SCDE AT Specialists

SC Collaborative Assistive Technology Network

Map of SC counties and which AT Specialists are responsible for them.

Upstate Region

Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Anderson, Union, Abbeville, Greenwood, Newberry, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda

Mark Daniels, M.Ed
Education Associate
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Exceptional Children
South Carolina Department of Education
MT Anderson Support Center
Greenville, SC

Coastal Region

Counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, Lexington, Orangeburg

Madalina Tudora, M.Ed, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Exceptional Children
South Carolina Department of Education
Phone: 803-734-8224

PeeDee Region

Counties: Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg, York

Valeska Gioia, Ed.S., ATACP
Rutledge Building
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC  29201

SCDE AT Specialists are available to all school districts and schools, for:

  • Presentations, workshops and trainings for districts/regions on assistive technology, both in person and online
  • Collaboration with instructional technology specialists
  • Assistance in inventorying assistive technology hardware in region
  • Needs assessment of assistive technology in region, districts and schools
  • Assistance in the formation of assistive technology teams within districts and schools
  • Assistance in obtaining funding through grants
  • AT consideration consultations
  • Provide local teams the skills needed so they can conduct assistive technology evaluations and assessments

These Specialists assist and support administrators, teachers and other district and school staff. They travel throughout the state to districts and schools. They can provide help in determining appropriate AT in the following categories:

  • environmental control units
  • seating positioning
  • manual powered mobility
  • aids for daily living
  • job site modification
  • augmentative communication devices
  • assistive devices for hearing impairments
  • assistive devices for visual impairments
  • computer access hardware
  • computer access software
  • orientation and mobility
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