UCP Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” For more information, learn about the history, and access materials, please visit the NDEAM page.

 

Share Your Photos for #HalloweenWithoutLimits!

 

From now until October 31st, share your most creative and fun costumes to our Facebook page for UCP’s Halloween Without Limits! Does your costume accommodate a disability and get into the Halloween spirit? We want to see it! Be sure to use #HalloweenWithoutLimits so we can see your photos! To get more information, read the rules, and see photos from last year here. We can’t wait to see your photos this year!

Talking Employment with Seguin Enterprises

 

UCP national caught up with our affiliate UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago, to find out how they’re employing people with disabilities in the community through their two unique enterprises, Seguin Auto Center and Seguin Garden and Gifts, which is helping their employees gain experience and valuable life skills.

 

Read More on The Voices of UCP blog.

 

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Collen Manière climbs Kilimanjaro for her sister, Kate

 

Kate was born with Cerebral Palsy affecting the right side of her body, and her family was told she would never walk, talk, or crawl.  However, Kate was determined to achieve her goals, and last spring Kate graduated from college. She has been Colleen’s inspiration from the day she arrived on this planet.

 

To date, Colleen is has raised nearly $4,000 in honor of Kate, for United Cerebral Palsy, and is currently in Tanzania completing her promise to Kate. If you would like to read more about Colleen and Kate’s story, please click here.

 

If you are interested in becoming a United Cerebral Palsy fundraiser, please contact Michael Ludgardo at mludgardo@ucp.org to get started on your fundraising journey.

 

 

 

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UCP of Oregon and Southwest Washington Make the List for the “100 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in Oregon”

 

Congratulations to our affiliate, UCP of Oregon and Southwest Washington, for making the “100 Best List for Nonprofits” by Oregon Business! They were first named one of the best nonprofits in 2010. 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!