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To advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with
cerebral palsy and other disabilities
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Camille Schramm, Director of Development & Public Relations at UCP of Long Island, Paul D'Airo and Stephen H. Friedman, President & CEO of UCP of Long Island

Camille Schramm, Director of Development & Public Relations at UCP of Long Island, Paul D'Airo and Stephen H. Friedman, President & CEO of UCP of Long Island

Paul D'Airo, a client of The Employment Connection, shared his touching story about how the program helped him develop self-confidence and find valuable employment at the Life Without Limits Gala, honoring Kevin M. O'Connor, President & CEO of Bridgehampton National Bank on October 27th. He was recently presented with a special plaque for his hard work and resilience.

Paul suffered from depression for many years because he felt that no one understood him due to his disability. After graduating from high school, he worked at various jobs where he felt stagnant and unmotivated.

Paul became a client of The Employment Connection in 2006. The Employment Connection provided him with career counseling, helped him revamp his resume, improve his interview skills and find jobs based on his specific skills and interests.

In 2013, Paul started UCP’s Community Habilitation Program to work on life skills. He learned how to pay his bills, how to budget his money and even cook. The program helped him gain a positive outlook on life and built his self-esteem.

He is now at a job he loves, receiving numerous recognition as Employee of the Month and Star of the Year.

He has dreams of becoming a mentor to children with disabilities. "I am so grateful to The Employment Connection and UCP for all that they have done for me," Paul said. "They helped me become a man that I am proud of."

For information on the Employment Connection Mobile Training & Education Center please click here.

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