United Cerebral Palsy

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United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) began in 1949 as a response to the inadequate services available for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP was initially a grassroots movement propelled by families seeking better support for their children. UCP’s mission is to be an essential resource for individuals with disabilities and their families, promoting a life of inclusion and independence. The organization operates through local affiliates which provide tailored services like housing, therapy, assistive technology training, and employment assistance.


UCP offers a comprehensive array of programs and services designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals with cerebral palsy and their families. These include:

Early Intervention Programs: UCP provides early intervention services to infants and young children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. These programs focus on developmental milestones, therapy, and support services to promote optimal growth and development.

Assistive Technology: UCP offers access to assistive technology devices and services that enable individuals with cerebral palsy to communicate, access information, and participate more fully in daily activities. This includes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, computer access aids, and adaptive equipment.

Educational Support: UCP advocates for inclusive education and provides resources and support to individuals with cerebral palsy and their families navigating the education system. This includes assistance with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), access to inclusive classrooms, and educational advocacy services.

Community Integration: UCP promotes community inclusion and social participation for individuals with cerebral palsy. Through recreational programs, peer support groups, and community engagement initiatives, UCP helps individuals with CP build meaningful connections and relationships within their communities.

Transition Services: UCP assists young adults with cerebral palsy transitioning from school to adulthood. This includes support with vocational training, employment placement, independent living skills, and accessing community resources and services.

UCP Research Initiative and Committee

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The UCP Board of Trustees established the UCP Research Committee (URC) in 2020 as an important component of this endeavor.

The URC’s initiatives are designed to support clinical and translational research projects that use study designs that accelerate science into practice and support dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs in and outside of the UCP affiliate network. 

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