Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases,
Developmentally Disabled Centers,
Mission: As one of the largest health non-profits in America, United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
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, and information and referral service, legislative advocacy, technology initiatives and research. Direct service provision for people with disabilities and their families is offered through over 130 UCP affiliates in 37 states. 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.
UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and other disabilities and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. In fact, 65% of people served by UCP have disabilities other than cerebral palsy.
UCP is consistently rated as one of the most financially responsible charities, with 85" of every dollar spent directly on programs and services.
Programs: Ucp of san diego provided programs and services to 7,117 individuals with disabilities, their families, care providers, special education college students, educators, and other professionals in 2014. Within that total, we provided daily adult day and employment programs for 154 people on a daily basis, served 1,507 people in our assistive technology center, 199 children with disabilities and their families in the toy and software lending library. Our funding programs assisted 25 low-income individuals with disabilities to acquire durable medical equipment, assistive technology equipment and other un-met needs of a last resort. We granted 62 parent couples resort hotel certificates from our respitality program to give them a week-end getaway from the demanding care routines of their children with disabilities. We also recycled durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, bath equipment, standers, pediatric strollers to people with disabilities in need. Ucp of san diego continued to provide fiscal and staffing support to people first of san diego to conduct their annual self-advocacy conference to 377 adults with developmental disabilities. Ucp co-sponsored and provided fiscal support to a new project college 1- week camp program for 12 young adults with disabilities planning to attend college. Additionally, ucp provided training, information and referral services, support groups and advocacy to many more people with disabilities and their families throughout san diego county. Ucp of san diego has staff serving on numerous community efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities such as the san diego mayor's committee on disability, the developmental disabilities provider network, san diego regional center vendor advisory committee, special needs trust, the alliance for technology access, assistive technology state wide at network loan program, and many others. Ucp of san diego utilized 88 cents of every dollar raised directly for program services this year. Ucp is the recipient of competitive grant awards each year to help support our programs.