Success Stories

In the Spotlight – Disability Awareness Training Program

“Is it rude for me to say ‘see you later’ to someone with a visual impairment?” “Should I hold the door for someone who is in a wheelchair or using a walker? I don’t want to offend them by assuming they can’t do it themselves.” “What if I don’t understand someone when they speak to...
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In the Spotlight – Emily

When people think about education, they might think about children sitting in desks being taught reading, writing and arithmetic. Merriam-Webster defines the word education as “the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university.” However, this definition is not all encompassing: not all education is done in a typical...
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In the Spotlight – Project SEARCH

UCP of Greater Cleveland has the privilege to partner with some outstanding businesses and organizations throughout the community. This year, we were especially grateful to expand our partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, long-term partner and neighbor. The Cleveland Clinic’s involvement as a UCP employment partner began in 2006 as a Supported Employment Site in their...
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Harry Balch

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, UCP of Greater Cleveland is spotlighting Harry Balch, a Community Employment Program client who is employed at Fifth Third Bank. For more information on the Community Employment Program, please contact Sharon Meixner, Program Manager, at 216-791-8363 ext. 1261 or smeixner@ucpcleveland.org. Harry Balch came to UCP in August...
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Anthony

Anthony is a loving and playful six-year-old boy with an infectious smile. If you would ask his parents, Joey and Megan, some of Anthony’s favorite activities, you might think he is just a typical child who enjoys playing with his friends, swimming, horseback riding and playing fetch with his dogs. “Really the only word that...
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