Family Member Testimonial
Employee Spotlight - Nubia Velazco
How did you get into this field?
"Back at Douglas High School, I would volunteer in the Special Education Department and I was able to experience a lot of joy while being around students with disabilities. I always wanted to become a teacher in a non-classroom environment and be able to teach the community with real life experiences and hands on practice. "
Why do you think employment is important for people with disabilities?
"Employment is important for people with disabilities just as much as it is for anyone else. There is nothing better than feeling independent and looking out for yourself, and employment is the first step to independence. I believe we all should have an equal opportunity to access all the benefits employment has to offer."
What do you do for fun?
"I really enjoy reading at coffee shops around town, I also like taking short road trips, when I can, to places close to Tucson."
"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.