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 competition. 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 young adult 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.

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The burning of the Babcock from the perspective of people with disabilities

For decades, the Babcock building has served as a painful reminder of the ways that people with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities were abused, neglected, and segregated from society.

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Hire Me SC to coincide with disability employment awareness month

Employers and human resource professionals in South Carolina can take the next step in building a hiring plan inclusive of individuals with disabilities at the Hire Me SC Employer Summit on Oct. 7, 2020.

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Oct 01

Equip Hangout

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2020 Employer Summit Karl at the cash register at Riverbanks Zoo
Oct 07

2020 Employer Summit

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm