August 2017 - In This Issue:
P.E.T.S. UCP's Innovative Transition Program
Good for School Districts AND Good for Students of All Abilities

Competitive employment provides something that is often more needed than a paycheck. It provides a purpose... and the satisfaction that comes with being a contributing member of society. Unfortunately, until now, meaningful employment has been out of reach for many students with special needs. UCP's Pre-Employment Transition Services (P.E.T.S.) aims to change that reality. 

First introduced in the 2016-17 school year, P.E.T.S. enjoyed a remarkable response from transition coordinators and district officials alike who have long been clamoring for such an offering. P.E.T.S. offers precisely the type of flexible approach and customized curriculum that meets the needs of students with a wide range of intellectual, emotional, or physical conditions or diagnoses. And it does it without even registering a blip on the school district's budget.

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Photos, Essays, and Drawings

The 2016-17 UCP/SchmidtKramer Expressions Contest once again saw students from across the midstate express themselves in writing and in pictures, in ways that touched us to the core. This year, 21 students from 11 different schools and one home school were judged to be winners in each grade level and category. Click here to see for yourself!
Help us maintain our Top-rated Nonprofit status

GreatNonprofits - a review site - is running their annual campaign to recognize highly reviewed nonprofits with their  2017 Top-Rated List . Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us?
To help us meet our goal, we are relying on reviews (personal testimonials and success stories) from UCP consumers, family members and other caregivers, volunteers, donors, and others who have an affinity for UCP Central PA. Won't you help us gather  at least 10 positive reviews before October 31st?

It only takes a few minutes to write a review -- just speak from the heart about your experience with us. Your story could help raise funds, recruit volunteers, and increase visibility for an organization that is making a difference in the lives of nearly 4,000 individuals with disabilities each year.  
Click  here  to get started!  
Upcoming Events

Family Fun Fair
Sunday, October 1
12:00 - 3:00PM
Capital Area Children's Center
Camp Hill
UCP Summer Picnic for Staff & Families
September 9
Capital Area Christian Church

It is the mission of UCP Central PA to assist infants, children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.