UCP Releases “What Matters To You?” Video Focused on Health Outcomes of People with Disabilities
For individuals living with disabilities, the health care experience can often be overwhelming. From physical access to misunderstandings by medical and research professionals, there are often a unique set of challenges to take into account.
As a part of UCP’s “Speak for Yourself” initiative, we asked self-advocates in the disability community to share what matters most to them when it comes to their health, and what they would like doctors and health researchers to know about the disability experience.
You can watch the video here and get involved in the conversation around health research and the health care experience by using #WhatMattersUCP on social media.
Gillette Children’s Hospital Talks Transition
Kathy Lindstrom, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, at the Lifetime Clinic at Gillette Children’s Speciality Hospital talks with UCP about the services and supports Lifetime provides “transition-aged” adults, and how the programs and clinic got started. Lindstrom says it grew out of an unmet need in the community, “a grassroots movement put together based on patient needs.“ Read more about the Lifetime Clinic, the supports it provides, and learn about transition services for people with disabilities on the Voices of UCP blog. Read More
UCP Talks “What You Need to Know About…” College!
From getting to classes to requesting accommodations, the college experience for students with disabilities can often feel daunting. In the next in the “What You Need to Know About…” series, UCP’s Public Education Associate, Karin Hitselberger breaks down what you need to know as a college student with a disability. Read more.
Congratulations to Sharita Taylor!
Sharita Taylor, a client of UCP of Greater Cleveland, won the bronze medal in Ice Dancing and came in sixth place in Singles Ice Skating at the Special Olympics World Games in Austria! Read more about Sharita and her connection to UCP of Greater Cleveland on the Voices of UCP bloghere. Congratulations, Sharita!