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Family Member Testimonial
Employee Spotlight - DeeDee Skinner
How did you get into this field?
"I went to a Quaker School growing up and they helped build the foundation for my passion to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. I have worked in-home care, transition from High School to Work, and in Employment Services."
Why do you think employment is important for people with disabilities?
"Employment is the same for our clients as it is for you and I. Having a job increases independence...our clients improve the overall community by being out there in jobs and showing people that they are skilled, loyal, and extremely dependable."
What do you do for fun?
"I am a mom of 3 children (13, 19, 23 years old) so most time is spent with family and our dogs. I also enjoy playing guitar with my husband and I am a dedicated Philadelphia Sports Fan. Let's go Flyers!"
"We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to the WorkAbility Team at UCPSA for their dedication to our son, Nicolas. Over the last several months your team members have provided Nicolas with support, guidance, assistance and perseverance in learning the skills it took to research positions that met his individual employment goals. The WorkAbility Team did just that for Nicolas." Michelle Vetrano - Mom
UCP of Southern Arizona has been an affiliate of the national organization since 1962. UCPSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and support to individuals with all disabilities and the elderly. Up to 70% of the individuals served by UCPSA have a disability other than cerebral palsy. UCPSA has an administrative staff of about 35 people and about 440 direct care workers and job coaches, each of whom help people with disabilities and the elderly develop greater independence in their lives.
UCP of Southern Arizona strives to continually improve and build on its programs and services. With the continued support of generous donors, such as Circle K, and others. It's committed staff, the agency will continue to help people live life without limits.