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April 5-6, 2002 - Columbia, SC

Wrightslaw Boot Camp is sponsored by Pro Finlay Park in ColumbiaParents of South Carolina, co-sponsored by South Carolina Autism Society. Register early, attendance limited to first 200!

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The seminar will be held at:

Hall Institute, Freed Street, Columbia, SC
For information, email: PRO-Parents@aol.com or call (803) 772-5688 or (800) 759-4776

Please download and distribute the flyer designed by Pro Parents of South Carolina.

Directions: Columbia is easy to find! The city is midway between Miami and New York at the intersection of three major interstate highways: I-26, I-20 and I-77. Both I-85 and I-95 are just a short drive away. Detailed driving directions.

Parking: There is ample free parking in lots located off Freed Dr. or Gregg St. at Hall Institute, adjacent to the building.

Airport: Columbia Metropolitan Airport is approximately ten miles from the Conference. The airport is serviced by six airlines: American, American Eagle, USAir, Delta, Comair and Midway.

Public Transportation: Cabs are available from local hotels/motels and city buses are available in the downtown area. Amtrak, Greyhound and Trailways provide passenger service to the Greater Columbia area.

Mapquest: Here is a link to mapquest.com where you can type in your personal information and the address of Hall Institute, Freed Street, Columbia, SC and get directions. http://www.mapquest.com

Weather: Beautiful! Daytime highs in the 70's, night time lows in the middle 40's. Here is a link to the page where we got this information. http://www.weatherforyou.com

Attractions: Columbia is home of Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden, named one of the top 10 zoological parks in the nation; the South Carolina State Museum; lovely antebellum homes and historic churches; and beautiful Lake Murray, a 50,000-acre water playground.

Nightlife. The 3 Rivers Music Festival will be held on April 5, 6 & 7. More info about Columbia, including a schedule of events.

Lunch: Not available at the conference. Here is a list of some nearby restaurants.

  • Lizards Thicket - approximately 1 mile Elmwood Avenue
  • McDonalds - approximately 1 mile, Elmwood Avenue
  • Bojangles - approximately 1 mile Elmwood Avenue
  • Piggy Park Bar-B-Q - approximately 1 mile, Elmwood Avenue
  • Sandys Hot Dogs - approximately ½ mile, Sunset Drive
  • Hardees - approximately ½ mile, Sunset Drive
  • Subway - approximately ½ mile, Sunset Drive

Accommodations: Here is a list of hotels, inns and motels if you are planning to stay for a day or two. More hotels in Columbia

  • Extended StayAmerica - 450 Gracern Road Columbia, SC Reservation 1-803-3987829 approximately 2 ½ to 3 ½ miles off 126 and I-26
  • Comfort Suites Downtown - 501 Taylor St. Columbia, SC Reservations 1-800-426-7866 approximately 2 miles Downtown
  • Claussen's Inn (B & B) - 2003 Greene St., Columbia SC 29205. (803) 765-0440; (800) 622-3382
  • Hampton Inn - 822 Gervais St. Columbia, SC Reservations 1-800-426-7866 approximately 2 miles Downtown Note: This is where Pete & Pam Wright will be staying.
  • Holiday Inn-Columbia Airport - 500 Chris Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169. (803) 794-9440; (800) HOLIDAY
  • Travelodge - 2210 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC Reservations 1-803-798-9665 approximately 2 ½ to 3 ½ miles Off 126 and I-26

Driving Directions:

From Rock Hill/Charlotte: Take I-77 into Columbia which intersects with 277, take 277 to Columbia, 277 will end at Bull Street & Harden St. Ext. Take Bull Street to the second light which is Bull Street & Colonial Drive, take a right onto Colonial and follow to the entrance of S. C. Department of Mental Health on the right. At the entrance of the Department of Mental Health follow that street to the 2nd street on the right which is Freed Street take this street and follow until you see the Auditorium on the right (The Forum).

From Florence: On I-20 take 277 toward Columbia and follow as above.

From Augusta: Follow to 277 toward Columbia and follow as above.

From Greenville/Spartanburg: Take I-26 toward Columbia and follow into Columbia, it becomes 126 - follow 126 into Columbia - 126 becomes Elmwood Avenue follow Elmwood to the end this will be Bull Street. Take Bull Street to the left and follow to the next light which is Colonial Drive take a right onto Colonial and follow to the entrance of the Department of Mental Health on the right. At the entrance of the Department of Mental Health follow that street to the 2nd street on the right which is Freed Street take this street and follow until you see the Auditorium on the right (The Forum).

From Charleston: On I-26 take I-26 to Columbia - at the intersection of 126 and I-26 to Greenville take 126 and follow into Columbia. You will come into Columbia on Elmwood Ave. Follow Elmwood to the end, which will be Bull Street. Take Bull Street to the left and follow to the first light Colonial Drive will be on the right. Take Colonial Drive to the entrance of the Department of Mental Health on the right. At the entrance of the Department of Mental Health follow that street to the 2nd street on the right which is Freed Street take this street and follow until you see the Auditorium on the right (The Forum).

We designed the South Carolina Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people who love and work with our children can get reliable information, support and connect with one another. You will find different kinds of resources on this page - government programs, grassroots organizations, and support groups. To make it easy for you to find the information you need, we organized these groups alphabetically.

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