United Day Activity Center was incorporated in Duluth as one of the first organizations in the state to offer out-of-home activities for children and adults with disabilities.
Changes in federal law mandated public education for all children, regardless of the nature of their disability or severity of need. Udac celebrated this change and began focusing more on adults. Our new name: United Developmental Achievement Center of Duluth, Inc ( UDAC).
Community integration became more and more popular, and services for people with disabilities began to move outside the confines of buildings and into communities. Udac began offering supported employment,
in which people with disabilities worked at community sites with the support of a job coach.
Udac continued to expand services, allowing clients more choices in employment and activities. This included developing a mailing business, which received national recognition for it’s innovation in providing employment. Udac became the organization’s legal name.
Udac is a thriving organization that continues to build on its experience and is expanding to serve a more diverse population of people with disabilities and other challenges.