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Board Member Spotlight: Pat Desiderio

May 29, 2024

Pat Desiderio has served on the UCP-Center for Disability Services Board of Directors for 45 years. She began her board service in October of 1977, took 2 years off in the 90s, and continues to serve on the board today. Pat says she initially became […]

Staff Spotlight: Carla

May 15, 2024

Carla works with our Community Day Service program as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). A few fun facts about Carla, she can write both right and left handed, and wanted to be an actor when she was growing up. Carla started working with UCP-Center for […]

April Newsletter

May 6, 2024

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Staff Spotlight: Caroline

May 1, 2024

Caroline works with our Therapeutic Day School students as a Paraprofessional. A paraprofessional’s primary role is to provide instructional support and non-instructional services to students who may require individualized support to reach their full potential. Caroline has been with UCP-Center for Disability Services for 43 […]

Read our March Newsletter

April 18, 2024

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa

April 17, 2024

Melissa works with our Community Day Service program participants as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). One of the main tasks of a DSP is to provide support and to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their full potential. DSPs wear many hats as […]

United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services announces new Executive Director to begin duties on Sept. 11

September 11, 2023

Brian Patel brings more than 20 years of social services experience to the agency JOLIET – The Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services has announced Brian Patel will join the agency as the Executive Director on September 11. Patel has more […]

Joliet Big Wheel fundraiser let bikers ‘be a kid again’

July 23, 2023

Team Adler racing for Joliet West pose with their 1st place plaque and trophy after the Great American Big Wheel Race on July 2, 2023. (Gary E Duncan Sr) UCP-Disability Services in Joliet hosted its 3rd fundraising event By Denise M. Baran-Unland Before a Joliet Big […]

Third Annual Great American Big Wheel Race Set For Saturday, July 22 at Joliet Memorial Stadium

June 1, 2023

Register a Team today and compete for cash prizes JOLIET – There is still time to register a team for the third annual Great American Big Wheel Race scheduled for Sat. July 22 at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Each five-person team has the opportunity to win […]

United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services names 2022 winner of Melvin J. Larson award

October 7, 2022

Annual award recognizes outstanding volunteerism to the agency JOLIET – At its annual corporate meeting, United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services honored Sue Treharne with the Melvin J. Larson award in recognition of her continued service to the agency. “It is such an honor to […]

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