United Ability staff, Shep and Dr. Law. Photo courtesy of United Ability
Before the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide pandemic struck back in March, I loved attending fundraising events. There was one event that was permanently ‘circled’ on my social calendar.
United Ability’s Journey of HOPE. Continue reading “Celebrate United Ability’s Journey of HOPE at HOME all week and on August 29th. Here’s how.”
Teachers and staff at United Ability’s Hand In Hand. Photo courtesy of United Ability
This year’s United Ability
Journey of HOPE fundraising event will be extra special.
On August 29th,
United Ability, an organization that serves over 5,700 children and adults with disabilities, will be honoring their staff and paying tribute to the memory of Gary Edwards —Dr. E—the group’s beloved CEO for nearly 38 years. Continue reading “United Ability to honor staff and pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Gary Edwards at Journey of HOPE at home”
Garrett Powell on the left with Chris Biggins on the right and United Ability Hand in Hand students. Photo courtesy of United Ability
Homewood native Garrett Powell, former contestant on
Season 15 of The Bachelorette, wants YOU to buy a t-shirt. Why? Continue reading “Garrett Powell from the Bachelorette wants you to order United Ability Day t-shirts today”
Dr. Gary Edwards (in the white shirt) celebrating the 70th anniversary of United Ability with the adults at our LINCPoint Adult Day Program. Photo courtesy of United Ability
Yesterday, United Ability announced the passing of Dr. Gary Edwards, their beloved Chief Executive Officer for nearly 38 years.
Continue reading “Birmingham mourns passing of longtime United Ability CEO Gary Edwards”
NaTasha Garrett and her daughter Leah wearing this year’s United Ability Day t-shirt. Photo courtesy of NaTasha Garrett
On NaTasha Garrett’s worst days, when she needs strength, she looks at her daughter Leah, who cannot speak or crawl, and has a genetic disorder so rare there isn’t a name for it.
Continue reading “Celebrate United Ability Day with Leah and her family on July 17”
Photo montage courtesy of United Ability
When the COVID-19 crisis started to grow nationwide, and schools, medical offices, and stores began to close, the first organization I thought about was
United Ability here in Birmingham. Continue reading “See how United Ability continues to teach, care and love during the COVID-19 crisis”
Dads of Kids with Special Needs at Dread River. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
On the first Tuesday of every month, at 6:00 pm, 10 to 15 dads meet up at a local Birmingham area restaurant. They have one thing in common.
Continue reading “Band of brothers: Birmingham’s Dads of Kids with Special Needs group celebrates first year”
United Ability’s Alyssa Scharf, Stacy Fredrick and Rebekah Waldrum working with a communication device and Amazon Echo Dot. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
“Alexa, lights on”
Those three words are life-changing for people who cannot communicate or have mobility issues, according to speech-language pathologists
Alyssa Scharf and Rebekah Waldrum at United Ability.
Continue reading “Alexa, lights on. See how Amazon’s Echo Dot is changing lives at United Ability”
She meeting America’s Got Talent finalist Brian King Joseph at the 2019 Journey of Hope. Photo from United Ability’s Facebook page
I’ve got to admit it. I’m hooked.
Continue reading “Be inspired: Six 2019 United Ability stories to make you smile”
United Ability superheroes at Hand in Hand. Photo from Kati Maddox
Every year, United Ability holds its
Champions Campaign, a year-end fundraiser that supports the Hand In Hand Early Learning program for children 6 weeks up to 5 years of age, living with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, and other lifelong challenges.
Continue reading “Meet Shep. One of United Ability’s superheroes leading their Champions Campaign in Birmingham”
Dorothy Levy helped found United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability. She turns 106 years old on June 16, 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.
Dorothy Levy, founder of United Ability, passed away earlier this week at 107.
Continue reading “Beloved United Ability founder Dorothy Levy has passed away at 107”
United Ability’s Gone for Good. Photo courtesy of United Ability
At 3.3%, Alabama’s unemployment rate is at one of its historic lows.
Continue reading “1,105 individuals with disabilities found employment through United Ability. Yet, the unemployment rate remains high”
The staff of United Ability’s Gone for Good. Abe Bernstein is in the blue shirt in the center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Several years ago, Abe Bernstein and his wife toured
United Ability. A few weeks afterward, he was asked to interview for the Director of Enterprises position, even though he was not looking for a job. After the interview, United Ability gave him the opportunity to join their team.
Continue reading “United Ability employs over 70 people with disabilities in Birmingham. Find out how they do it.”
Lucas Teske at United Ability. Photo courtesy of Amy Teske
United Ability’s Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art fundraiser is more than a party for event co-chair Amy Teske. It is an opportunity to give back and say thanks to a special organization.
Continue reading “More than a party: United Ability’s Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art event on August 22 is life-changing. Tickets limited.”
Our annual Journey of Hope supports the advancement of medicine, technology, and therapies for people living with disabilities. Spend an evening getting to know United Ability as we follow the journeys of families whose lives have been forever changed through our programs. Enjoy an exciting performance by America’s Got Talent finalist Brian King Joseph, The King of Violin.