How WorkAbility Began
What started as an idea became a reality for UCP of Southern Arizona (UCPSA). Vanessa Zuber, who had been a Habilitation manager, received feedback from families speaking about the lack of employment opportunities for their kids of transition age. Vanessa sought to set up a volunteer position for a client, on her case load, at the UCPSA office, which would ultimately turn into a paid position for the individual. Between the position at the UCPSA and feedback from families wanting a bridge program from high school to adulthood, this became the catalyst for the future WorkAbility program.
Vanessa and the WorkAbility team kicked off the Starting Line for Employment and new intakes on January 20th 2014 – Martin Luther King holiday. We felt that this day was apropos!