Paige is involved in any and everything youth-focused as Able SC’s Director of Youth Transition Programs. She oversees development, coordination, planning, and implementation of curriculum and youth programming that Able SC provides.  Paige ensures that her staff is using best practices and the tenets and concepts of Universal Design for Learning when creating and delivering curriculum for all the students and program participants they serve. Like her team, Paige works with groups of students in schools and works one-on-one with youth as a mentor to provide opportunities for growth, leadership, and empowerment.

You can find Paige as a member of multiple interagency teams in the upstate, as well as at the state level, engaging in and creating opportunities for true and meaningful collaboration to ensure quality youth transition planning and services.  She has presented on building opportunities for self-determination, student-directed IEPs, and supported decision making because she has a strong belief that youth engagement is not only important but necessary to equip our young adults with the tools and experiences to be engaged members of our communities. You can find her most passionate about the importance of access to and direct instruction on healthy relationships and sexual education for our youth with disabilities.  Paige graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a degree in dance performance and choreography and went on to earn her masters in exceptional student education K-12 from the University of Central Florida. She worked as an educator for Orlando Science Center developing inclusive curriculum and programming for adults with disabilities, taught yoga and dance, and performed as professional dancer before moving back to South Carolina and coming to Able SC. In her spare time, Paige teaches both inclusive and youth with disabilities specific dance classes, continues to perform professionally, seeks out adventurous and exotic foods (she’s eaten guinea pig!), and loves to talk about the joy she finds in leaf blowing her yard.

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