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To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of persons with disabilities.
Provide direct program services to children and adults who display a spectrum of disabilities, which reflect compassion, respect, responsiveness and creativity.
Advocate on behalf of children and adults with disabilities.
Educate the public about developmental disabilities.
Create local and national awareness of programs and services available to persons with disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy was started more than 60 years ago by parents who wanted to better their children's lives. Today, UCP fights to create a Life Without Limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
Many hear UCP and assume that we only serve people with cerebral Palsy. In reality, only about 15% of who we serve have cerebral palsy. We serve children and adults who have a full spectrum of disabilities including autism, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.
At United Cerebral Palsy of Central California, we continue the legacy by offering services to the entire spectrum of children and adults living with disabilites.