Ryan is a white man with cropped blonde hair and mustache. He is wearing a blue and white striped button-down shirt. He is smiling at the camera, standing in front of greenery.

Ryan Bickerstaff

Director of Youth Transition Programs
803-779-5121, ext. 209
Columbia Office
Pronouns: He/Him/His

As the Midlands Pre-Employment Transition Services Coordinator, Ryan connects SCVRD Transition counselors and teachers to Able South Carolina youth staff to ensure young people with disabilities in South Carolina have access to the services they may need to help them to reach their goals for independence. Ryan also works directly with students, either in the classroom or in his role as the coordinator of the South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum. 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 usually be found somewhere outside kayaking, hiking, or camping.

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