UCP is proud to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2013 UCP Annual Conference:
Merz Pharmaceuticals is a specialty healthcare company that develops and commercializes innovative treatment solutions in aesthetics, dermatology and neurology in the U.S. and Canada. Our ambition is to become a recognized leader in the treatment of movement disorders, and in aesthetics and dermatology. Our future is promising, and we are committed to advancing new therapeutic options and improving patients’ lives. For more than 100 years, the development of our products has been based on Merz‘s commitment to providing innovative medical approaches that earn trust of patients, physicians and partners worldwide. Globally, the companies of Merz Pharma Group are focused on medications for treating neurological and psychiatric illnesses, and they have assumed a leading role in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. Founded in 1908, Merz Pharma Group is a privately owned company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit www.merzusa.com.
501(C) AGENCIES TRUST
A proud sponsor of the UCP Emerging Leaders Academy, 501(c) Agencies Trust is dedicated to supporting the current and future needs of all UCP Affiliates across the country. Since 1982, 501(c) Agencies Trust has freed up millions of dollars annually for nonprofit agencies – agencies that directly serve our nation’s neediest citizens. More than 1,500 agencies across the country – members of the Trust – benefit from the cost-saving unemployment program offered by the Trust. The money they save provides more programs, services and stafffor their community programs. As a preferred partner of UCP, 501(c) Agencies Trust invites all UCP Affiliates to perform an annual review of your existing unemployment program. For more information, visit www.501ctrust.org.
METLIFE CENTER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
The MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning is dedicated to helping families secure lifetime care and quality of life for their dependents with special needs. The Center’s mission is to help families plan for the future of their dependents with special needs, including preserving government benefits and providing insurance and other financial solutions which can help provide lifetime quality care. For more information, visit www.metlife.com/specialneeds.
CARF is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers and networks. Accreditation services are provided throughout the CARF family of organizations, which includes CARF International, CARF Canada, and CARF–CCAC. Founded in 1966, CARF has been enhancing the quality of services in employment and community services development through standards that reflect best practices and leadership in the field internationally. The CARF seal of accreditation signifies that a provider focuses on the needs of the person served and demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving service quality. More than 6,100 service providers have CARF-accredited programs available at more than 20,000 locations internationally. A provider earns accreditation by demonstrating conformance to CARF’s internationally recognized standards in the areas of employment and community services, child and youth services, medical rehabilitation, aging services, behavioral health, business and services management networks, continuing care communities, opioid treatment programs, and vision rehabilitation services. For more information, visit www.carf.org.
DIRECT COURSE: ONLINE CURRICULUM FOR LIFE IN COMMUNITY
The DirectCourse online curricula, including the College of Direct Support, College of Employment Services and College of Personal Care and Assistance, are designed to help those who support people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, including older adults, build more rewarding careers. The curricula has been developed through a collaboration between Elsevier and various nationally designated centers of excellence at prestigious universities, including the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living, the Institute for Community Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of California, San Francisco. It’s all powered by Elsevier Performance Manager: Core Development, a learning management system trusted by more than 1,500 organizations and 2.5 million learners worldwide. For more information, visit www.directcourseonline.com to view complete course descriptions, as well as request a demonstration. You can also call 888-526-8756 or e-mail email@example.com.
ABILITY Magazine is the leading magazine covering health, disability and human potential. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time- Warner. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on health, environmental protection, assistive technology, employment, sports, travel, universal design, mental health and much more. Our writers include MDs, PhDs, JDs, best-selling authors, U.S. Senators and advocates. Cover interviews consist of movie and TV celebrities, n\ business leaders, sports figures, presidents, First Ladies and more. For more information, visit www.abilitymazine.com.
AT&T is one of two new relay providers for the State of California. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have difficulty speaking, AT&T California Relay Service makes it convenient to communicate. For more information, please visit relayservices.att.com.
eVero Corporation partners with non-profit organizations assisting the developmentally disabled giving them the right tools to maximize efficiency by allowing them to streamline an individual’s long-term care process through accessing, managing and reporting data in real time. The eVero platform completely automates an agency’s workflow; from automatically capturing charges for all interactions with individuals, to keeping an agency in compliance with regulations, to giving management a real-time snapshot of where case managers and supervisors are with their documentation at any time. For more information, please visit www.evero.com
GILLETTE CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
Gillette, an independent, not-for-profit hospital and clinics, is internationally recognized for its work in the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults who have disabilities or complex medical needs, such as cerebral palsy, complex orthopedic conditions, craniofacial anomalies, neurologic conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and juvenile arthritis. Since 1897, Gillette has been at the forefront of medical treatment, technology, education, and research for children with disabilities. Gillette’s mission is to help children, adults, and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life. In 2012, Gillette joined the UCP affiliate network. For more information, visit www.gillettechildrens.org.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/nls.
Netsmart provides on-demand and traditional software solutions to automate key financial, clinical, management process solutions and electronic medical records. More than 21,000 organizations, including more than 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for millions of consumers each year. Providers can utilize Netsmart solutions to meet accountable care and all Stage 1 criteria for Meaningful Use of a ERH, avoiding the need to integrate solutions from multiple vendors. Netsmart’s Meaningful Use-related solutions include a Complete ARRA-Certified EHR, e-prescribing, connectivity to health information exchanges, consumer Web portal, and a platform to capture and share outcomes data. For more information, visit www.netsmart.com.
Pharmacy Alternatives is a comprehensive pharmacy dedicated to helping all people we serve achieve their highest level of independence. Our personal and compassionate approach translates into everything we do. We never forget that each individual is unique. We tailor our services to meet their specific needs.
A large majority of people touched by Pharmacy Alternatives services are the young, elderly and those with disabilities. Our commitment serves thousands of people across the United States, especially those individuals with I/DD, who live in foster care, assisted living, ICF/MRs, skilled pediatric facilities, group homes, supported-living or waiver homes. They may have diagnoses of mental retardation, acquired brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, autism or Alzheimer’s disease, among others. Our portfolio of services is designed to give them all the means and support to live productive lives. Pharmacy Alternative’s extensive quality assurance and best practice programs ensure high quality with measurable and quantifiable results. For more information regarding Pharmacy Alternatives Services, contact: Nanette Wrobel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-712-6578.
Scioto is the number one national provider of housing solutions for people with disabilities. Scioto partners with care providers to free up capital hidden in their existing residential properties, and assist with residential growth by purchasing or building homes specific to the needs of the individuals who will live there. Scioto frees your local managers from the disruption of managing community housing issues. As a result of these services, Scioto’s customers have more operating capital to invest into their organization. For more information, please contact Scioto at 1-800-930-2892 or at www.scioto.com.
Therap Services provides secure, cost-effective information, documentation and communications services tailored to the specific needs of service providers, health professionals, surveyors and family members to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The modules can be categorized under Individual Support, Staff Support and Billing and Attendance Support. Therap is used in more than 750 agencies across 45 States and is mandated in five states. Therap is the standard of best practice for quality improvement & service management through our web based documentation, communication and billing service. For further information and to request a Demo please visit our website at www.TherapServices.net