• October 4, 2016

    by: Emily Hastings

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

    This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s […]

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  • June 24, 2016

    by: OakLeaf Services Contributor

    The Employment First Initiative

    This month’s expert article was written by our Activities and Training Manager Amy Vedova. Amy has been an activity professional for over 15 years specializing in adult day programs and long term care. Employment First is a national movement to […]

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  • April 22, 2016

    by: OakLeaf Services Contributor

    Michael

    In April 2015, UCP of Greater Cleveland was contacted by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and asked to meet with a very special young man named Michael, who was hoping to find a way to follow his life […]

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  • April 3, 2015

    by: Emily Hastings

    UN Challenges Businesses To Hire More On The Spectrum

    The leader of the United Nations is calling on businesses around the world to step up and do their part in employing people with autism. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is launching a “call to action,” urging employers to make “concrete […]

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  • January 9, 2015

    by: Emily Hastings

    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 […]

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