JULY 2017




Two UCP Affiliates Create A Summer Camp Experience For All
On the Voices of UCP blog, UCP Summer Intern Sara Shemali takes a look at the summer camp programs offered at UCP of Delaware and UCP of Mobile. Each camp helps to meet the needs of children with disabilities, with UCP of Mobile’s Camp Smile open exclusively to children with disabilities. At UCP of Delaware’s Camp Lenape and Camp Manito, children with and without disabilities are welcomed to take part in activities. Several camps offered by UCP affiliates across the U.S. give children of all abilities some serious summer fun! Read more… 




National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 17th-21st is National Disability Voter Registration Week! Did you know that the United States has about 20%-30% fewer registered voters of citizens who are legally eligible to vote? UCP Summer Intern Rebecca Zewdie breaks down what you need to know to get involved, make your voice heard, and register to vote. Read more…










College Scholarships: Navigating the College Landscape


Preparing for college can often be an overwhelming experience, from finding the right school that meets your needs to picking your major, and paying for school. All of these things are important decisions for any student, and students with disabilities are no exception. On the Voices of UCP blog, UCP Summer Intern James O’Connor provides information regarding local and national resources to help make the search easier. Read more…


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UCP Summer Interns Visit Capitol Hill


UCP’s Summer Interns had the opportunity to attend briefings on Capitol Hill about accessible technology and employment for people with disabilities. Read more about their experience on the Voices of UCP blog here.






Two weeks ago, UCP joined a lobby day with the ITEM/HAB/CPR coalitions. We attended small group meetings with HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander’s staff, as well as other Member offices, to discuss the benefits of habilitative and rehabilitative services and supports and our concerns with the proposals circulating in the Senate. The related Congressional Staff Briefing was a packed house!








UCP of the Inland Empire Presents Bikes to Children with Disabilities


UCP of the Inland Empire has presented five children with various disabilities with new adaptive bicycles as part of the annual Tour de Palm Springs race in California. The funds raised from Tour de Palm Springs event made it possible for the five children, as well as three others, to be fitted for their custom bikes. All of the recipients are planning to participate in the race next year with their new bikes. Read More…




UCP Introduces New #KnowMedicaid Guide


UCP has put together #KnowMedicaid, a 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.



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