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.


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.

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.


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 directcourse@elsevier.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, 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.

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 nwrobel@palrx.com 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


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