What we Offer
The Sky's the Limit! Early Intervention Program
What is Early Intervention?
The Early Intervention Program is a family centered program that serves children birth to six years old.
What are the benefits of Early Intervention?
Every child grows and develops at his/her own pace. Research shows that a child’s first three years are the most important time for learning. This is the age where children are exploring the environment and establishing their foundation for learning. Research also shows that early intervention may reduce the need for special class placement or special education programs when the child reaches school age.
What does an Early Interventionist do?
An Early Interventionist is a highly trained, dedicated professional who works closely with the child and their family to help the child reach their full potential.
Our goal is to help families become educated about their child’s needs and become self-advocates for their child, provide learning activities to enhance development, and link families to available services in the community.
To be eligible, a child must have significant delays or an established condition that may result in delays.
A thorough Assessment will be completed to see where the child is developmentally.
An IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) will be completed that will address goals and services for each child individually.
For more information about the Early Intervention Program, call (864) 885-6054.
Adult Day Services
Adult day services are provided to Tribble Center residents as well as day participants. The program includes:
Adult Activity Center
The Center is located on The Tribble Center campus and provides individuals with training in:
Daily Living Skills
Arts & Crafts
Exercise & Leisure Activities
Sheltered Workshops are also located on the campus of The Tribble Center where participants have an opportunity to work and earn income. Local companies bring work to be done to the Work Shop and Tribble Center employees supervise the work. It is a great way to teach:
And it is a favorite among Tribble Center clients. Participants enjoy doing the work, earning money and comradery with other participants.
This program offers training similar to the Workshop Program but takes place in a community setting at local businesses. Some of our business partners are: Schneider Electric, BorgWarner, Lift Tech, US Engine Valve, Koyo Bearings, Seneca Baptist Church and many more.
Job Coach Services
This program provides assistance in obtaining employment in the community. The job coach provides intial training and follow-along services to help ensure longevity of employment. This group of individuals are able to work with limited support and sometimes are able to advance out of the program.
Kisha Barnes is the Day Program Director and can be reached at (864) 885-6047.
Residential services are provided to clients through two main settings:
The Community Training Home (CTH) and Supervised Living Programs, I, II, & III.
The Community Training Home offers individual the opportunity to live in a home-like setting with staff supervision 24 hours a day. The Tribble Center currently operates 13 Community Training Homes located throughout Oconee County. Program features include:
Training to increase independence
24 hour supervision
Supervised Living Programs I, II, & III
The Supervised Living Programs (SLP) offer individuals with the ability to live semi-independently the opportunity to do so, while at the same time assisting them in areas where they require a little help. Residents live in apartments or private dwellings and are provided supervision and assistance tailored to their specific needs.
Shante Burch, Residential Director (864) 485-5101
Ashliegh Yacu, SLPII & III Coordinator (864) 888-3288
Ashley Argo, SLP I Coordinator (864) 886-1015
Support Services are additional services provided outside the scope of day services, residential services, case management and early intervention. These services have to be accessed through Case Management.
Individual Family Support/Respite
After Hours Socialization Program
Home and Community Based Waivers
Intellectual Disability/Related Disability (ID/RD)
Community Supports (CS)
Eligibility and Referral
South Carolina residents with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, related disabilities and autism can access services from The Tribble Center after meeting eligibility requirements set forth by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SC DDSN).
For specific information on eligibility criteria, visit www.ddsn.sc.gov
Anyone can make a referral provided you have basic demographic information such as name, address, date of birth and social security number. When given a choice of provider for Intake, select Oconee County, which is where The Tribble Center is located.
Children under age 3 with developmental delays: Contact 864-225-6465
People over age 3 with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, related disabilities and autism: Contact 1-800-289-7012 (8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday)
24 hour Online Self-Serve: www.ddsn.sc.gov/apply
General inquiries and questions about eligibility and the referral process: 864-885-6077