United Ability Update- posted 6/1/2020

On May 22, Governor Kay Ivey issued an amended statewide Safer-at-Home order that will be in effect until 5:00 p.m. July 3.

Based on this information, United Ability’s Leadership has begun to reopen some additional programs and updated its timeline for the safe reopening of other on-site programs, however other programs will remain remote until it deemed safe to return to the United Ability campus.

United Ability program updates as of June 1:

  • Gone for Good resumed daily operations on May 4 and is providing recurring and one-time document purges services. Drop-off services have also resumed with new hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.- noon. (Social distance standards are enforced) For service information call 205.943.5252
  • Ability Clinic Medical Services is seeing more patients on-site and is accepting new patients. Telemedicine appointments will continue. To make an appointment with Dr. Charlie Law, call 205.944.3944
  • Ability Clinic Outpatient Therapy will reopen on June 8 and work within space and social distancing capacities and other guidelines. To make an appointment for Speech, Occupational, or Physical Therapy, please call 205.944.3944. Teletherapy will continue.
  • Employment Services continues to connect with businesses as they reopen to procure summer training sites and match job-seeking adults with potential employers. For more information, call 205.944.3979
  • Hand In Hand Early Learning Program reopened June 1  at a reduced capacity due to Jefferson County Department of Health guidelines requiring 12 or fewer children per classroom, for details call 205.944.3902.
  • LINCPoint Adult Day remains closed until at least June 30 per a mandate from The Alabama Department of Mental Health. United Ability will continue virtual teletherapy for Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy as well as virtual training, weekly telephone calls, and drive-by staff visits.

All remaining United Ability programs will continue to work remotely until further guidance is provided to dictate otherwise.

  • Hand In Hand Early Intervention
  • Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose
  • First Teacher Home Visiting Program
  • Hearts Respite

Please be assured of these things around any on-site activity:

➣ United Ability will adhere to state and local agency guidelines and requirements as related to the safe reopening of any program.

➣ United Ability is acquiring necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) to have available.

➣ United Ability has implemented stringent safety protocols, including frequent sanitizing of spaces, limited gatherings of people, and more to come.

Should you have questions, please email info@unitedability.org or call 205.944.3900 . We will respond as promptly as possible. Stay up to date on individual United Ability program operations and COVID-19 by visiting unitedability.org.

United Ability Day – it’s T-shirt Time

United Ability Day 2020, presented by Biotech Limb and Brace, is Friday, July 17.

Our community will unite by wearing this year’s shirt, as we ENABLE, EMPOWER, EDUCATE, and ENCOURAGE individuals with disabilities through our 10 programs and services.

Click here to order UAD shirts for you and your family. Please email David Barry or call 205.910.3832 for more information.

Journey of HOPE 2020, And the Honoree is…

Our United Ability Staff!  The staff’s dedication, passion, and perseverance have helped sustain United Ability during these incredibly difficult times. Mark your calendars now to attend virtually – from anywhere.

And, show your appreciation to the United Ability staff by becoming a sponsor. Click here for more information.

United Ability Update- posted 5/18/2020

Governor Kay Ivey recently issued an amended statewide Safer-at- Home order that will be in effect until 5:00 p.m. May 22. Based on this information, United Ability’s Leadership has updated its timeline for safely reopening programs.

Some programs have resumed limited on-site services adhering to strict CDC Guidelines, while other programs will remain remote until it deemed safe to return to the United Ability campus.

United Ability program updates as of May 18:

  • Gone for Good has resumed daily operations, providing recurring and one one-time document and e-waste pick-up. Drop-off services have also resumed with new hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.- noon. (Social distance standards are enforced) For service information call 205.943.5252
  • Ability Clinic Medical Services is seeing patients with essential needs or as requested by families. Telemedicine appointments will continue. To make an appointment with Dr. Charlie Law, call 205.944.3944
  • Ability Clinic Outpatient Therapy will reopen on June 8 and work within space and social distancing capacities and other guidelines. To make an appointment for Speech, Occupational, or Physical Therapy, please call 205.944.3944. Teletherapy will continue.
  • Employment Services is working with businesses as they reopen. The support needed for individuals to be placed and supported in the community has increased, and the staff is working, adhering to all guidelines provided by the business in which they are supporting the participant. For more information, call 205.944.3979
  • Hand In Hand Early Learning Program is moving towards a June 1 reopen date with a reduced 20% capacity due to Jefferson County Department of Health guidelines requiring 12 or fewer children per classroom, for details call 205.944.3902.
  • LINCPoint Adult Day remains closed until at least June 30 per a mandate from The Alabama Department of Mental Health. United Ability will continue virtual teletherapy for Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy as well as virtual training, weekly telephone calls, and drive-by staff visits.

All remaining United Ability programs will continue to work remotely until further guidance is provided to dictate otherwise.

  • Hand In Hand Early Intervention
  • Childcare Enhancement with a Purpose
  • First Teacher Home Visiting Program
  • Hearts Respite

Please be assured of these things around any on-site activity:

➣ United Ability will adhere to state and local agency guidelines and

requirements as related to the safe reopening of any program.

➣ United Ability is acquiring necessary PPE (personal protective equipment)

to have available.

➣ United Ability has implemented stringent safety protocols, including frequent

sanitizing of spaces, limited gatherings of people, and more to come.

Should you have questions, please email info@unitedability.org or call 205.944.3900 . We will respond as promptly as possible. Stay up to date on individual United Ability program operations and COVID-19 by visiting unitedability.org.

United Ability Update- posted 4/30/2020

United Ability Update- posted 4/10/2020

United Ability Update- posted 4/1/2020

United Ability Update- posted 3/19/2020

Program Updates- posted 3/17/2020

We will continue to monitor the most updated information as provided by the CDC and post updates regarding our program operations as listed below. Please email the program director with questions or for more details.

The Ability Clinic, Dr. Law and Outpatient Therapy will be adjusting our hours of operation and access of care for the upcoming week. If you are currently scheduled to see Dr. Law, or one of our outpatient therapists, we will contact you directly to discuss your needs and individualize your treatment plans. Contact: Nicole Odrezin, Director

Hand In Hand Early Learning Program is closed through March 31. Contact: Kim Braasch, Director

Adult Day Program is closed through March 31. Contact: Mary Roth, Director

The Employment Services Department, this includes Transition Services, Supported Employment, Project SEARCH, and Youth Employment will be working remotely while United Ability is closed. Our team will be answering phone calls and emails and we will reschedule any in person meetings once we reopen. Contact: Katie Dumais, Assistant Director

First Teacher Home Visiting is working to bring telephone conferencing to our enrolled families. Your Parent Educator will contact you. Contact: Susan Conwell, Director

Gone For Good is closed and unable to provide pick-up or drop-off services through March 31. Contact: Abe Bernstein, Director

Early Intervention (home and daycare visits) will not be provided until United Ability resumes normal operations. Families may call their service coordinator to request a phone call or videoconference with their provider. Contact: Nancy Gardner or call 205-944-3967

United Ability Update- posted 3/15/2020

COVID-19 Updates

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