RSVP Now for The Speak for Yourself Workshop in Washington, DC!

 

Registration is open for UCP’s Speak for Yourself Workshop. The workshop will take place on September 22nd from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in Washington, DC.

 

Join program and policy professionals, self-advocates, and others interested in learning more about the Patient-Centered Research approach and the health experiences of people with disabilities.
The workshop is free. Breakfast, lunch, ASL, and CART will be provided on site. This event will be live streamed. For more information and to RSVP, please go here.

 

National ABLE Resource Center Celebrates #ABLEtoSave Throughout the Month of August

 

United Cerebral Palsy is a proud supporter of The National ABLE Resource Center who has designated August as #ABLEtoSave month, in order to help individuals with disabilities get financially prepared and to understand the basics of opening an ABLE account. The Resource Center has hosted a series of webinars on a variety of topics, including eligibility, enrollment, and management. Find out more…

 

 

UCP National Talks Assistive Technology with PROVAIL

 

Staff and the summer interns at UCP’s national office had the opportunity to catch up with our affiliate in the Seattle area, PROVAIL, about their amazing assistive technology programs. We also talked about the future of assistive technology, and the impact it has had on the lives of individuals with disabilities.Read More…

 

 

 

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UCP Staff and Interns Reflect on 27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

Interns and staff at UCP’s national office sat down to reflect on how the Americans with Disabilities Act has impacted their lives. Our interns interviewed staff members with Cerebral Palsy on their experiences growing up with the ADA, and what work remains to be done in the future. Read more on the Voices of UCP blog…

 

 

POLICY UPDATE

 

ADA Notification Bill: Education and Reform Act
The ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) in January 2017. Find out more about what this bill could mean for people with disabilities and inaccessibility claims. Read More…

 

 

 

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UCP Land of Lincoln Introduces Program for Financial Literacy

 

UCP Land of Lincoln, along with the United Way of Central Illinios, has introduced a new program to help adults in the community gain employment and become more financially savvy. The Financial Independence through Training, or FIT, also helps to provide adults with money management and financial planning skills, and also helps participants to understand credit. Read More…

 

RESOURCES AND INFO  

 

UCP’s Adult Services Guide
The transition process can often be complex when you live with a disability. UCP aims to help facilitate the process with our health resources guide for adults living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The guide features resources that specialize in the treatment of adults and covers the United States. You can view the guide here. If you have a resource that you feel we may have missed, email us at info@ucp.org!

 

 

UCP Introduces New #KnowMedicaid Guide

 

UCP has put together #KnowMedicaid, a comprehensive guide of the various government agencies in each state that are responsible for overseeing Medicaid.

 

This guide includes contact information as well as pertinent links. Please note that while this guide is extensive, it may not include every agency involved in the Medicaid process.

 

Find the guide here.