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Meet the Board Members

At this year’s Annual Meeting, we recognized our new Board of Directors officers, welcomed new board members and acknowledged retiring board members. For a full list of UCP of Greater Cleveland’s Board of Directors, please visit our Meet the Board Members page. New Board of Directors Officers: Sean D. Wenger – Chair Ethan Hendrickx – […]

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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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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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Teen Finishes 40-Mile Trek Carrying Brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

The trek will end at the University of Michigan. (Detroit Free Press, Eric D. Lawrence/AP Photo) After walking 40 miles in the summer sun, Hunter and Braden Gandee completed their remarkable trek today to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. During the entire walk Hunter Gandee carried his little brother Braden, to give a face to […]

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Michael Kirkman commentary: Ohio needs to reform guardian approach

The following article is the opinion of Michael Kirkman, the Executive Director of Disability Rights Ohio. What are your thoughts on this situation? Please feel free to comment below. As explained by The Dispatch in its series, “Unguarded: A Dispatch Investigation,” there are many concerns with the guardianship system in Ohio. People with disabilities who […]

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    Events on July 20, 2014
    • Development Committee Meeting

      Starts: 2:30 pm, July 20, 2014

      Ends: 4:00 pm, July 20, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

    • Board of Directors Meeting

      Starts: 4:00 pm, July 20, 2014

      Ends: 6:00 pm, July 20, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

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    Events on July 27, 2014
    • Team UCP at the Cleveland Triathlon

      Starts: 5:30 am, July 27, 2014

      Ends: 12:00 pm, July 27, 2014

      Location: Voinovich BIcentennial Park, Cleveland, OH, United States

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