Work To Walk Virginia Lake Event

 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE that came out to support United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada’s “Work to Walk” event at  Virginia Lake. We appreciate your love and support!

 

We're live from the #steptember #workwalk! http://bit.ly/2sBhxpl

Posted by United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

It isn’t too late to sign up for STEPtember!

Wednesday Work Walk

 

Grab your sneakers and co-workers and spend your lunch break walking a few laps around Virgina Lake to raise awareness for United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada.

Meet us at the playground!

Virginia Lake 
1980 Lakeside Dr.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
11am-12pm

Sparks City Councilman Donald Abbott is Walking for STEPtember

Are you up for the challenge of taking 10,000 steps a day for a great cause? Sparks City Councilman Donald Abbott is!

 

Are you up for the challenge of taking 10,000 steps a day for a great cause? Sparks City Councilman Donald Abbott is! The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation does ground breaking research to help treat, prevent, and ultimately fine a cure for cerebral palsy.To make a one-time donation, just click here: https://stept.io/zurUg0p. To learn more visit http://www.cparf.org. Oscar Delgado City of Reno Government #sparksproud #steptember United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada

Posted by City of Sparks, Nevada Government on Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Check out our Facebook Page for all the current videos and updates from STEPtember!

 

 

City of Sparks STEPtember Proclamation

 

Sparks City Council proclaimed the month of September as “STEPtember,” challenging the City of Sparks to participate with millions of people nationwide in taking 10,000 steps each day to raise awareness and money for United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada.

Are you ready for the challenge?

 

We're live from City of Sparks, Nevada Government as they proclaim September as #steptember! w/ Donald Abbott

Posted by United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada on Monday, September 11, 2017

 

Click HERE to sign up your team today and to learn more about STEPtember!

STEPtember–Join NOW to help raise money and awareness

September is STEPtember in the Cerebral Palsy world. This month is dedicated to bringing awareness to Cerebral Palsy and to help raise money.

 

Monica Elsbrock, United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada’s CEO, talks with Fox News about the importance of STEPtember and how awareness brings acceptance and jobs to adults with disabilities in Northern Nevada.

Learn more about STEPtember today!

THRIVE Graduation

 

United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada hosted the FIRST Conductive Education Camp in Reno in July. Five weeks, five days a week, 6 hours a day–Six children with Cerebral Palsy and their parents attended this intensive therapy program. With a specialized therapist brought in from Hungary, these children were able to work intensively on eating, sitting, standing and walking.

 

Follow Kerri Russel, as she documents the graduation achievements of these children.

 

Voyager–Benefits of Hiring a Person with Disabilities

 

Randall Mack, Voyager Employment Services Manager,  talks about the benefits of hiring a person with disabilities.

 

Employees for hire

A quick message from Randall Mack of United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada on the benefits of hiring a person with a disabilitiy. #LifeWithoutLimits

Posted by United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

 

Voyager has placed more than 50 individuals with disabilities in competitive employment throughout Northern Nevada this year. To learn more, email rmack@ucpnv.org.

Inspiring More Companies in Nevada To Hire People With Disabilities

KTVN Channel 2 – Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Getting a job can be a tough task, especially if you have a disability. Michael Amerson works for Hodell-Natco Industries in Sparks filling boxes with supplies. He says working for the company feels like home. Hodell-Natco Industries is the first company to partner with United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada ‘s job training program on a larger scale. Out of about 90 people in the program, right now, only 20 of them have jobs and most are hired one at a time.

“It’s hard to place them because there is such a stigma,” said Kathy Roller of the UCPNV.

Oftentimes, however, with just a few minor accommodations, they can do the same things as everyone else. Three months later and these new hires got the company caught up on inventory. They really haven’t had any hiccups besides having to switch boxes because they were too heavy at first.
Management says you could not ask for better attitudes. Coming to work makes them happy.

“They’re far more capable than we anticipated and need less supervision than we thought,” said sales manger Kevin Hartman.

They work a couple hours a day at the warehouse and then spend the remainder of their day in training or at the organization’s thrift store in Sparks.
They’re building relationships and confidence everyday.

“They my buddies, my friends,” said Jack, one of the trainees.

They only work about 12 hours a week now but will keep training, hoping to move up in the company.

“If it wasn’t for UCPNV or my group home, I wouldn’t even know where I would be for the next 20 years,” said Trainee Michael Amerson.

Thanks to Hodell-Natco and the UCPNV, he now has something to look forward too.

If you know of any openings, you can give the UCPNV a call at 322-6555.