Title: UCP | About UCP Descriptive info: sub-navigation.. body.. sidebar.. Your position :.. Home.. >.. Return to :.. History.. Programs Initiatives.. Board of Trustees.. National Staff.. ABLE.. Celebrity Ambassadors.. Emerging Leaders.. Industry Partners.. Financial Information.. Annual Reports.. Volunteer at UCP.. Jobs at UCP.. Contact UCP.. Image Credits.. Sitemap.. About United Cerebral Palsy.. Mission:.. To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.. UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day one person at a time, one family at a time.. UCP works to enact real change to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society.. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond.. It s a civil rights movement.. The UCP network has helped millions of people live life without ... for people with disabilities.. We re committed to change and progress for adults and children with disabilities, whether it is a disability evidenced from birth, the result of an accident, or as a consequence of aging.. UCP local service providers, known as affiliates, provide services and support on a community-by-community basis, serving the unique needs of people with disabilities in their region.. More than 65% of people served by UCP have disabilities other than cerebral palsy, including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury (TBI).. UCP provides an online resource and community, My Child Without Limits, for parents and caregivers to exchange information and to help young children with any developmental disability or delay, start achieving a life without limits at an early age.. It s about today and tomorrow.. By harnessing innovation from adaptive technologies to the ingenuity and pioneering spirit of our affiliates we are advancing independence and productivity for people with disabilities.. We strive to build a better world for tomorrow, today.. The backbone of UCP is the services provided by our affiliates, including housing, therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention programs, individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community living, state and local referrals, employment assistance and advocacy.. Moving forward, we will continue to advance independence by making cutting edge, life changing technologies accessible and affordable.. pdf.. UCP Fact Sheet.. Updated 6/19/12.. Download file..
Title: UCP | Resources Descriptive info: One-Stop Resource Guide.. Find Local Resources.. Education.. Employment.. Assistive Technology.. Parents and Families.. Health and Wellness.. Travel/Transportation.. Housing.. Research and Statistics.. Disability Etiquette.. International Resources.. Contact I R.. From the Medical Director's Desk.. Ask UCP: A Disability Resource Blog.. United Cerebral Palsy's (UCP) knowledge of disability issues has been accruing for more than sixty years.. Connecting individuals and families with the resources and services they need helps fulfill UCP's mission of advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities.. Our.. One Stop Resource Guide.. helps ... on a variety of topics.. Visit.. My Child Without Limits.. for information and resources for families of children ages 0-5 with with developmental delays or disabilities and check out the.. My Child Without Limits Support Community.. to connect with other families of young children with disabilities.. UCP does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the referenced organizations or their views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy of the information contained on external links, but offers this further information as a service to our visitors..
Title: UCP | Public Policy Descriptive info: Action Alerts Updates.. Faces of Medicaid.. The Case for Inclusion.. Legislative Agenda.. Landmark Legislation.. Policy Achievements.. Innovative Projects.. Resources Publications.. For people with a spectrum of disabilities, the civil rights movement is not over!.. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) was founded in 1949, when parents of children with cerebral palsy came together looking for help, answers and information.. The spirit of that watershed moment has permeated UCP s policy efforts from the organization s inception.. Since its founding, UCP has been a voice for issues important to people with disabilities.. In ... of people with disabilities from institutional living nationwide.. Not only did UCP shine a light on this injustice, its affiliate network created new housing and support solutions to ensure greater independence and full citizenship for people with disabilities.. That combination of advocacy, strategic policy direction and providing services that maximize independence is the hallmark of UCP s efforts to this day.. We re still pushing for civil rights protections and public policies that ensure fair and full citizenship for people with a spectrum of disabilities.. We hope you ll join us!..
Title: UCP | Affiliate Network Descriptive info: Find A UCP Near You.. Affiliate Mission Moments.. Join the UCP Network.. Benefits of Affiliation.. Mission Driven Business.. Earn Money for your Affiliate.. Affiliate Events.. UCP Affiliates provide services such as housing, physical therapy, assistive technology training, early intervention services, individual and family support, social and recreational programs, community living, state and local referrals, employment, employment assistance and advocacy.. If there is no UCP affiliate in your area and you would welcome the services provided by our affiliates, please refer us to an ... supports the UCP mission.. Provide a range of services for people with disabilities, including Information Referral and Advocacy.. Realize the benefit of using the United Cerebral Palsy name and brand in your community.. Establish a Board of Directors that supports affiliation with a national organization.. Have a business plan to identify key service or program areas and a budget to support the services.. Identify funding streams that would support the operations; have sufficient upfront capital to fund agency expenses for at least six months..
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Title: UCP | Search for Descriptive info: Search: "esc_raw".. In current site.. In all UCP sites.. 368 results were found.. Oral Health The oral health problems of individ.. http://ucp.. org/resources/health-and-wellness/wellness/oral-health.. Transition Transition refers to the time when y.. org/resources/education/transition.. Physical Activity Individuals with disabilities.. org/resources/health-and-wellness/wellness/physical-activity.. Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8.. The National Association for the Education of.. org/aBlog/148.. Landmark Legislation The civil rights movement.. org/public-policy/landmark-legislation.. Policy Achievements ... Lauren Cozzi: 202-973-7114, LCozzi@u.. org/aBlog/150.. Faces of Medicaid Americans with Disabilities &.. org/public-policy/faces-of-medicaid.. Innovative and Informative Projects UCP regular.. org/public-policy/innovative-projects.. Other Helpful Resources ADA Guidelines for Acce.. org/resources/health-and-wellness/health-care.. First Page.. Previous Page.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 31.. 32.. 33.. 34.. 35.. 36.. 37.. Next Page.. Last Page..
Title: UCP | History Descriptive info: History of UCP.. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) may be one of the largest health nonprofits in the U.. S.. today, but that was not the case in 1949.. In the 1940s, there were not many options for families of and people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.. Faced with fear and a lack of understanding by both the medical community and the general public, individuals with a disability were relegated to second-class status.. Medical professionals frequently urged parents to warehouse their children in institutions where they lived out their lives, segregated from the rest of society.. Parents who chose to raise their children at home learned that few services and supports were available to help their children lead full, productive lives in the community.. With little contact between families of children with cerebral palsy, many parents felt isolated, helpless and alone.. In 1948, Leonard H.. Goldenson, then-President of United Paramount Theaters and ABC Television, and his wife, Isabelle, joined forces with prominent New York businessman Jack Hausman, and his wife, Ethel, to improve the quality ... palsy and other disabilities responded to the advertisement and joined the Goldenson s and Hausman s in their crusade to create an organization to improve service for people with disabilities.. It was from this humble, grassroots beginning that UCP was born as a national organization in 1949.. Several UCP affiliates opened across the country, quickly establishing the organization.. Right at its inception, UCP brought issues about cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities to the forefront of the national media.. UCP would not be where it is today -- assisting thousands of people with disabilities and their families -- if it had not been for a group of parents who were committed to pioneering an effort to change the world for their children.. Today, UCP continues to work closely with its affiliates on issues that open doors for people with disabilities.. From home ownership to health care reform, inclusive education to competitive employment, UCP has established itself as a leader in the disability community and as a strong voice for individuals with disabilities and their families..