United Cerebral Palsy Associations

For 50 years, UCP (a.k.a. United Cerebral Palsy) has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national organization and its nationwide network of 111 affiliates in 39 states strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society - from the Web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination.

UCP strives to build a better world for tomorrow -- today. The national office, located in Washington, DC, provides key services for its affiliates. UCP's national office also serves people with disabilities and others through the development of forward-thinking programs, an information and referral service, legislative advocacy, technology initiatives and research. Direct service provision for people with disabilities and their families is offered through UCP affiliates, represented in 39 states across the U.S. UCP affiliates serve more than 30,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day through programs such as 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. Each affiliate offers a range of services tailored to its community's needs.

For more information, or to contact United Cerebral Palsy Associations, see their website at: www.ucpa.org

» Recent News

UCP Featured in New York Times Article on American Express Foundation
12 Nov 01 | Washington, D.C., November 12, 2001 - UCP (United Cerebral Palsy Associations) is proud to be an officially recognized charity of American Express, especially in its Membership Rewards program, and was noted as such in an article today in the "...

UCP Central PA Awarded Grant from United States Department of Commerce
03 Oct 01 | CAMP HILL, PA, October 3, 2001 - UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) Central PA has been awarded a grant of $345,055 for our "Accessible Internet Workstation and Infrastructure Technology Project" by the United States Department of Commerce. UCP Central ...

Attorney Stephen L. Snyder Continues to Raise Bar with Online Donation
21 Sep 01 | A second donation of $400,000 from Baltimore attorney Stephen L. Snyder has been made through www.ucp.org, the Web site for UCP (United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.) In May 2001, Mr. Snyder announced a $2.5 million gift to UCP and proceeded ...

People with Disabilities Knock on the Back Door of Democracy
02 Aug 01 | "This bill provides an historic opportunity to strengthen and expand the voting rights of all Americans, particularly those with disabilities," said Kirsten A. Nyrop, UCP's Executive Director. She continued, "The Equal Protection of Voting Rights...

UCP Endorses Sen. Torricelli and Rep. English's Bills For a Child Disability Tax Credit
27 Jun 01 | UCP is pleased to join autism associations, other disability groups, and TV's "West Wing" star Brad Whitford in strongly supporting this important legislation. UCP provides programs and services to advance the independence, productivity and full ...

Schakowsky Awarded 2001 Public Service Award
25 Jun 01 | Washington, DC, June 25, 2001 -- United Cerebral Palsy Associations awarded U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) the 2001 Public Service Award. I am so honored to receive this award from United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCP) and to ...

UCP Representative Speaks Out on Social Security
11 Jun 01 | Individual private accounts may be attractive for some individuals but any diversion of funds from Social Security to pay for those accounts undermines the guaranteed benefit. Social Security is an insurance program that protects families, ...

Multi-Million Dollar Online Credit Card Donation Ushers In New Era Of e-Philanthropy
15 May 01 | Washington, D.C., May 15, 2001 - In a groundbreaking philanthropic event, Baltimore attorney Stephen L. Snyder made what is believed to be the largest online charitable donation ever. * Using his Platinum Card© from American Express, Snyder ...

UCP Urges Congress to Pass The Family Opportunity Act Now!
08 Dec 00 | UCP Urges Congress to Pass The Family Opportunity Act Now! Though some moderate-income families can now buy into State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIPs), the SCHIPs often cover fewer services than Medicaid.

UCP Announces Greyhound as Its First Travelease Partner
04 Dec 00 | DALLAS (December 4, 2000) -- UCP announced Greyhound Lines, Inc. as its first TravelEase partner. "UCP is excited to have Greyhound as its first TravelEase partner," said Kirsten Nyrop, executive director, UCP.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Joins President Clinton to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the IDEA
29 Nov 00 | Washington, D.C. (November 29, 2000) -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national disability coalition, joins President Clinton today in an Oval Office ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the enactment of P.L. 94-...

Circle K Stores Deck the Walls This Holiday Season to Benefit People with Disabilities
09 Nov 00 | Circle K stores nationwide have begun the 16th Annual "Hang a Wreath for UCP" holiday fundraiser to benefit UCP -- a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the independence of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. "Hang a ...

UCP Marches to Save the ADA
03 Oct 00 | WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2000): UCP Affiliate Executive Directors, Board Members and National staff will join thousands of people with disabilities and their families in a march to the Supreme Court today. If the Supreme Court says Congress ...

UCP Supports The Younger American Act
20 Sep 00 | United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is proud to support the Younger Americans Act. This act creates a national youth policy for young people ages 6-21 that links and expands community-based programs established by existing nonprofits, local governments, ...

UCP Launches Public Education Campaign on 10th Anniversary of Landmark ADA Legislation
24 Jul 00 | UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of all people with disabilities. In fact, 65% of people served by UCP have disabilities other than cerebral palsy.

UCP Supports Increased Funding For Social Services Block Grant
22 Jun 00 | WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2000) -- United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., (UCP) announced support to restore full funding of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). "UCP affiliates provide services for thousands of adults and children with ...

UCP Joins Call To Renew The Pledge
24 May 00 | Washington, D.C., May 24, 2000 - United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., ("UCP") today commented on Congressional hearings on a bill that would require potential plaintiffs with disabilities to provide ninety days' notification for redress ...

UCP Endorses Grassley-Kennedy Bill to Expand Medicaid Buy Ins by Families of Children with Disabilities
22 Mar 00 | Though some of these families can now buy into State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIPs), the SCHIPs often cover fewer services than Medicaid. UCP provides programs and services to advance the independence, productivity and full ...

UCP Applauds Revised Telecommunication Relay Service Rules Incorporating Speech to Speech Service
17 Feb 00 | United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. (UCP) today praised the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to revise Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) rules to incorporate speech-to-speech service. The amended TRS rules govern ...

Non-Profit Executives Warn Of Potential Conflicts Of Interest, Unmet Needs In Profitization of Human Services
01 Feb 00 | The nonprofit executives are concerned that a focus on profit margins could impede the delivery of quality services to individuals with disabilities, children, families, and older Americans. "As a nationwide organization, we are committed to ...

 


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