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Disability and Self-Acceptance

Jerry RobinsonJerry Robinson, UCP summer intern and Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University reflects on his early experiences as an individual with a disability and explains how the medical and social models of disability have helped shaped the self-acceptance in his life in UCP’s My Life Without Limits blog. Check it out!

How Well Does Your State Serve People with Disabilities?

Case for Inclusion LogoUnited Cerebral Palsy (UCP) released the 2015 Case for Inclusion today, an annual report and interactive website used to track state-by-state community living standards for Americans with disabilities. All 50 States and the District of Columbia (DC) are ranked each on a set of key indicators, including how people with disabilities live and participate in their communities, if they are satisfied with their lives, and how easily the services and supports they need are accessed. Also, the report digs into two critical issues facing people with disabilities and their families: waiting lists for services and support and transitioning from high school into adult life in the community. Since 2006, these rankings have enabled families, advocates, the media and policymakers to measure each state’s progress or lack thereof with hard data to help bolster advocacy. READ MORE on the Voices of UCP blog or explore the data and download the report at cfi.ucp.org.

A Study on How Couples Cope with a Child’s Chronic Illness

Arizona State University logoA research study out of Arizona State University is seeking couples who have a biological child with a chronic illness to participate in the analysis of how they cope with any associated stress. Any couples interested can fill out a screening survey (5 minutes to complete) to ensure they meet requirements, followed by an online survey (2o minutes to complete) about stress, coping strategies and their relationship. All participants can be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards! Couples interested can contact parentsdcresearch@gmail.com for more information. Please include both names and email addresses. IRB approval number: STUDY0002692