Tag Archives: Disability Employment

What has UCP of Greater Cleveland done for you? – Kelly Alexander

This week’s blog post is from Kelly Alexander, a Vocational Services client who works at the Oatey Company. Kelly is responsible for counting product, placing the appropriate amount in shipping boxes, packaging and labeling. She also assists clients at times. Kelly’s supervisor, Ed, says, “Kelly always comes in with a positive attitude and is willing […]

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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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Project SEARCH – From High School to Employment

                        Project SEARCH is a program that prepares young adults with disabilities transitioning out of high school to become competitively employed upon graduation. In order to prepare for the world of work, students participate in three separate internships in a community-based setting for the […]

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All in a Day’s Work – The Role of a Job Coach

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and UCP has been spending a lot of time this month on social media and in our face-to-face conversations talking about employing individuals with disabilities. But truly, those of us at UCP of Greater Cleveland spend a lot of time all year long speaking to the benefits of […]

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Business Strategies That Work

What’s the third largest market segment in the United States? The answer might surprise you. It’s not a particular race, gender, or age group. It’s people with disabilities. The size of this population—54 million strong—surpasses Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans, as well as Generation X and teens. Add in their families, friends, and associates, […]

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