Virtual Youth Support Services

Keep your students and youth with disabilities engaged at home by participating in our virtual support services!

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We have a lot of virtual programs made possible by the South Carolina Department of Education for students with disabilities as they learn from home. We are offering self-paced online courses in subjects like self-advocacy, work readiness, students exiting high school, online peer-mentoring, and yoga! Ready to sign up? Email us at youthteam@able-sc.org!

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This programming is made possible by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Self-Paced Lessons for High School Students

Join us for self-paced virtual lessons made for high school students to build skills using distance learning platforms. Hosted through Google Classrooms, each module has 6 individual lessons filled with engaging activities, videos with direct instruction on content, and behavioral objectives measured at the end of each lesson. Look for weekly content to be released every Friday starting April 10, with all content available by May 1!

Topics include:

  • Self-Advocacy (posted April 10)
  • Work Readiness (posted April 10)
  • Post-Secondary Exploration (posted April 10)
  • Financial Literacy: Money 101 (posted April 17)
  • Financial Literacy: Banking 101 (posted April 24)
  • Self-Directed IEPs (posted May 1)

Teachers: email youthteam@able-sc.org to set up a classroom to invite your students to access the courses!

Students Exiting High School

Take advantage of our self-paced virtual lessons made specifically for students exiting high school this year! These six lessons are broken down into a variety of activities for students to complete, videos with direct instruction on content, and behavioral objectives measured at the end of each lesson. All lessons available April 15!

Topics include:

  • Hiring trends that include current fields of work
  • Employers that are rapidly hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What fields of work are significantly impacted
  • Resources for employment, housing, meal planning, medical care, assistive technology, resume development, professional attire programs, and mock interview opportunities

Teachers: email youthteam@able-sc.org to set up a classroom to invite your students to access the courses!

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Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students

Take advantage of our pre-packaged guided lessons to boost social-emotional learning! Based on the Sanford Harmony Social/Emotional Learning Model, each lesson has a variety of activities for students to complete with the assistance or facilitation of an adult, videos with direct instruction on content, and a final self-reflection or small project for the student to complete on their own. These lessons are intended for elementary students with each topic leveled by  K-1, 2-3 grade, and 4-5 grade.

Topics include:

  • Diversity and inclusion (posted April 14)
  • Empathy and critical thinking (posted April 17)
  • Communication (posted April 24)
  • Problem-solving (posted May 1)
  • Peer connections (May 8)

Please fill out this request form to be emailed a link with all the lessons ready to use!

Online Peer-Mentoring Classes

Join us for online peer mentoring classes for middle and high school students!  These hour-long facilitated discussions offer multiple elements of interaction and end with a final objective measure to gauge understanding. They are led by young professionals with disabilities and/or include young adults with disabilities. Online classes and recordings are captioned and shared with teachers as an E-Learning resource!

Topics include:

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  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Time management during social isolation
  • Self-advocacy in medical settings
  • Independence at home
  • And more!

Simply fill out this request form to get a link that houses all the lessons ready to use!

Yoga and Mindfulness for All

Share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with your students! Students who have participated in yoga and mindfulness programming have improved self-image, reduced stress, managed negative emotions better, and increased optimism. Able SC has virtual guided lessons on yoga and mindfulness where videos of direct instruction explain various yoga sequences, breathing exercises, and mindfulness tools, and a self-reflection for the student to complete on their own. These lessons address the immediate social-emotional learning needs of students in this stressful climate and support physical education and health requirements. These will be available after April 29!

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Topics include:

  • Developing self-awareness
  • Identifying stress
  • Navigating the experience of stress
  • Meeting your needs/Self-care
  • Self esteem

Fill out this request form to be emailed a link that houses all the lessons ready to use!

One-On-One Support

Able SC Youth Independent Living Specialists are here to give one-on-one virtual peer support services to any youth with disabilities.  The COVID-19 outbreak has made things more complicated than ever for youth. Take advantage of our trained and experienced peer support staff to work with youth on specialized topics to maintain a sense of normalcy, help them understand their e-Learning assignments, and keep moving forward toward their goals!

Topics are flexible but can include:

  • Goal-setting
  • Independent living skills
  • Intensive peer mentoring
  • Assistance in understanding e-Learning assignments
  • Breaking down lessons by a step-by-step process for students and/or parents

Simply contact the youth team by email at youthteam@able-sc.org or by phone at 803.779.5121 to get started!

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Columbia Office

720 Gracern Rd. Suite 106
Columbia, SC 29210
803.779.5121
800.681.6805
TTY 803.779.0949

Greenville Office

135 Edinburgh Ct. Suite 101
Greenville, SC 29607
864.235.1421
800.681.7715
TTY 864.235.8798
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