Welcome Jon Maderia ~ UCP’s Director of Employment Services

It gives UCP great pleasure to announce that Jon Maderia has joined the UCP Eastern CT team! Jon started on October 27 and is the new Director of Employment Services.  Jon will be working out of the Quaker Hill Administrative office, so if you see a new face in the office, let him know that you are excited about him joining our team.  You can also call him at 860-443-3800 ext. 118 or send him an email jmaderia@ucpect.org.

Jon has a wealth of experience and knowledge providing employment supports to people with disabilities.  Previously Jon was the Director of the Employment Transition Center at the Arc of New London County where he worked to maximize each participant’s employment potential; coordinated job development; created internships with local businesses, and promoted skill building. He has worked with DDS supported individuals, BRS supported individuals, area high school students, and managed an agency micro-businesses.

Jon has built a great rapport with DDS case management, department supervisors, DDS and BRS contract management teams and has helped to secure appropriate L.O.N. funding to provide quality services.   As you can see, Jon’s experience fits in perfectly with our strategic objectives to deliver new and exciting opportunities for people with disabilities.  

We look forward to working with Jon to

  • Increase Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Help students with disabilities transition to competitive integrated employment.
  • Build inclusive communities by starting in the workplace.


UCP’s Paint Night Fundraiser

Join UCP and friends for a Paint Night Fundraiser on November 14, 2015 at 7pm until 9pm. Held at our Quaker Hill Day Program site at 42 Norwich Road (Rt. 32), we will also have baked goods and a basket raffle! It’s sure to be a Fabulous Time! 

Tickets are $35 and available on-line or at the door. First come, first serve!  Get your ticket today at (475)441-FUND (3863) or by calling (860)443-3800 x 111. Tickets can also be purchased by clicking on the flyer below (links to UCP’s paypal). Questions? Call 860.443.3800 x 111


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Shoreline Social Sports & Events teams up with UCP

Welcome to Shoreline Social Sports as a SILVER Level Sponsor for UCP’s Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K – we are so excited that you are joining us! 


Shoreline Social Sports and Events sponsorship


Please show your support to our sponsors by visiting them! Checkout their website at: http://www.shorelinesocialse.com/

UCP welcomes Yost Home Improvements as a sponsor!

UCP of Eastern CT would like to welcome Yost Home Improvements as a new Friends of UCP level Sponsor for the Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K on August 30th! We are excited to have you join us for our fun run. See you at the starting line! 


Yost sponsorship

Please take a moment to show your support for sponsors of UCP’s Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K by visiting their websites or showrooms @ http://yosthomeimprovements.com/

UCP adds Buffalo Wild Wings as Broadcast Sponsor

Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings for sponsoring UCP in our first ever Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K. We can’t wait to see you at the starting line on August 30th.

BWW sponsorship


Please take a second to thank our sponsors in person by visiting them on their websites or in person at http://www.buffalowildwings.com/

Thank you Road ID for your sponsorship!

Thank you to Road ID for being a UCP of Eastern CT Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K Course Sponsor! We are proud to work with you! 

RoadID sponsorship


Please show your support for our sponsors by checking out their website @ http://www.roadid.com/

Thank you Fusion Interactive Group!

Thank you sponsoring UCP of Eastern Connecticut’s Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K! We look forward to seeing you at the starting line. 

Fusion Interactive Group sponsorship


Take a moment to show your support for the sponsors of our Dash, Stroll & Roll to the Beach 5K by checking them out! 





Quaker Hill Day Program is entertained by Saxophone Santa

The participants in the Quaker Hill day program received the best gift ever today when they were visited by Saxophone Santa (aka Kevin McMahon.) He entertained us with christmas carols and jovial laughter!

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Santa will be returning to UCP for the Residential Program’s Holiday Party and he will be stopping in to visit with participants in the Old Saybrook day program. Thank you Saxophone Santa for stopping in. 

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UCP and United Way Campaign



United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT is a United Way agency! This means that you can designate a portion of your paycheck to UCP of Eastern CT through payroll deduction during the United Way campaign.  Even a little bit a week adds up to make real change in your community. 

Here’s How You Can Help:

1.  Invite a UCP representative to speak at your company’s United Way Campaign. We would love to share stories and photos of our participants and staff working together every day to live a life without limits.

2. Designate your United Way Gift to UCPECT! When you designate your United Way contributions to UCP, you are helping those with disabilities live life without limits!

Every little bit helps!

If your company doesn’t have a United Way campaign, call us now to find out about making your own designation. Call (860)443-3800 for more information.