, as it relates to COVID-19. The vaccination will be given out in phases at the consent of the participating citizen. For detailed information on this vaccination and for more information, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #COVID #DeptOfHealth #COVIDVaccination #DPH #DisabilityCommunity #DisabilityHealth

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As we look forward to the New Year, we do not want to forget about the health in our community. COVID-19 numbers have ri...
01/13/2021

As we look forward to the New Year, we do not want to forget about the health in our community. COVID-19 numbers have risen in the last two weeks. We hope that all of our consumers continue to take precautions as you live through daily life and seek healthcare support early if needed. If you are looking for more information about testing, assistance, or COVID-19 related topics, we are here. Call us today at 706-724-6262 or 803-279-9611.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #COVID #DisabilityCommunity

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Ready to become YOUR best advocate? Join us on January 21, 2020, as we host our first virtual event of the new year, Let...
01/12/2021

Ready to become YOUR best advocate? Join us on January 21, 2020, as we host our first virtual event of the new year, Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-your-voice-be-heard-introduction-to-advocacy-family-coalition-tickets-135869141259.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #Advocacy #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityCommunity #LifeSkills

#Accessibility: Yellow graphic of a tablet and other desk materials. On the tablet reads, "New Virtual Life Skills & Gaining Preparedness Class. Let Your Voice Be Heard: Introduction To Advocacy - Family Coalition. January 21, 2020 @ 1 PM est."

01/12/2021

The National Board formally known as KASA (Kids As Self- Advocates) recently changed their name! So, allow them to reintroduce themselves as YASA (Youth As Self-Advocates). Check out their video, including our very own youth advocate, Elisabeth, on why their name change makes a different impact.

#EndlessOptions #YASA #NationalYouthDay #CSRA #DisabilityYouth #DisabilityCommunity

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Today we would like to celebrate our youth for National Youth Day! Toddlers, Children, and Teens are some of our most va...
01/12/2021

Today we would like to celebrate our youth for National Youth Day! Toddlers, Children, and Teens are some of our most valuable assets as they grow to become leaders and the brighter sides of the future! Give a youth you know an elbow bump (safely), today!

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #NationalYouthDay #CSRA #YouthDay #DisabilityCommunity

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Our Independent Living Advocate, Gaylon Tootle, would like to thank the disability community in GA, for getting out to t...
01/11/2021

Our Independent Living Advocate, Gaylon Tootle, would like to thank the disability community in GA, for getting out to the polls in the recent Runoff election! Read his statement today at https://www.waltonoptions.org/a-statement-ga-runoffs/.

#EndlessOptions #GaRunoffs #Georgia #Statement #indepentLiving #DisabilityVote #RevUp #VoteAmerica

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01/11/2021

The Accessible Technology Coalition recently released its list of Free Webinars for January! Make sure you follow them on Facebook so you can join in and stay connected with everything relating to accessibility and innovation.

https://www.facebook.com/ATCoalition

Thank Goodness it's FRIDAY! Congratulate yourself on making it through the first week of the new year by taking a dip in...
01/09/2021

Thank Goodness it's FRIDAY! Congratulate yourself on making it through the first week of the new year by taking a dip in a bubble bath for National Bubble Bath Day! Let us know what your favorite self-care activity is after a long week.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #SelfCare #Friday #BubbleBathDay #DisabilityCare

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We have officially ushered in the New Year, and it is time to do some serious GOAL SETTING! We want to know what are you...
01/07/2021

We have officially ushered in the New Year, and it is time to do some serious GOAL SETTING! We want to know what are your goals for 2021? Are you looking to start a new job? Or maybe you are looking to become a better advocate in the community? Not only do we provide goal options, but help see you through achieving your goals! Tell us what your 2021 goals are in the comments.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #CSRA #NewYear #NewGoals #DisabilityCommunity #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityEmployment

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We would like to Congratulate Jackie Harris as she becomes the new director of the CSRA Area Agency on Aging . Harris wi...
01/06/2021

We would like to Congratulate Jackie Harris as she becomes the new director of the CSRA Area Agency on Aging . Harris will be taking on this new role as Jeanette Cummings steps down for retirement. Thank you Jeannette for all you have done for the CSRA AAA, we hope you enjoy your retirement.

#EndlessOptions #WOIL #AreaAgencyOnAging #CSRA #Congratuations #DisabilityCommunity

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