The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other legislation, and the efforts of many disability organizations have facilitated improvement in accessibility in buildings, increased access to education, open employment opportunities, and have developed realistic portrayals of persons with disabilities. But, more progress remains to be made. Many people still view persons with disabilities as individuals to be pitied, feared, or ignored. These attitudes may arise from discomfort with individuals perceived to be different, or simply from a lack of information. UCP encourages you to review these suggestions on relating and communicating with and about people with disabilities and implement it in your interactions with and about people with disabilities.
- Anita Porco, Chair
- Rick Fleetwood, Vice Chair
- Mary Ann Greenawalt, Treasurer
- Mark R. Lezotte, Esq., Secretary
- Stephen Bennett, President and CEO
UCP's Chief Executive Officer