Exhibitor Drop-ins • May 24-27, 2021
Our annual Hopes and Dreams Conference offers professionals, family members, and self advocates the opportunity to learn more about resources and support available to the special needs community. We are excited to have you join us this year!
Each day of the four-day conference will include Exhibitor Drop-In sessions immediately following the scheduled trainings.
Exhibitors will be highlighted during at the scheduled times and will have five minutes for their presentation followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.
Monday • May, 24 • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Meeting ID: 864 8556 7432
SC Assistive Technology Program Center for Disability Resources
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) uses technology devices and services to help people with disabilities live, work and learn more independently. We provide access to devices that increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities.
Our mission is to enhance the independence, productivity and quality of life for all South Carolinians.
Easterseals is changing the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in families’ lives every day. We strive to be a leader in the field of delivering exceptional services that help build communities where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, and play. We do this through our two divisions, Early Intervention and Pediatric Therapies (Occupational, Physical, and Speech). Our services are provided in the natural environment and are family-centered. To find out more please visit our website.
Monday • May, 24 • 3:30 - 3:50 pm
Meeting ID: 810 5012 2132
Disability Rights South Carolina
Disability Rights South Carolina’s mission is to protect and advance the legal, civil and human rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina. We are here to help people with disabilities understand and defend their rights and provide a variety of services to include client assistance, training, abuse & neglect investigation, legal assistance, and advocacy for change.
Tuesday • May, 25 • 7:30 - 7:50 pm
Meeting ID: 813 4292 2132
A Special Needs Plan
A Special Needs Plan Inc. is a nationwide special needs planning advisory firm founded to serve special needs families, often struggling with the worry that comes with planning for the future care and financial well-being of their loved ones.
Wednesday • May, 26 • 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Meeting ID: 831 2958 2439
Camp Burnt Gin, Division of CYSHCN / DHEC
Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp for children, teens and young adults who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. The camp is operated by SC DHEC and is a program within the Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This summer, to prevent the spread of COVID 19, we have canceled our summer sessions and are offering a virtual program, CBG ‘n Me. Come here all about how we are engaging families through online activities and live virtual events this summer!
Transition Alliance of South Carolina
TASC partners and project staff housed at the Center for Disability Resources developed an infrastructure to support local interagency transition teams. Together, we build capacity for transition programming at the state level, while also serving as a bridge to and between local communities in South Carolina.
Wednesday • May, 26 • 7:30 - 7:50 pm
Meeting ID: 844 0174 7851
Special Adult Network of Dentists (SANDs)
Special Adult Network of Dentists (SANDs) is a project of the Medical University of SC, funded by the Duke Endowment., to connect adults with special needs to dental care providers. Our goals are to improve access to quality, evidence-based oral health care for Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) populations, improve oral health clinical indicators for SHCN patients, and move SHCN patients from emergency, episodic treatment into routine dental care in a dental home within their community.
Thursday • May, 27 • 11:30 - 11:50 am
Meeting ID: 826 4330 4708
Stay after the session to hear about Palmetto Pre-K. The Palmetto Pre-K portal, www.palmettoprek.org, is your one-stop shop for finding free pre-k programs for 3- and 4-year-olds in South Carolina. This portal allows you to search based on zip code and eligibility to see at a glance available program options. Learn a bit about how the portal came about and some of its cool features.
Thursday • May, 27 • 3:30 - 3:50 pm
Meeting ID: 861 6062 8268
SC Respite Coalition
The focus of the SC Respite Coalition is to be a resource for caregivers to take a break from caregiving. The Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is focused on caregiver relief, with awards in the amount of $500 to eligible family caregivers. Our staff works with each approved family to find the best respite option for their needs. Vouchers are only used to pay for breaks from hands-on caregiving.