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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Subminimum Wage FAQs

Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don’t even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.

Statehouse bill introduced to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities

A joint resolution filed at the SC Statehouse on Tuesday aims to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities in South Carolina.