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Women Who Care Honoree: Hannah Jacobs

Hannah Jacobs is a cultural game changer, an advocate with a mission, and a woman who truly cares. UCP of NYC is proud to be honoring Hannah Jacobs with the Karen Hansen Caregiver Award at our 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon on May 7, 2014.


UCP of NYC Teams Up With Life Vest Inside

Earlier this month UCP of NYC teamed up with Life Vest Inside (LVI) to lead an inspiring Workshop called Advocacy and Support: Creating Understanding for a Kinder World.


A Winter Adventure for UCP of NYC’s Skiers

In early March athletes from UCP of NYC participated in the annual Adaptive Ski Foundation Ski Trip to Windham Mountain.


A True Life Saver

The term “Life Saver” is often used loosely in our culture, but Hector Roman, who has been part of UCP of NYC’s staff for over 30 years, embodies its truest meaning.


Family Advocacy Now

We need members of legislature to include funding for special needs services in their one-house proposals. Don’t wait, start making calls and sending emails TODAY.


Art and Assistive Technology

Narda is fortunate to have use of her hands, but controlling fine motor movements leaves her very tired after most painting sessions. Mary Beth Frey, UCP of NYC’s Assistive Technology Resource Specialist, paired up with Narda to help make painting a little easier.


Spread the Word to End the Word

It is time we Spread the Word to End the Word™ so that as a society we reject disrespectful slurs and use language to effect positive change in our communities.


Designing for Assistive Technology

This month UCP of NYC and MOUSE joined together at the Cooper Hewitt Design Center to brainstorm new assistive technology design projects.


Disabilities Advocate Joins Volunteer Team

Nineteen year-old Ketrina Hazell, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 9 months old; yet her disability never prevented her from dreaming big. Today she is a freshman at Kingsborough Community College (Computer Science) and a new volunteer at UCP of NYC.


Teaching a New Generation of Social Workers

New York University Silver School of Social Work students deliver a lesson on developmental disabilities featuring a video interview with advocate, Judy Moiseff.


A Furry Friend for Fenton Avenue

The residents of UCP of NYC’s Fenton Avenue IRA are pleased to welcome both responsibility and reward with the companionship of their new cat, Shadow.


Finding New Freedoms With the Help of UCP of NYC

The New York Times recently featured a Neediest Cases piece highlighting Andrew Branch’s path to a better life. UCP of NYC is incredibly proud to be part of Andrew’s success story.


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