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Steptember is HERE!

STEPtember has started!  Steptember is an interactive, completely online-based health and wellness event, with the money you raise going to help people with disabilities and their families. The goal is simple: 10,000 steps a day. Almost any activity can be converted into steps. And the ways to fundraise are endless! You can get your family, co-workers, and your community involved by sponsoring you as step your way to your 10,000 step goal. Get out there and get stepping! Even if you haven’t received your pedometer yet, you can still log your steps (using your own pedometer or smartphone) on our interactive website at www.steptember.us.

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Haven’t registered yet? You still can! Log on to steptember.us to form your team. Just note that you won’t be getting your pedometer just yet, so hang tight! We’ll get it to you! And if you can’t participate this year, we understand. You can still make a donation to UCP through the Steptember website here.

Pretty awesome, right? Just think of how great you’ll feel from getting active! And what’s even better? Every single step you take is helping to provide vital services and support through UCP, helping both children and adults with disabilities and their families.

From all of us here at UCP, Thank YOU for stepping up this Steptember! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there and get steppin’!

Help UCP Celebrate Grandparent’s Day!

UCP Grandparent's Day ImageLimited Time Offer: Honor the grandparent in your life with a gift to UCP by September 8 and a personalized tribute card from UCP will arrive on their special day, September 13. Use the hashtag #grandparentsday to share a photo or story about a grandparent you know who made a difference in the life of a person with a disability. Tag @UCPNational and your story might be featured on our blog on Grandparent’s Day on September 13.

Toys”R”Us Guide Offers #ToysforAll

Toys "R" Us Toy Guide Cover with Nick LacheyOn Wednesday, Toys”R”Us® released of the 2015 Toys”R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. This annual, complimentary publication is available now in Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us® stores nationwide and online, in both English and Spanish, at Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled. The Guide showcases specially selected toys that aid in the skill development of children who have physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. Over the years, Toys”R”Us has worked with many celebrities who have served as the ”face” of the Guide. This year’s cover features Nick Lachey, father of two, philanthropist, multi-platinum recording artist and television personality.

Because all kids are unique, regardless of ability, toys are not categorized by disability or by age. Instead, symbols are assigned based on different skills, such as Auditory, Language, Social, Creativity and more. There is also an easy-to-use toy selection index that sorts toys according to the skills they help develop, so parents can quickly find playthings that most benefit their child’s growth and learning.

Join Toys “R” Us and UCP on Twitter on August 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a live Twitter chat about the toys featured in this year’s Guide. Use the hashtag #ToysforAll to participate.