Analysis reveals regional variance in inclusion rates
U.S. Department of Education data show that on average about 37% of students with autism spend at least 80% of the school day in inclusive settings, according to a recent study. However, data show inclusion rates vary by state, with students in western states more likely to attend general-education classes. Disability Scoop
Mo. students prepare, serve casserole dishes to homeless
Students in Florissant, Mo., are addressing hunger in their community as they work together to help feed the homeless. The volunteers, who all have disabilities of their own, meet monthly to prepare enchilada casserole dishes and sometimes shop for the ingredients together. "A lot of time at this school, they focus on the things the students can't do. I wanted to do something that would empower them," said Sonja Conley, a social worker who started the casserole program. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
UCP is part of the Combined Federal Campaign
United Cerebral Palsy is proud to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign this year to allow federal employees and others the opportunity to donate to their favorite causes through their workplace. The CFC and workplace-giving programs make it easy to donate to good causes such as UCP by simply designating CFC#88763 on your workplace-giving form or donating here. When you make a gift to UCP through the CFC campaign or workplace giving, you are helping the more than 176,000 people with disabilities and their families we serve every day.
Are you ready to step up?
The STEPtember Challenge officially kicked off Sept. 3 with thousands of participants working hard to take 10,000 steps a day -- every day -- throughout the month to get active and raise money for United Cerebral Palsy. Even if you're not participating in the challenge, you still have a chance to step up by donating to UCP's national team today. Find out more about the challenge and track our progress on www.steptember.us.
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