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The mission of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona is a non-profit health and human service organization. As an affiliate of UCP, UCP of Central Arizona serves children and adults with all disabilities. In fact, more than 65 per cent of the people UCP serves have a disability other than cerebral palsy, including Down sydrome, spina bifida, Attention Deficit Disorder, paralysis, autism, and learning disabilities.
UCP offers a variety of programs and services for children and adults, including physical, occupational and speech therapies; assistive technology; home and community based services; early intervention; day treatment; integrated full-day Early Learning Center pre-school; and vocational training. Early intervention, therapies, and after-school programs enable children with disabilities to adapt to their environments, socialize with their peers, and become integrated into their school settings. Programs helping adults learn skills related to personal care, living skills and job training and placement help them to better integrate into the workforce and community at large.