Tag Archives: Developmental Disabilities

End of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In honor of the last day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we would like to share two articles and a website that discuss the benefits of hiring individuals who have a disability. Take a moment this weekend to check them out!http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/10/21/pledging-im-in-to-hire-individuals-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities/ http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/10/5_reasons_why_people_with_disa.html http://www.imintohire.org/

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Advantages Of Hiring A Person With A Disability – Employer’s Perspective

This week’s blog was written by Annie Geiger, the Regional Human Resources Specialist for Central Ohio, Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Ohio Regions at Fifth Third Bank. She is also the site contact for the UCP Fifth Third job site and an active three-year member of the UCP Business Advisory Committee (BAC). “I thought (joining the […]

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What has UCP of Greater Cleveland done for you? – Sofia Biondi

This week’s blog post was written by Michelle Biondi, the mother of Sofia, a child who has made significant progress receiving therapy services at UCP of Greater Cleveland. Sofia started coming to UCP in October of 2008 when she was 3 years old after her original therapy facility shut down. She had been receiving physical […]

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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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The benefits of hiring employees with disabilities: Opinion

This week, thousands of gifted athletes from across the nation are showcasing their talents in New Jersey during the 2014 USA Games of the Special Olympics. Those talents — from the track to the pool, the gymnasium to the court and beyond — serve as compelling reminders of another arena where these competitors oop-edsught to […]

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