South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)

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Advisory Council Members

The SCATP Advisory Countil meets twice a year to receive information about the latest SCATP activities and provide input for SCATP’s plan. Throughout the year, individual Council members are consulted on program activities and plans. Members are listed below.

South Carolina Assistive Technology Advisory Council

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Center for Disability Resources – University Center for Excellence

June 2019

Valarie Bishop
Chairperson, SC AT Advisory Council
Director, S.C. Developmental Disabilities Council
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 461
(803) 734-0215
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Protection and Advocacy State System
Kathleen A. Martin, Esq.
Team Leader/Outreach, Information & Referral
P&A for People with Disabilities, Inc.
3701 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 217-6726
(803) 782-0639/(866) 275-7273
FAX: (803) 790-1946
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Designated by:
Beth Franco, Executive Director
P&A for People with Disabilities, Inc.
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC  29210
(803) 217-6726 – Office
FAX: (803) 790-1946
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State Department of Education
Madalina Tudora
Assistive Technology Specialist
SC Dept. of Education
Office of Exceptional Children
(803) 550-9572
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Designated by:
Program Coordinator
Office of Exceptional Children
SC State Department of Education
Rutledge Building, Room 503
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-8223
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Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Rita Artemus
Field Operations Manager
Lexington Area Office
1330 Boston Avenue
West Columbia 29170
(803) 896-6333
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Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Melissa Curtis
HASCI Program Coordinator
SC DDSN
3440 Harden Street Ext
PO Box 4706
Columbia, SC 29240
(803) 898-9710
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Designated by:

Director, HASCI Division
SC DDSN
(803) 898-9789
Fax (803) 898-9653
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State Commission for the Blind
David Bundy
Telecomm/AT Specialist
SC Commission for the Blind
PO Box 2467
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202-0079
(803) 898-7094
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Designated by:
James Kirby, Commissioner
SC Commission for the Blind
PO Box 2467
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202-0079
(803) 898-8822
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Kisa Grate
SC Commission for the Blind
PO Box 2467
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 898-8786
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SC Developmental Disabilities Council (Governor’s Office)
Valarie Bishop, Director
Chairperson, SC AT Advisory Council
S.C. Developmental Disabilities Council
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 461
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-0215
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State Center for Independent Living
Julia Martinelli
Disability Resource Center
7944 Dorchester Road, Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 225-5080
TTY: (866) 874-7730

Workforce Development Board
Tudy Newsom
SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce
EO Officer for the State’s Workforce Investment Act
PO Box 995
1550 Gadsden Street
Columbia, SC  29202
(803) 737-3830
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Other self-advocacy organizations and relevant State agencies and community organizations concerned with the welfare of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Cyndy Milstead-Anzek
Walton Options
Administration
325 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
(803) 279-9611 Ext 205
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Kimberly Tissot
Able SC
Executive Director
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 779-5121 ext 124
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Robert Hill
SC Interagency Deaf-Blind Project
Project Director
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg SC, 29302
(864) 216-4415
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Casi Sims
SC Office of Regulatory Staff
1401 Main Street, Suite 834
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-0817
FAX: (803) 737-0842
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Christopher Keck, MA, CRC
Education Connection Coordinator
Family Connection of SC
1800 St. Julian Place, Suite 104
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 457-8177
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