United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

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The mission of UCP of Greater Cleveland is to empower children and adults with disabilities, advancing their independence, productivity, and inclusion in the community. It envisions becoming the premier provider of lifespan services to individuals with disabilities, offering them equal opportunities in daily living, work, and community settings. Annually, UCP of Greater Cleveland serves over 1,500 children and adults. Initially focused solely on children with cerebral palsy, it has expanded to become a support network for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities.


Skilled Therapy Services include outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies. These therapies are also offered in a short-term, intensive intervention model called Steps to Independence®.

Educational Services at UCP encompass a wide array of offerings, such as Alternative Education Programs, Extended School Year services, compensatory services, contracted related services, Independent Education Evaluations, Assistive Technology Evaluations, and intensive direct and training services for students with complex learning needs.

Case Management: UCP serves infants and children up to 22 years old who have various developmental delays and disabilities. By implementing a sliding fee scale based on income, UCP ensures its children’s programs are accessible to families across all economic backgrounds.

Outpatient Therapy

  • Physical Therapy: Aids in the development of gross motor skills, such as crawling, standing, walking, running, and navigating a wheelchair.
  • Occupational Therapy: Enhances childhood functional abilities, covering play, self-care, wheelchair maneuvering, and educational engagement.
  • Speech-Language Therapy: Focuses on enhancing social skills, advancing language acquisition, and improving critical oral motor functions necessary for feeding.

Steps to Independence® Intensive Therapy Program: Studies show that carefully executed intensive therapy, when applied at strategic intervals, leads to better outcomes. This program is founded on the idea that children with motor disorders need robust stretching, strengthening, and conditioning similar to athletes, employing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary strategy for therapeutic intervention.

Specialty Clinics

LeafBridge therapists have completed specific training in evidence-based intervention strategies. The following specialty clinic services are available:

  • Serial Casting Clinic – for children with upper extremity or lower extremity range of motion limitations
  • Feeding Clinic – a unique intervention team approach to advancing a child’s skills with chewing, swallowing and food selection
  • Mobility Clinic – with a focus on advancing independent mobility, children have an opportunity to complete ongoing trials and training with specialized mobility equipment including power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers and gait trainers
  • Assistive Technology Clinic – therapists holding the advanced credential of Assistive Technology Professional evaluate children for technology that supports their independence in mobility, computer access, alternative augmentative communication, home access, reading, writing and more

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