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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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Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost, Study Finds

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say. Over the course of just one school year, a new study finds that preschoolers with disabilities who attended mainstream classes with highly-skilled peers were using language on par with their classmates without disabilities. By comparison, […]

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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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    • Executive Committee Meeting

      Starts: 8:00 am, September 5, 2014

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 5, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

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    • Governance/ Nominating Committee

      Starts: 8:00 am, September 12, 2014

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 12, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

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    • Texas For Tyler Hold ‘Em Tournament

      Starts: 5:00 pm, September 20, 2014

      Ends: 9:00 pm, September 20, 2014

      Location: Regovich’s Catering Center

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    • Development Committee Meeting

      Starts: 2:30 pm, September 22, 2014

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 22, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

    • Board of Directors Meeting

      Starts: 4:00 pm, September 22, 2014

      Ends: 6:00 pm, September 22, 2014

      Location: UCP of Greater Cleveland

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