As a teenager, looking like your peers is an important part of life, but for those who live with a chronic disability, the compliments on their fashion statements can take on an even greater importance. Many young people who have a disability, spend years (or perhaps a lifetime) trying to find adaptive clothing and a way to pay for it in order to maintain their independence and acceptance. Read More
For an organization that serves over 400 of the most developmentally challenged residents on the Eastern Shore, including Kent and Talbot County, United Needs & Abilities continues to struggle with name recognition. That might be partly due to UNA’s name change in three years ago when it decided that the Epilepsy Association of the Eastern Shore was far to limited in defining their work, but it also may be the result of the stigma that comes when serving those with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, autism, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy and other mental and physical impairments. Read More
Celebrating 30 years honoring volunteers, the Maryland You are Beautiful Program generates enormous state pride by recognizing thousands of unsung heroes who make Maryland a better place to live, work, and visit. Every year, hundreds of people from all over the State nominate friends and community members for their outstanding volunteer efforts. These selfless individuals have touched many lives, ultimately improving the quality of life for all of our citizens. Read More
At the United Needs & Abilities annual award dinner and gala, consumers with developmental disabilities were honored for their achievements over the past year. Each individual received a certificate of achievement. Additionally, a brick engraved with their name will be placed in the UNA Legacy Walk in honor of them. Read More
Silvia Stewart credits her mother’s influence in raising her with the mentality that she can do anything if she just tried. Born with cerebral palsy and later in life, developing degenerative joint disorder, it hasn’t been easy. Though she has speech and muscle coordination challenges her positive outlook on life shines through. Read More
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