United Ability (formerly UCP of Greater Birmingham)https://www.unitedability.org
For almost 70 years, UNITED ABILITY (formerly UCP of Greater Birmingham) has served children and adults living with disabilities. Originally focused on individuals with cerebral palsy, UNITED ABILITY has evolved to meet the growing needs of our community and now serves people with ALL types of disabilities. UNITED ABILITY is unique in the state of Alabama, providing medicine, rehabilitation, and therapies to individuals from birth throughout their lifetimes. UNITED ABILITY programs include: - Early Intervention: Serving children age birth to 3 years, trained therapists travel to a child's home, daycare or other everyday environment to work with caregivers to teach strategies and therapies to assist with development and adaptation. - Hand in Hand Early Learning Program: Serving children age 6 weeks to 5 years, our inclusive day program allows children with and without disabilities to learn side by side. - Ability Clinic and Outpatient Therapy: Dr. Charlie Law - the only practicing physiatrist actively treating children and adults with disabilities in physical and rehabilitation medicine - is the Chief Medical Officer for our Clinic. Our well-regarded Outpatient Therapy Program offers Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services. - LINCPoint: Serving adults with disabilities age 21 and up, our adult day program not only teaches life skills and offers daily activities but also fosters a sense of community and independence for our participants. - United Ability Enterprises: Employing LINCPoint participants, employment opportunities such as Gone for Good secure document distruction allow our adults to earn a paycheck, if they wish, and directly embodies our mission of helping people with disabilities live full and meaningful lives. - United Ability Employment Services: By working with community employers, our Employment Service staff match employees with disabilities with placement opportunities, counsel employers in adapting jobs or workplaces to accommodate employees with disabilities, and assist with employee training to ensure longterm, meaningful employment for those placed by the service.