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Dezmond’s Goal – “Super D and Friends The Movie”

Dezmond Brown has been attending UCP of Greater Cleveland’s Organizational Employment Program since August 2014. He enjoys working and shredding paper, and would like to improve at sorting bobbins for the Ford Motor Company project. However, his goals far surpass the work floor. Dezmond recently wrote the story component for a superhero comic that he […]

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Setting Goals for a Child with a Disability

There is a common theme when parents are looking to set goals for their child. Whether they are therapy, school-based or family-centered, all goals must be “SMART” – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Oriented and Time-Bound. UCP of Greater Cleveland’s Children’s Services Department particularly concentrates on the “Achievable” aspect of goal-setting. The case managers and therapists help […]

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Organizational Employment Training & Transition to Community Employment

UCP of Greater Cleveland is in the process of developing a curriculum for our Organizational Employment** (OE) clients that will help them identify a path to employment. Right now UCP’s main focus is giving our staff the tools they will need to help the clients make the appropriate transition. Once the staff are trained, they […]

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The science of giving has always interested me. It seems to be an inherent part of our human DNA. Even very young children who are unable to weigh the cost and benefits of acting altruistically have been shown, time and again, to seek out and enjoy opportunities for giving and helping behavior. There is a […]

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Why I Give to UCP – Helen Malone (Age 10)

This week’s blog was written by Helen Malone, a 10-year-old girl who has competed as part of Team UCP at the Cleveland Triathlon for the past two years. Not only does she raise awareness for UCP of Greater Cleveland by doing this, but she has also raised over $2,500 to support the vital programming provided […]

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