Cali was born with low vision and grew up in the Midlands; she was one of only a handful of students in her district with a visual disability. She later became involved with the National Federation of the Blind and now proudly introduces herself as a woman who happens to be blind. Cali received her bachelor’s in political science from Winthrop University in 2009.

In 2010, Cali started work at the SC Commission for the Blind (SCCB) as an Employment Consultant. For seven years, Cali worked alongside SCCB job seekers and area employers to help individuals who have a visual disability gain employment. Cali is passionate about breaking down barriers to employment and educating the community! Since January 2018, Cali has been an Employment Services Coordinator at Able SC working to help job seekers reach their employment goals.

In her free time, Cali enjoys learning new things and being a self-described zookeeper. Right now, Cali has a German shepherd (Owen – 9 yrs.), two house cats (Neo & Skylar), a Dutch rabbit (Peter Parker), and four fish tanks (Discus & Cichlids). On any given afternoon, you can find Cali reading a book or news article, playing Frisbee with Owen, or watching Netflix. Cali is also an equestrian with over 20 years’ experience working with & training horses.

Favorite Quote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Anonymous

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The COMET and Able SC debut two new mobility programs for seniors and people with disabilities

The Volunteer Transportation Reimbursement Program (V-TRIP)​ and Taxi Voucher Pick Up Program (PUP) were developed through a partnership with Able SC. Eligibility for both programs is available for people who are 65 and older and those with disabilities living outside The COMET service area but in the Columbia Urbanized Area.

When are people with disabilities in SC getting the COVID vaccine?

Understandably, the question on everyone’s mind right now is: When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? This post will attempt to break down who is included in which phases of the vaccine as clearly as possible, with you–the disability community–in mind.