UCP's staff makes it an incredible enterprise. The service providers and support staff are very dedicated to their work.
I have been a volunteer for UCP Central PA for almost 20 years and have always felt that it is an outstanding organization. From the Board down to the folks providing services to the consumers and everywhere in between they are focused on improving the lives of their consumers. Over the years I have recruited many others to the UCP Central PA cause, and they have routinely thanked me. I am always proud to be associated with this fine organization!
I have been involved in several volunteer opportunities through UCP - all of which have been wonderful experiences both for the participants and volunteers. UCP provides fantastic services to the local community. It is always a pleasure to be involved with such an awesome organization.
UCP Central PA has been amazing for our family. Our youngest son attends Sibshop and gets so much out of that program. He has learned he's not alone in the struggle of dealing with a sibling who has autism. He has gained friends and a greater sense of confidence. Our family has attended many UCP sponsored programs like Family Fun Fair, picnics, and movie nights. These are all great programs to enjoy in an accepting and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We are very grateful for all UCP has done for the betterment of our family unit.
UCP offers a variety of events for families with children with disabilities. Our favorites are Family Fun Fair, Bowling, Monkey Jones and Christmas crafts. They are a wonderful opportunity for us to come in contact and maintain old friendships with other families that have kids with disabilities. The kids love these events, because they are a lot of fun, with a lot of attention for the little ones and low expectations for their performance.
We want to thank all the support you have given our family. Our family goes to all the family Activities, its a great way to meat families that have simular issues as you might have, they might know something you dont and pass it on to you. Its a great way to get more resorces and have fun with the family at the same time. My kids get to do things that they might not get to do other wise.
so thank you from the bottom of my heart, you make my kids smile and have fun
The children that I am raising all have special needs and UCP gives them opportunity to do things as a family to enjoy activities with out being hindered thank you very much.
I've been attending their family activities for the last 2 years and i find it and the people working behind the scenes to be a welcome break. my son who is now 6 1/2 has high functioning ASD and ADD and sometimes being out in the community and activities is harder because i have to make sure he is "not jumping all over the place". the family activities set up by UCP have always been fun and a safe zone. my neurotypical younger daughter also always has fun when we go!!! also, when i have reached out to them to ask about books or other help, they have been nice enough to share their own experiences in their own special needs journey.
This is an AMAZING organization. The ladies I get to interact with really care about these kids. My son gets to attend events that otherwise would be very difficult for him to attend. Their support is tremendous. My daughter attends the SibShops , which is wonderful. She is learning she is not alone, she is not the only one with an autistic brother! That some struggles are the same throughout different families. They have taken great time to get to know my kids! They know them by name, ask about them and genuinely care about them. so refreshing in today’s world. I highly recommend them for all of the services they provide.
I love to take my children to events hosted by UCP!! Everyone is SO KIND to us - all of the volunteers and families have been so wonderful. When my children need to have the activity altered or adapted, the volunteers go way out of their way to help make their experience great. We have done bowling, Monkey Joes, and holiday crafts.
Our daughter uses the respite program at Branch Creek Neighbors in Shippensburg, PA, and we are very thankful for that program. Our daughter enjoys being with the kind staff members that stay with her and my husband and I feel secure, knowing she is safe and happy for the weekend.