Aiken County Board of Disabilities

(formerly the Aiken County Mental Retardation Board )

On July 21, 1987, the Aiken County Mental Retardation Board, the forerunner of the Aiken County Board of Disabilities, was formed to serve as the single planning and service coordination point for families of people with mental retardation in Aiken County. The executive director of Tri-Development Center also was charged with serving in the role of executive director of the Aiken County Mental Retardation Board. The creation of the local mental retardation board grew out of state legislation requiring that counties have a local planning body whose responsibilities included planning and oversight of services to people with mental retardation within their geographic area. The outreach workers of Tri-Development Center became the employees of the Aiken County Mental Retardation Board. They later became known as case managers and, still later, as service coordinators. Early intervention was, for a brief period, under the Aiken County Mental Retardation Board, but was made a part of Tri-Development Center’s Children’s Services in the early 1990s. Other programs falling under the Aiken County Board of Disabilities include Family Support Services, Respite Services, the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver, the Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Medicaid Waiver, and STEPS.


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For more information about the Aiken County Board of Disabilities, please contact us at any of the following:
Heather Waddell, hwaddell@aikenboard.org
Aiken County Board of Disabilities
P.O. Box 698 / Aiken, SC 29802-0698
803-642-8800 Voice / 803-642-8806 Fax

Last Updated On: February 5, 2007

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