FALL PREVIEW: Portland, OR. United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington (​UCP) will honor business leaders committed to employing Oregonians who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supporters are gearing up for a special recognition happy hour for employers who have excelled in diversifying their workplaces in partnership with Employment Solutions. The AbilityAware happy hour will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 to 6:30 at the Portland Armory: 128 NW 11th Ave.

Click here for a link to tickets!

Here are some photos from last year’s event:

Ian Jaquiss, Interim ADA Coordinator, OHSU speaks at the UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Greg Sutliff, Director at The Street Trust, receives Employer of the Year award at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Greg Sutliff, The Street Trust and Riikka Salonen, OHSU

Guests at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Guests at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Here’s a link to tickets:https://www.ucpaorwa.org/abilityawarehappyhour

From UCP Oregon:

UCP Oregon began in 1955 by supporting adults who experienced cerebral palsy. But today we do so much more than that! ​We assist adults and kids of all ages, who experience all kinds of developmental disabilities.

About Employment Solutions:

Employment Solutions is a service of UCP Oregon and has been connecting businesses with qualified candidates since its inception in 2006. Candidates are vetted to determine their best job match and supports are put into place to ensure employment success. Employment Solutions partners with hundreds of businesses in Portland, Clackamas, WA County and Hood River to increase diversity, productivity and profitability for local businesses. Some of the benefits of partnering with Employment Solutions are no-cost, on-site coaching, assistance with accommodations, and consultation on topics such as ADA compliance and filing tax credits. Our experienced team customizes the level of supports based on the needs of each business.​

About AbilityAware:

An AbilityAware employer is a community-focused business, committed to advancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and in turn cultivating a strong local economy. Employers have earned this designation and can proudly display the AbilityAware plaque and signage in their workplace. ​​Learn more about being an AbilityAware employer here.