“UCP of the North Bay would like to reassure our participants, family members, and the community that we are doing everything possible to stay socially connected by providing online training and education programs that support the continued health and well-being of the children and adults that we serve.”

Our UCP of the North Bay Outreach Program has completed a survey of our participants that is being compiled and reviewed with the results available next week.  The questions in the survey included: (1) is the participant ready to return to program, (2) if no, what is the reason, and (3) if yes, what transportation do they intend to use.  The results of the survey will be used for re-entry planning purposes.

We are also beginning the process of creating individualized programs for each of our participants based on their selection of online classes, daily assessments of their health and well-being, and expressed needs and interests.  Our goal is to create as much structure as possible for continued distance learning and engagement, especially with the uncertainty of reopening.

For the shortened holiday week of July 2 through July 8, we presented 74 online classes with a total attendance of 1,600 averaging 22 participants per class.  Our combined enrollment at Gone for Good, WineBev Services, OADS, and Senior Program has increased from 257 the week of April 9-15 to 260 the week of July 2-8. We are encouraged by the continued engagement of our participants.

We had 74% of our participants join classes the week of July 2 through July 8.  From the testimonials that we have received, families and caregivers are very supportive of our Outreach Program that includes daily phone contacts and online classes.  One parent told us that her son “looks forward to classes and communicating with his friends and staff members every day.  He likes Astronomy, Agriculture, Desserts, Cooking, and his favorite classes are National Parks and Endangered Species.”

70% of our participants joined classes this past week and we had two participants join classes for the first time.  OADS celebrated Independence Day with a special screening of the musical “Hamilton” in one of our online classes.  We had another concert by a volunteer violinist who played selections from “The Sound of Music.”

One of our new classes is a required training for our National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) certification.  Our online classes are averaging 28 participants and they are helping to develop work and social skills.  We are starting a Career Exploration: Web Development and HTML class.  The online course will teach basic web development and software writing skills.  Our 4th Family Night Meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m.  The online meeting will emanate from Gone for Good and include a live tour showing how we have prepared the facility for the eventual re-entry of our participants.  The tour will focus on physical distance changes that address health and safety guidelines.

We had 52% of our participants involved in Zoom classes last week.  Many care providers have expressed to us that their residents like the social connection that our classes provide.  They also appreciate the respite it provides their staff members while their residents are engaged in classes.

Supported Employment had four crews return to work in the community including Mobile Landscaping, Petaluma Recycling Center, Rohnert Park Public Parks, and Friedman’s Hardware.  The businesses where they work have been very welcoming.  Job Coaches are continuing to meet with participants at their place of employment. Individuals interested in Supported Employment should contact Tony Montoya, Supported Employment Manager, at 707-763-9807.

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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Let’s celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚
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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Lets celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚

World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: worldcpday.org/
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World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: https://worldcpday.org/
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Jen Whalen, Director
Steve Gatlin, Manager
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