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Mike Woods and Javier Gomez Discuss Santa Project Party on Good Day NY

Fox 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods and Artist Javier Gomez appeared on Good Day NY to discuss being named among People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive and to promote UCP of NYC’s 5th Annual Santa Project Party.

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Team UCP Races in the TCS New York City Marathon

Five intrepid members of Team UCP participated in this year’s TCS New York City marathon.

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UCP of NYC Hosts Family Connect Conference

On November 20th, UCP of NYC staff and other industry leaders provided families and professionals with information and resources for children with developmental disabilities at our biggest Family Connect Conference to date.

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UCP of NYC Receives NYS PROMISE Grant

UCP of NYC is named a grantee as part of the US Department of Education PROMISE Project for a 5-year work training effort. 

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13th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UCP of NYC

UCP of NYC’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament was a rousing success, offering a great day on the links for golfers and earning funds for the important programs of UCP of NYC.

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Open For Business

UCP of NYC and other trusted agencies band together and create Cleaning with Meaning, a cleaning business that provides jobs for individuals with disabilities.

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Participant Louis Russo Wins Achievement Award

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State recognizes longtime UCP of NYC participant Louis Russo with the esteemed Al Femet Achievement Award.

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Twenty-Five Years Later, A Loving Couple Renew Their Vows at UCP of NYC

On their twenty-fifth anniversary, longtime UCP of NYC residents Ernest Walker and Essie Sumptur-Walker renew their vows.

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And the Winner Is . . .

Program participant Paul Tudisco receives the 2014 Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

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Fun and Games, Designed to Break Barriers

UCP of NYC athletes compete in track and field games at the 2014 Burke Wheelchair Games and challenge stereotypes.

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The 3rd Annual UCP of NYC Family Fun Day

Family, friends, and community come together for a day of fun at UCP of NYC.

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Three Cheers for Direct Service and Facilities services Professionals!

UCP of NYC takes time out to celebrate the outstanding dedication and compassion of Direct Service and Facilities Services Professionals.

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13th Annual Golf Tournament Tees off on September 29th

The 13th Annual UCP of NYC Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York, on Monday, September 29, 2014.

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Taking Quality Healthcare Practices On the Road

UCP of NYC travels to Reinventing Quality 2014 conference in Maryland to educate healthcare professionals about the most modern and effective health care services and HealthLink for Nurses

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UCP of NYC Artists Seek Inspiration in Nature

UCP of NYC program participants visit Manhattan’s Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park for artistic inspiration.

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UCP of NYC Rows the Boat, Gently Down the . . . Lake

A crew from UCP of NYC ventures to Queens to go for a row on Meadow Lake.

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Health and Fitness Reaches New Heights at UCP of NYC

UCP of NYC program participants fly in specially adapted glider planes as part of a Soaring Plane clinic in Pennsylvania.

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Surf’s UP at UCP of NYC

An intrepid team from UCP of NYC hits Rockaway Beach to go surfing on Sunday, July 27th.

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New York State Department of Health Awards UCP of NYC a $556,778 INNOVATION Grant!

Medicaid recipients to receive needed home modifications to remain independent.
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Team UCP Races for Hope And Possibility Race

Team UCP participates in the 2014 Achilles Hope & Possibility Race in Central Park to raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.
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A Winning Whippet for UCP of NYC

This year, UCP of NYC developed a pet therapy project in Brooklyn called ARF. With the help of the Good Dog Foundation and an extraordinary volunteer handler, Patrice Barnett, ARF participants enjoy weekly visits with Twee, UCP of NYC’s beloved whippet.

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Congratulations 2014 Graduates!

Each June we gather, rain or shine, to celebrate the accomplishments of our Pre-School and School Age Graduates. UCP of NYC is proud to usher each and every one of them toward a bright future.

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No Mountain High Enough

For the second consecutive year, UCP of NYC’s rock climbing team has set their fears aside to embrace new challenges and reach for their goals. 

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13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon A Success

The 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefitting UCP of NYC was held Wednesday, May 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The sold-out event welcomed over 500 guests and raised nearly $550,000 for programs and services offered by UCP of NYC.

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Group Art Show at the YWCA Greenwich

Works by UCP Art Teacher Eve Le Ber and her students were on display in a combined art show, "My Artist with Me," at the YWCA Greenwich in April.

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Firehouse Closing ProtestLast Chance to Join Team UCP!

Summer is here and it’s time to register and join Team UCP for the Achilles Hope & Possibility Race on Sunday, June 29th!

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UCP’s Got Talent!

For the past three years UCP of NYC has offered a moment of spotlight to singers, dancers, comedians, and poets at UCP’s Got Talent – and this year didn’t disappoint.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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