UCP Research Committee

UCP Research Committee

  United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The UCP Board of Directors established the UCP Research Committee (URC) in 2020 as an important component of this endeavor. The URC was created to provide hope on behalf of those that UCP serves … Continued

UCP Research Initiative & Grant Program

      UCP Research Initiative It is an exciting time, as up-and-coming biomedical and therapeutic innovations have the potential to change the course of a child’s life. Advances in our understanding of early brain injury and genetic determinants of disease are changing concepts of cerebral palsy and related disorders. Understanding how the complex interaction … Continued

Changing the Conversation

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION A LANGUAGE GUIDE AND TOOLKIT FOR AFFILIATES It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear UCP recently worked with Maslansky + Partners, to define the perceptions certain influential groups of people have about the current state of disability. The results were unexpected, but logical and have led us to make some … Continued

Press Releases

Media Contact: James Garcia, UCP Communications Coordinator jgarcia@ucp.org       602-460-1374 Press Release For Immediate Release - Sept. 19, 2022 Contact: UCP Communications Coordinator James Garcia, jgarcia@ucp.org, 602-460-1374 UCP awards $80,000 in grants to fund four cerebral palsy research projects WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Cerebral Palsy has awarded $80,000 in grants to four organizations across … Continued

Our History

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) may be one of the largest health nonprofits in the U.S. today, but that was not the case in 1949. In the 1940s, there were not many options for families of and people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Faced with fear and a lack of understanding by both the medical … Continued

Join the UCP Affiliate Network

UCP affiliates are leaders in their communities  providing innovative programs and services every day for more than 176,000 children and adults with disabilities. By becoming an affiliate of UCP, you join 65 organizations across the country in a network of mutual support and innovation connected through and affiliated with UCP’s national office in Washington, D.C. … Continued

Disability Etiquette

Etiquette for Communicating with People with Disabilities When talking with a person with a disability, speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter. When introduced to a person with a disability, it is appropriate to offer to shake hands. People with limited hand use or who wear an artificial … Continued

Parents and Families

When an infant or young child is diagnosed with a disability, the family’s lives are changed forever. Confronting and living with the challenges brought about by disability requires families to draw upon strengths within themselves that they often did not think existed. Parents and families must adjust to a life different than they imagined. The … Continued

Our History

History of UCP United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) may be one of the largest health nonprofits in the U.S. today, but that was not the case in 1949. In the 1940s, there were not many options for families of and people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Faced with fear and a lack of understanding by … Continued