UCPWA’s annual awareness and fundraising event “Casual Day” will take place on April 28, 2017.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN CASUAL DAY 2017!
The message is based on something that UCPWA stands behind daily: that having a disability does not mean you’re disabled. As a country, we have fought for equality of gender, race and marriage, but we should be fighting for so much more. We should extend the desire for equality to people with disabilities.
As Casual Day is UCPWA’s biggest awareness event of the year, we are encouraging individuals and businesses to purchase a t-shirt to wear on the designated day. If you are interested, please fill out the order form below and return it with payment to UCPWA before the due date.
Our transportation program is now in full-swing. This service is completely free to approved applicants. A dedicated route will be provided for transport to People First meetings, which are held on every fourth Thursday at AIDB. Applications are available at the UCPWA Center. Call 205-345-3031 for more information. Operation hours are:
- Monday – Friday from 5 – 9 pm
- Every other weekend 9 am – 6 pm
United Cerebral Palsy of West AL, Inc. is proud to announce its upcoming partnership with Alabama Department of Rehab Services to participate in the Milestones program. The Employment Program will enable UCP of West AL to assist people with a variety of disabilities in locating, obtaining and maintaining gainful employment in the community.
The beauty of the program is that it will allow people with disabilities an opportunity that they deserve; a chance to participate in real and meaningful life experiences while earning pay for their labor.
The program is funded by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), and it follows the state’s “MILESTONES” system. The referrals will come from ADRS. ADRS will also be the entity that determines if an individual qualifies for the employment program as outlined by federal regulations.
All interested persons should call the Tuscaloosa ADRS office at 205-554-1300 and ask to speak with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The Counselor will assist in guiding the enrollment process. Stay tuned for more information in the fall newsletter or call the UCP office at 205-345-3031.