Rolling out the Reds Carpet for Amy Clawson

Amy Clawson poses with award.
UC UCEDD’s Family Support Coordinator, Amy Clawson, was recently presented the “Special Needs Community Impact Award” during this year’s Cincinnati Reds’ Developmental Disability Awareness Day.  This honor is awarded by the Paragon Financial Group and this year marks its 7thyear of recognizing individuals in the community who are deeply committed to people with disabilities and their families. On receiving the award, Amy commented, “It is an honor to receive an award to do the job I love doing. Helping families is a passion of mine.”

The UC UCEDD Team Goes to Washington

UC UCEDD and LEND advocates at the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.

UC UCEDD, the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, recently made the trip to Capitol Hill to take part in the Disability Policy Seminar 2015. The seminar is important because it gives a voice to those with disabilities, and allows advocates to educate members of Congress and their staff on the priorities of the disabilities community.

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Transition Bootcamp 2015 Helps Families of Young People with Disabilities Make a Plan for Life

The barriers faced by young people with disabilities as they transition to adult life are often created by beliefs and low expectations rather than disability itself.

This was just one of the points made by Sue Beck, Transition Bootcamp 2015 keynote speaker. It is also the reason that more than 400 people attended UC UCEDD’s (University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) November 6th event at Sharonville Convention Center.

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