Journey of Hope benefitting United Ability

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.

See how a t-shirt can make a difference in Birmingham with families like the Paynes. Celebrate United Ability Day on May 17.

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Jason, Sophie and Morgan Payne wearing the 2019 United Ability Day t-shirt. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

I knew immediately that I was at the right house in Gardendale, when I saw Morgan Payne, proud mother of Sophie, standing in her driveway wearing her 2019 United Ability Day t-shirt.

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Move over Bo Jackson. Meet two-sport athlete Chris Biggins at United Ability’s abiliTEE on April 25

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United Ability’s Chris Biggins (in the center) readies for the abiliTEE on April 25. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Let me introduce Birmingham to the best two-sport athlete in town.

Meet United Ability Junior Board member Chris Biggins PGA Golf professional at the Country Club of Birmingham and potential Slalom, Super G and Downhill Skiing U.S. Paralympic participant.

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‘It’s Me!’ Four-year-old Claire Haynie, the face of the United Ability car tag campaign

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The Haynie family. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Pictures of four-year-old Claire Haynie holding up a United Ability car tag are being seen in and around Birmingham these days. It is on the United Ability website, in ads online, and yes, on a banner in front of United Ability, where Claire goes to school at Hand in Hand.

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United Ability and Smart Solutions team up to open doors and enrich lives for people with disabilities

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Kevin Braswell, Daniel Creech and Alyssa Scharf at United Ability’s LincPoint . Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Opening doors brings joy to United Ability’s Daniel Creech.

Each day, at the front desk of LINCPoint, home of United Ability’s Adult Day Program for Adults with disabilities, Daniel now opens doors and welcomes co-workers and visitors alike to the bustling enrichment center that serves daily hundreds of people.

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Inspirational glass Christmas ornaments re-discovered at United Ability are on sale

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Zach Woolley holding the handcrafted glass ornament modeled after him in 2005. Photo courtesy of United Ability

This fall, in the office of United Ability, the staff made a very special discovery. Tucked away in storage was a box of beautifully designed Christmas glass ornaments that were produced in 2005. (Learn how you can purchase one – HERE)

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United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations turns 70 years old

Photograph of the original building that housed Spastic Aid, which is now United Ability.  The building is where Top Golf  is located today. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Last week, United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations, celebrated its 70th birthday on August 30.

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Learn why the United Ability Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art Event on Thursday, August 23 is more than a party

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The Hudson family, Brad, Emily and April. Photo courtesy of Brad Hudson.

The upcoming United Ability Vino & Van Gogh fundraiser is one of the best events this summer in Birmingham. It is also the most important cause you can support to help families in need.

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United Ability’s Journey of Hope Gala on August 4, features America’s Got Talent star Mandy Harvey, Birmingham’s own Awesome Mary and much more

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Dr. Mark Cohen, this year’s United Ability Journey of Hope honoree. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Last month, Bham Now profiled the remarkable life of Dr. Mark Cohen, this year’s honoree at United Ability’s Journey of Hope Gala, to be held on August 4, at the Alys Stephens Center.

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A life-changing organization. Be a part of United Ability’s Journey of Hope Gala

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Left to right: Mark Cohen, Cedric Scott and Charles Hood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

It was a typical assignment. Interview Dr. Mark Cohen, this year’s honoree at United Ability’s Journey of Hope gala slated for August 4th at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

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Dorothy Levy celebrates her 106th birthday with United Ability, an organization she helped found

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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.

Yesterday, Dorothy Levy, one of the founders of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, celebrated her 106th birthday at United Ability’s LINCPoint Adult Day Program.

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5 things you need to know about United Ability’s abiliTEE Golf Classic on June 14 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

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Photo courtesy of United Ability.

Golf-lovers unite! If you love and play golf and want to “give back” to a life-changing organization in our community, this year join United Ability at their annual abiliTEE Golf Classic on June 14th, at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley Golf Course.

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