Jordan’s role as a Youth Transition Specialist at Able SC has her in local schools offering trainings for youth with disabilities and working with them to develop valuable skill sets for independent living, self-advocacy, and work readiness. Jordan graduated from Furman University with a degree in sociology (and in studio art as well!), and went on to earn her MA in sociology at the University of South Carolina. She is a certified yoga instructor with specialized training in Adaptive Yoga, Yoga for Adolescents, and Trauma-Focused Yoga. She has partnered with USC to offer USC’s Steps to Your Health program to individuals with disabilities across the state, increasing their knowledge of healthy eating habits and encouraging positive lifestyle changes.  She also facilitates a self-created curriculum that uses the principles of mindfulness and yoga to teach self-management to youth. The program fosters a sense of empowerment and self-advocacy and strengthens the mind-body connection. She brings her unique passion and specialized training into all her work with those with disabilities. When not working, Jordan likes to debate Game of Thrones fan theories and plan the next big trip on her bucket list.

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Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban on School Mask Mandates

Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

Celebrating 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act today (July 26), join us in urging our legislators to protect the rights of South Carolinians with disabilities.