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Board Spotlight
Jennifer Lawes
Junior Board President

I love serving UCP because every person deserves to live life to the fullest, and UCP helps people do just that! 
Upcoming Events
6 -  GIG Summer Teen Volunteer Application Deadline 
12 - Driving After Dark
31 - GIG Orientation
2 - GIG Orientation
Did you know?  
UCP’s Employment Services helped 294 participants work towards MEANINGFUL employment this year. 
THANK YOU for making this possible!
What People Are Saying...
We’ve grown so much during my time here.  I've seen many changes, but everyone’s commitment to make the world a better place for individuals with disabilities is stronger than ever.
Kim Braasch  
Hand In Hand ELP Director Celebrating 20 Years of Service at UCP
Dr. Jimmie Harvey: UCP Is LOVE
Nationally recognized oncologist, Dr. Jimmie Harvey, recently visited UCP’s campus, a place he holds quite dear. 
When asked if he could describe UCP in a single word, Dr. Harvey quickly responded, “Love.”  Click here to read more …
Program Spotlight: Hand In Hand Early Learning 
UCP understands the significance of giving EVERY child, regardless of background or ability, the brightest beginning possible in life.
Our Hand In Hand Inclusive Early Learning Program provides 195 infants, toddlers and children and their families with a premier educational and therapeutic care setting unique in our community.
Hand in Hand is not just a state of the art inclusive early learning program for children with and without disabilities; it is a place where POTENTIAL is seen and CELEBRATED every day. Click here to read the full story
Ask The Expert: One Mom Shares on Being a Special Needs Parent
Being a special needs parent is a journey no one ever expects to take. It can be overwhelming, confusing, frustrating….and wonderful. My daughter, Caroline, has cerebral palsy, and I’ve learned so many things since we began this adventure when she was born 4 ½ years ago.

1) Life Isn’t Over
    When a child first receives a difficult diagnosis, it’s easy to succumb to the mindset that your life is over. To be honest...Click here to learn more.
Golf Anyone? 

Don't miss our DRIVING AFTER DARK night golf event on May 12.
Glow in the dark golf balls, dinner and more.  Contact Jennifer Dowdle to register or sponsor today. 
Volunteer News 

Giving IS good! Join in the fun at UCP this Summer. GIG (Giving Is Good) is UCP's Summer Teen Volunteer program.  
Do you know a teen between 13 & 18?  GIG is a great opportunity for them to learn and give back to the community.  Applications due May 6
Contact Brandi Swift to apply.
Living Life Without Limits

Congratulations to Bailee Hope Bryant,  Hand In Hand Early Intervention & Early Learning Program graduate, Life Without Limits Award recipient & current GIG (Giving Is Good) volunteer.  
Bailee, who graduates from high school next month, was recently crowned Miss Pinson Valley High School and awarded a Leadership scholarship to Jacksonville State University.   
Bailee is truly living a life without limits! 
Honor the Amazing Women in Your Life
Honor all of the amazing women in your life AND support an infant, child or adult being served by UCP.
Click here to have a personalized card sent to every special woman in your life. 
"Thank You" From Ashton
Ashton's life was shattered one week after prom. Now living happily ever after (see how in this short video), she joins others in saying, "THANK YOU for supporting UCP & helping me dream new dreams."
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