A Jr. in NE Portland has a new dishwasher named Atzary! Atzary worked with UCP’s Employment Solutions to find a great job. She reports that she loves her job, and that and her favorite tasks are dishwashing and keeping the lobby clean for customers. Carl’s Jr. likes the fact she’s hard-working, and that she’s bilingual in Spanish and English. Congrats, Carl’s Jr. and Atzary!
You can make a difference by supporting businesses that hire a diverse workforce! Visit Atzary's Carl's Jr. at 1762 NE 181st Avenue, Portland, OR 97230.
What does it look like when people who experience disabilities come together to form a movement? It looks like this!
Do you like to watch movies? Do you like to raise money for UCP? Well, then, we have a fantastic opportunity for you!
If you go see the movie Wonder (which features Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) during its opening weekend (November 17-19), and follow the easy steps below, $1 per attendee will be donated to UCP!
UCP is pleased to announce that we’re growing—quite a bit!
Currently, UCP Connections (our support services brokerage department) supports 251 customers, but over the next few months, Connections will grow by almost 30%, with the end goal of supporting 326 customers.
This October, UCP held our first-ever “Mini” Family Conference—a one-day conference designed for families who experience cerebral palsy.
We’re pleased to report that the Mini Conference was a hit! Attendees said that it was, “absolutely wonderful and extremely informative,” “just the right size,” and that they “felt very included and together.”
Each October, UCP celebrates UCP Employee Appreciation Month.
This year's celebrations have included an Employee Appreciation Breakfast, an Employee Appreciation Pizza Party, and--circa last night--a UCP Employee Appreciation Bowling night.
Check out the Bowling Night video above, made by our intrepid Development Director, Gavin Johnson!
As you may know, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Oregon. But did you know that one of UCP's Supported Employment customers (Emanuel) was just featured in a new publication from the Oregon Department of Human Services?
Read all about Emanuel and his job here.
Congrats to everyone involved, including Emanuel, Emanuel's UCP Job Developer (Nicole Vivanco), and Emanuel's employer (OHSU)!
UCP normally has a Family Conference every two years. This year, though, we’re having a special extra “Mini” Conference on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9am-4:30pm in Salem.
“It’s designed for parents who are raising a child who experiences cerebral palsy…although all five workshops are relevant for parents raising a child with any disability!
At the “My Child’s Life Care Notebook” session, you’ll learn how to keep track of your child’s school and medical records using a special (free!) notebook. You’ll be able to get life planning off the back burner at our “Life Care Planning/ABLE Act” session. And you’ll learn how to navigate and appeal insurance decisions at our “Healthcare/Insurance Advocacy & Funding Resources” session.
Find out more here.