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In First, State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol

A revamped version of the blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility everywhere from parking lots to restrooms will soon be commonplace in more communities. Under a bill signed late last week, New York will be come the first state to require all new and replacement signage used to signify accessibility for people with […]

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In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.” For the first time ever, the nation’s highest court used the term intellectual disability in its decision last week in a case known as Hall v. […]

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April 24 – Director’s Task Force on Oral Health and Access to Dental Care

Mr. Lance D. Himes, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), has convened the 2014 Task Force on Oral Health and Access to Dental Care and they want to hear from YOU! The Northeast Ohio regional meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24 at: Kent Library 312 West Main Street Kent, OH […]

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Developmental Disability Awareness and Advocacy Day – March 4, 2014

This week’s blog post was written by two parents whose children receive therapy services at UCP of Greater Cleveland. They both attended the Developmental Disability Awareness and Advocacy Day on March 4 in Columbus. Read on to hear about each of their experiences at this inspiring event. Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 was Developmental Disabilities (DD) […]

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The Cleveland International Film Fesitval is Now Open!

Are you looking for something fun to do these next two weeks? Then head over to the Cleveland International Film Festival, which runs until March 30, 2014. We encourage you to see the UCP of Greater Cleveland community-sponsored film LIFE FEELS GOOD. The film tells the story of a young man with cerebral palsy and […]

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