What is UCP?
Founded in 1949, UCP is a nationwide network consisting of a central national organization, located in Washington, D.C., and over 100 independent, state, and local non-profit affiliates. 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 the people UCP serves has a disability other than cerebral palsy. UCP is one of the nation’s most efficient charities with an average of 85% of all revenues going to programs.
UCP affiliates serve more than 170,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day. We have over 100,000 volunteers and an even larger number of professional staff. Our services include: the development of state-of-the-art programs, information and referral services, legislative advocacy, and technology initiatives and research. UCPGG also facilitates the delivery of a range of direct services tailored to local communities through programs such as: assistive technology training, early intervention services, individual and family support services, and social and recreational programs. In addition, UCP provides supported living services, employment assistance, and other supports as needed.