UCP Not Just for People With Cerebral Palsy

Sep 16, 2011
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The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is nonprofit organization that helps people with cerebral palsy, as well as other individuals with disabilities. UCP’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Arizona’s UCP chapter has been providing services since 1952; and during those years, they have helped countless of individuals with disabilities and their families. Those served have disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. UCP provides services to infants all the way through adulthood, which has four departments: Early Intervention and Therapy, Day Treatment and Training, Home and Community Based Services, and an Early Learning Center.

UCP of Central Arizona’s mission is to serve children and adults with various conditions and disabilities through comprehensive and innovative services designed to enable life without limits. The overall goal is to help children and adults obtain a life without limits — overcoming obstacles and developing the skills necessary to live as independently as their capabilities allow. UCP’s comprehensive and innovative services are offered in a holistic, age-appropriate, and collaborative environment. They are committed to change and progress for people with disabilities and strive to ensure their inclusion in every facet of society.

UCP is proud to have amazing and truly dedicated staff that works tirelessly for consumers – it’s more than just a job. It is an exciting time for UCP because they are in the stages of expanding and enhancing services, which will allow them to impact even more children and adults with disabilities. In 2010 alone, they provided over 550,000 hours of service, therapy, and direct care to over 5,500 consumers. With the community’s support, UCP will continue to enable life without limits.

Author: Jenny Carlton