Project SHARE (serving handicapped through associated regional efforts) was initiated by the Center in 1978. The purpose is to provide appropriate educational and related services to low incidence disabled students (visually impaired, orthopedically impaired, and hearing impaired). Because there are relative few of these types of students, especially in small and rural school districts, some disabled students are not able to be provided with cost effective education unless they partner with other districts.
Darlington County Schools serves as the Hub for hearing impaired students and for more severely impaired students.
- Self contained classes
- Specially trained speech therapists are provided at a much more cost effective process since several districts pool their financial resources.
Florence School District One serves as the Hub for visually impaired students and orthopedically impaired students.
- Self contained classrooms
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Orientation and Mobility training for the blind
- Speech therapy
- Adaptive physical education.
For less serverly disabled students
- The Center provides itinerant teachers for visually disabled and hearing disabled students.
Want to know more about Project SHARE?
Contact the Special Education Director of your home school or
Dr. Cleo Richardson