Amazon Donates When You Shop!
Did you know that your shopping on Amazon can make a difference? Amazon donates to United Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County Inc. when you shop their site at smile.amazon.com Prices are the same as Amazon. Just pick United Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County as the organization you wish to help.
Thank you for supporting Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County!
Staff Recognition Awards Announced
Two staff members of our agency were recognized at the Cerebral Palsy of New York State Annual conference in Saratoga Springs Tuesday, October 16. Congratulations to Brenda and Samantha!
Award Winning Wraparound Community Services Program
Our Wraparound Community Services program was awarded Program Innovation Award for 2018 at the Cerebral Palsy of New York State Annual Conference this evening.The Award is to recognize an affiliate of CP of NYS that has provided an exemplary program to individuals with disabilities that has enhanced the independence and self-esteem of its participants and which serves as a model to be replicated across the State. Take a look at the program video!
School Picture Day!
October 4th at Tuytenbridge Road
Photos by ShutterBug Studios
Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week – September 9 – 15, 2018
September 9 – 15 is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week – we are so thankful for all Direct Support Professionals and the work they do each and every day!
Kingston Children’s Parade! Take a Look!
Our school recently participated in the Kingston Children’s Day Parade. Check out the video and the great photos!
View our Wraparound Community Services Video
Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County Announces New Board President
Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, a nonprofit organization providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities for over 60 years, announces a new Board President, 1st Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the 2015-2016 term of office.
Julie H. Krieger was appointed as President of the Board of Directors. Ms. Krieger is currently the Administrative Vice President & Group Manager of the Middle Market Commercial Banking Division for M&T Bank in the Hudson Valley, and is a graduate of Marist College.
Joe Beichert, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Timely Signs, Inc., was elected 1st Vice President of the Board, and will also serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Donna Rocap, Associate Dean of Administration at Dutchess Community College, was elected Treasurer of the Board, and will also serve as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Howard Whitaker, a retired employee of IBM, was elected Secretary of the Board.
Donald Holzhammer, Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual Life, retired as President of the Board after holding that position for 15 years. He will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.
Education Program hosted a Science Invention Fair
Our Education Program hosted a Science Invention Fair on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The students of CRC celebrated National Inventor’s Day by creating exhibits that honored existing inventions and creating brand new inventions that would improve our world.
In accordance with New York State’s Common Core learning standards, the classes planned, devised and created a number of inventions including a cup that would not tip over, robots that could read stories, write in journals, play baseball and play games. Alyse Nappo’s class invented their own toothbrush which would include a toothpaste cartridge. “We invented a new toothbrush because many of our students are working on improving their self help skills and oral hygiene. February is also National Dental Health Month, so this made our invention meaningful and relevant to our students” stated Mrs. Nappo.
Another class grew seeds into plants using a variety of growing methods. The class discovered using the polymer stuffing from a baby diaper, combined with dirt created the best growing environment. They also shared information on horticultural inventors in history. “The science invention fair was a great opportunity for students to collaborate with one another and show others that despite various disabilities, the students are capable of accessing and succeeding with common core learning standards” stated teachers Amber Dominowski and Erica Gratzel. The classes also looked at inventions we use and enjoy everyday including pizza, which they discovered was first created in 1830 in Naples, Italy. To incorporate Black History Month, there was also a special display dedicated to African American Inventors.