• March 26, 2013

    by: Renee Canfield

    Charlie’s Story of Independence

    Charles, fondly called, Charlie, has a gentle smile.  He will quickly draw you in to conversation about his job, family and his wall of pictures in his room.  It holds memories of co-workers, roommates and family members, all very dear […]

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  • March 21, 2013

    by: Client Contributor

    Math, Independence and Lemonade

    This week’s post was submitted by UCP client employee, Tim Sokol, a participant in both the Organizational Employment and Residential Services Programs.  As I was planning posts for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, I happened to have a conversation with […]

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  • March 15, 2013

    by: Renee Canfield

    What Can One Person Do?

    The best advocate for individuals with disabilities is the one who speaks up.  Each one of us, sharing our stories, relaying our passion and taking action on our beliefs.  There is a great deal you can do to raise awareness […]

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  • March 7, 2013

    by: Renee Canfield

    The “Special Needs Kid”

    In 1987 President Ronald Regan signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring the month of March National Developmental Disabilities Awareness. The proclamation urged all Americans to encourage and promote opportunities to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead productive lives achieving full potential. […]

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  • January 9, 2013

    by: Renee Canfield

    Setting Goals in 2013

    Every year as we celebrate the New Year on January 1st, millions of people around the world set New Year’s Resolutions–lose weight, eat healthy, focus on self-care or contribute more to our retirement.  Some set resolutions just for fun or […]

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