Tag Archives: Disability Employment

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 dream of working with animals. Michael’s mother had, for the larger portion of Michael’s life, […]

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Julie

Project SEARCH is a school-to-work transition program for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. After the students have finished all of their high school credits, they spend an additional year discovering their passions and learning hard and soft job skills by completing three internships, each for 10 weeks. The […]

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Job Training Classes

UCP of Greater Cleveland is currently offering four classes for our Organizational Employment** (OE) clients that will help them identify their best path to employment, with the goal of furthering their productivity, independence and inclusion in the community. 1. Career Exploration This curriculum was developed by our Activities and Training Manager Amy Vedova and inspired […]

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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 commitments” to hire those on the spectrum. “We encourage public offices, corporations and small businesses to […]

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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 need to help the clients make the appropriate transition. Once the staff are trained, they […]

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