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Board Spotlight
Neil Caudle
Junior Board - Immediate Past President
Serving on the Junior Board is a blessing to me because I get to see and feel a part of the growth of every person at UCP and the organization as it gives the participants the opportunity to live life without limits.
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Did you know?  
Every day at LINCPoint - home to UCP of Greater Birmingham's day program for adults with disabilities - we strive to give 157 participants the best day of their life by offering enrichment activities, socialization, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and vocational training.
THANK YOU for making this possible!
What People Are Saying...
Parents as Teachers has been the icing on a well baked cake of services from Early Intervention to Hand in Hand's Early Learning Program! Patrick has made great strides in his overall development and is right on target as we prepare for kindergarten next year!
Caroline Pernell - mother of Patrick, who's received services from UCP's Early intervention, Early Learning, and Parents As Teachers Programs.
Bob Chapman: A Champion for Hope
When asked what word best described UCP of Greater Birmingham, Bob Chapman, retired CEO of Eastern Health System, quickly said HOPE. He’s currently serving as the President of UCP of Greater Birmingham’s Foundation to ensure we are able to continuously provide hope for individuals living with disabilities and their families throughout our service area for many years to come. 
Click here to read about this amazing champion for UCP of Greater Birmingham.
Tickets On Sale NOW for Vino and Van Gogh - Aug 18
Mark your calendars now for Thursday, August 18 at 6:00PM at Iron City for wine tastings, delicious food, fabulous live and silent auctions, and the opportunity to purchase art from community artists and UCP participants. 
Don't wait. Purchase your tickets here today! Want to sponsor the coolest event of the Summer? Click here for more info.  
Do you or your company have an auction item to offer?  We are currently building a fabulous silent auction filled with unique experiences, wine, dining and travel opportunities and art. Contact Jennifer Lyles Dowdle to make a contribution today. 
Program Spotlight - Parents As Teachers 
Parents are their children’s FIRST and most influential teachers. In fact, the early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.
Click here to learn more about UCP of Greater Birmingham's program for at risk children from birth - five years old that YOU make possible. **Photo courtesy of Junior League of Birmingham's Project Yummy program, one of the many educational AND fun monthly activities offered to Parents As Teachers  participants. 
Ask The Expert:  Off to a Great Start - Surviving the Transition to Kindergarten
- by Sandra Dudley, UCP of Greater Birmingham Special Education Consultant

Tips for families of children both with and without special needs:
Any transition that we make in our lives can lead to anxiety and uncertainty as to what to expect.  You may experience a range of emotions when your young child makes their way through the “big” school doors for the first time.  As you and your child prepare for that next phase, these are some tips that have helped families through the years to embrace the change a little bit more easily!
Click here to for more tips!
YOU Can Be A Champion
Did you know that you can make the world a better place and help families we serve dream new dreams just by writing a simple letter?  Email Lee Thrash to find out how you can Be a Champion for Noah, his family, and the 4,000 infants, children and adults served at UCP of Greater Birmingham.
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