Programs: The organization provides adult habilitation services to 23 adults with disabilities in the tuscaloosa area. This involves teaching and coaching these adults in life-skills. They also provide/sponsor therapy and teaching services to 96 disabled children (cerebral palsy, spinal bifida, etc. ) the services are administered through various agencies as well as their own staff. These services are provided on a regular basis for counties in the west alabama area. They also conduct a "summer program" which serves 26 children through teaching, therapy and sitter-service for parents raising children with disabilities. Finally, the organization provides afternoon sitter care and aide respite services for 63 children and adults with disabilities in the west alabama area to assist working families in helping to care for their dependents with disabilities.
I am a parent volunteer, actually the family to family support coordinator. We have helped several families by providing resources, information, and referrals. We have also provided clothing, food, and help get a ramp built for a family. Our program started about 2 months ago but has accomplished alot in that small amount of time. I personally found out about UCPWA when I went seeking help for my own daughters. Both have disabilities. I feel like all the people who work and volunteer their time at UCPWA are family.