www.ucpbham.com                                       September 2016
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Board Spotlight
Margaret Ann Pyburn
I am excited to serve on the UCP of Greater Birmingham board. My mother, Dot Renneker, was a volunteer for years while I was a child, and some of my most fond memories are her helping with the famous Mall Ball and telethons. I am honored to share with Birmingham the wonderful happenings at UCP. 
Did you know?  
UCP of Greater Birmingham's Parents As Teachers Program provides learning and training opportunities for 85 families. This program is provided free of charge to families or expectant mothers who have a child birth through five years old who is experiencing or at risk for a developmental delay. The program works to improve a parent’s capacity, parenting practices and parent-child relationships.
THANK YOU for making this possible!
What People Are Saying...
We are having a fantastic experience at UCP. Our speech therapist works with Sophie to engage in daily communication through speech using a speech generating device controlled through eye gaze. This allows Sophie to gain independence at home & at school. She showed us games & activities to do at home to help Sophie achieve her speech goals. She's always excited to see her speech therapist. We could not be more grateful.
- Morgan Payne, Mother to Sophie, 4 year old benefitting from our Life Without Limits Outpatient Clinic
Margi Ingram - Mission Focused
To many Margi Ingram is known as the queen of real estate in Birmingham and throughout the state.  To our organization she is recognized as a tireless leader who helps bring BIG dreams to reality for thousands of individuals with disabilities.
Click here to learn more about her amazing leadership and vision that helped relocate UCP of Greater Birmingham's campus. Find out how she continues to serve today as a founding team member of our Champions Campaign. 
Program Spotlight - LINCPoint Adult Day Program
The best day of your life. Do you remember yours?
For Belinda and Daniel it was almost one year ago, October 11, 2015 – their wedding day.
Every day at LINCPoint we strive to give more than 150 participants the best day of their life. Visit this link to learn more about this amazing couple and their friends at UCP of Greater Birmingham's LINCPoint Adult Day Program. 
Ask The Expert:  Five Questions to Ask a Person with a Disability Instead of Walking Away
- by Becky Adams, MS CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist 

It often starts the same way. You see a person with a disability and immediately don’t know what to say or do. 
When you’re communicating with people you do not know well, it is hard to create small talk, especially if the individual has a disability. You may have a hard time finding the right questions to initiate a conversation. It’s possible you feel lost and would rather avoid the situation.
I propose we all stop and be willing to experience someone’s story.  Click here to read Becky's tips.
In Case You Missed It - Giving Children a Voice
Early Intervention Conference - October 24 - 26
UCP of Greater Birmingham is the largest Early Intervention provider in Alabama. Collaborating with other agencies, UCP helps present the annual state Early Intervention Conference. It designed to share information and develop skills for professionals and families who work with children (ages birth through five) who have disabilities. Click here to find out more information & register.
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