Success Stories

  • September 26, 2013

    DSP Spotlight – Michelle Polk-Ferguson

    The first thing you notice about Michelle Polk-Ferguson is her effervescent smile. She is one of those rare people who lights up a room with her positive energy, which is a great quality for a Direct Service Professional (DSP). DSPs […]

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  • September 10, 2013


    The Cleveland Metroparks began partnering with UCP of Greater Cleveland in 1998, creating the very first UCP of Greater Cleveland customer service based Supported Employment Site at the zoo. Throughout the past several years, UCP and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo […]

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  • August 12, 2013


    When people meet Julia for the first time, it is difficult for them to imagine that when Julia first came to UCP of Greater Cleveland at age one, she could not pull herself up and was unable to sit up […]

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  • April 8, 2013


    Fifty-year old Charles has come a long way in the last few years. About five years ago, Charles lost his mother, who was also his primary caregiver. The stress of losing a parent was very hard on Charles. But it […]

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  • April 4, 2013

    The Young Entrepreneur

    Being a young adult with Autism trying to find employment can be stressful. Even with the loving support of his mother and father, Sankalp’s journey from a high school graduate to business owner has been challenging.  He and his parents […]

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