-- Whitten Center Parents' Club
The Whitten Center Parents' Club (WCPC) was established in 1953 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity . This supportive and active group of parents, relatives and volunteers works very hard to ensure that the excellent quality care provided by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is maintained. Through WCPC's efforts, we help to monitor programs, protect human rights and raise money to provide many extras that enhance the lives of the residents who live and work at Whitten Center.
Whitten Center was founded by B. O. Whitten, M.D. in 1920. It is a state run, residential treatment facility for approximately 240 people with developmental disabilities and special needs. A full compliment of continuous services are provided. Among these services are:
* Comprehensive Medical Care * Communication Services
* Visually Impaired Services * Program Services
* Education Services * Pastoral Services
* Habilitation Services * Leisure Services
* Vocational Services * Volunteer Services
* Assistive Technology
UPCOMING EVENTS**** THINK WARMER WEATHER AND SPRING!!
April 1---- Glenn Bledsoe Memorial Golf Tournament – Country Club of Newberry- Parents, family members & friends needed to help with registration and other duties starting at 10:00 am. Meal will be served at 4:30 pm. click here for more information
Whitten Center Parents' Club
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For 30 years, VOR has been representing families of individuals with I/DD, many of whom experience severe and profound developmental disabilities, have multiple physical disabilities, and are medically fragile or experience dangerous behaviors.
Underpinning each “Key Principle” (is respect for diversity of need and individual choice. Most individuals with disabilities are capable of determining job opportunities, leisure activities, and housing options, and have the right to exercise individual choice, with any necessary supports. Other individuals experience profound I/DD or other serious I/DD and medical and/or behavioral disabilities. These individuals have rights, too, and need the support of their families and legal guardians to ensure that their choices for housing, employment, and services are safe, comfortable and responsive to their needs.
In developing principles that reflect individual differences, VOR rejects a “broad brush” approach to rights and principles which apply to most individuals with disabilities, but not all.
VOR’s mission is to advocate for high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).