As a Youth Transition Specialist, Ryan works with youth with disabilities individually and in schools across the state where he assists them in building independent living, self-advocacy, and work readiness skills. During his time in the Master of Social Work program at the University of South Carolina, Ryan spent a year as an intern with Able South Carolina. Following his graduation in May 2019, he jumped at the opportunity to return as a full time employee.

Ryan is from Northern Ireland, and has lived in the United States since 2016. In his spare time he can be found anywhere outdoors with his wife, Kristen, and Golden Retriever, Nollie.

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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.