Emily is a white woman with long brunette hair. She is wearing read blouse. She is smiling at the camera, standing in front of greenery.

Emily Beasley is a Youth Independent Living Specialist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in management from the University of South Carolina. She has been involved in the disability community since she was a teen. In high school, she worked with students with disabilities and helped them train for sports competitions. She spent her summers working as a counselor at a camp for children with Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD-NOS. In the fall of 2017, Emily found Able SC and started out as a consumer receiving employment assistance. She began volunteering with the Equip program, and soon after was hired on as the Equip Program Specialist and is now the Youth Independent Living Specialist.

As a person with multiple disabilities, Emily knows how important self-advocacy and awareness is for people with disabilities. She has experienced first-hand discrimination and the need for disability education and awareness. She is very excited to be here at Able SC and to have the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of teens and young adults with disabilities.