In the final session of the DC Metro Business Leadership Network’s 2015 Disability @ Work Series, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) will provide a broad understanding of cerebral palsy and share perceived and real barriers to employment and retention. Attendees will learn about common accommodations and best practices…Read More of "“Understanding Cerebral Palsy at Work”"
Author: O'Ryan Case
What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?
When it comes to paying for wheelchairs and other equipment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses a program called ‘competitive bidding’. Over the years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has worked with the disability community to ensure that the competitive bidding process does not restrict reimbursement of the equipment necessary to live daily life with a disability. But a recent development has come up– and could drastically limit the payment for and access to much-needed tools and technology. Check out what YOU CAN DO…Read More of "What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?"
UCP’s Interns Take a Trip to Delaware
As they wrapped up their summer internships, UCP’s 2015 summer interns reflected on their recent visit to UCP of Delaware. Learn more about their visit, as they discuss the people and programs they met and saw…Read More of "UCP’s Interns Take a Trip to Delaware"
Exploring the Accessibility of 2014’s Top 5 Cruise Lines
Adrian and Martin Konstantinov, volunteers at UCP’s national office, recently surveyed the websites of several popular cruise lines and other online sources to explore how accessible they are.Read More of "Exploring the Accessibility of 2014’s Top 5 Cruise Lines"
Show Us The Love This Summer
It’s summer time and UCP wants to help show the world all of the types of things that people with disabilities love. Learn more about #SummerOfLove and join in!Read More of "Show Us The Love This Summer"
Disability and Self-Acceptance: What I learned from the medical and social models of disability
Jerry Robinson, UCP summer intern and Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University reflects on his early experiences as an individual with a disability and explains how the medical and social models of disability have helped shaped the self-acceptance in his life…Read More of "Disability and Self-Acceptance: What I learned from the medical and social models of disability"
How Well Does Your State Serve People with Disabilities?
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) released the 2015 Case for Inclusion today, an annual report and interactive website used to track state-by-state community living standards for Americans with disabilities. All 50 States and the District of Columbia (DC) are ranked each on a set of key indicators, including how people with disabilities live and participate in their communities, if they are satisfied with their lives, and how easily the services and supports they need are accessed…Read More of "How Well Does Your State Serve People with Disabilities?"
Help Bring Knowledge to the New CP Wiki– And Maybe Win Some Prizes
Through the months of June and July, The World Cerebral Palsy Initiative (WCPI) invites those from across the world to share their knowledge of cerebral palsy (CP) by posting to its new CP Wiki. The Wiki is an online knowledge base on CP and related topics for everyone: people with disabilities, parents, caretakers and medical professionals…Read More of "Help Bring Knowledge to the New CP Wiki– And Maybe Win Some Prizes"
Study on Health Care Experiences of Mothers with Disabilities Seeks Participants
Researchers at UMass Medical School are seeking participants for an online survey to help learn about the health care experiences of mothers with disabilities during pregnancy…Read More of "Study on Health Care Experiences of Mothers with Disabilities Seeks Participants"
Advice About Advice
UCP Intern, Alex Vesey has one request for everyone– please stop giving unsolicited advice. Talking about how antioxidants, positive thinking, vitamins and exercise can help someone with a chronic illness or disability? No thanks. How about talking about things like her dog, instead?Read More of "Advice About Advice"