Warren Mitchell

DSCN5843_WEBWarren Mitchell’s career began within UCP’s Supported Employment Program. He started at the Cleveland Clinic/Lyndhurst Supported Employment Site in June of 2008, where he assisted in various clerical tasks. Warren later transferred to the Reese Pharmaceutical Site in April of 2009 and began packaging over-the-counter medications. He was later trained in shipping and custodial duties. In July of 2012, after showing much promise in both packaging and cleaning duties, Warren was requested by Reese management to transfer to their new E. 40th Street location. This move proved to be a significant one for Warren as he continued to work more independently and with less supervision.

Recently, in May of 2014, Warren successfully transitioned into competitive employment and started a full-time job with Standard Parking. Warren is currently in charge of the cleaning and general upkeep of two employee parking garages located on University Hospital’s main campus. Warren continues to work independently and is able to accomplish all of his duties in a timely manner. He is well liked and respected by his Standard Parking peers.

Warren is a great example of someone transferring their training, skill building and positive experiences from UCP’s Supported Employment Program into a competitive employment position.

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Sib-Shop Program – November 1, 2014

This November, The Center for Comprehensive Care and The Autism Center will begin a quarterly series called Sib-Shops. Sib-Shops are 4-hour long events designed specifically for the siblings of children with special needs. This is an opportunity for siblings to actively engage in recreational activities and make connections in the community with other siblings. During this event, lunch will be provided and members of University Hospital, Local Affiliates, and The Board of Developmental Disabilities will be present. The first Sib-Shop will be held on November 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm at the University Hospitals Landerbrook location: 5850 Landerbrook Drive, Cleveland, OH 44124.

At this time, they are reaching out to families to see who might be interested. These initial groups are ideally geared towards children between the ages of 8 and 13. If you think that any of your children might be interested in attending, please complete this form and return it to:

Mary Neff, MSW, LSW
Medical Social Worker
Rainbows & Babies: The Center for Comprehensive Care
34055 Solon Rd
Solon, Ohio 44139

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Team Niko Fundraising Event – October 19, 2014

Niko 1Team Niko Fundraising Event – Sunday, October 19, 2014!

The Team Niko Fundraising Event is this coming Sunday, October 19th!  Please join Team Niko at PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub (17119 Lorain Avenue) from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on October 19th.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and include appetizers, pop, draft beer and wine. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese raffle.  If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation in honor of Team Niko, please visit the UCP of Greater Cleveland donation page at www.ucpcleveland.org/donate. Please put “Team Niko” under additional information.


Team Niko Flyer 2014

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“Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” Report

In light of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, UCP of Greater Cleveland would like to share a groundbreaking report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity, “Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.” This 2014 study reports measurable and observable business benefits when companies hire persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click the link below to download the report.


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UCP Sensory Haunted House – October 22, 2014

Attention Children’s Services Families: You are invited to join us on October 22nd as we create the UCP Sensory Haunted House. Dancing Wheels will also be here, too! See the flyer below for more details.


















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  • Upcoming Events

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    Events on October 5, 2014
    • Browns Tailgate Fundraiser

      Starts: 12:30 pm, October 5, 2014

      Ends: 2:30 pm, October 5, 2014

      Location: Harry Buffalo, 18605 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

    Events on October 17, 2014
    • Fall Fling

      Starts: 6:00 pm, October 17, 2014

      Ends: 8:00 pm, October 17, 2014

      Location: Around the Corner Saloon & Cafe, 18616 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

    Events on October 19, 2014
    • Team Niko Event

      Starts: 4:00 pm, October 19, 2014

      Ends: 7:00 pm, October 19, 2014

      Location: P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, 17119 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111, United States

    Events on October 29, 2014
    • BAC Cocktail Reception

      Starts: 5:30 pm, October 29, 2014

      Ends: 7:00 pm, October 29, 2014

      Location: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, 10011 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States