UCP 2022 Annual Convention Speakers and Panelists

UCP 2022 Annual Convention Speakers and Panelists

(Listed alphabetically) Pete Bigelow is a senior reporter at the Automotive News in Detroit, where he covers automated and electric vehicles. He hosts the weekly Shift podcast, which explores the future of transportation. Previously, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics and other publications. Pete is a one-time … Continued

UCP Research Committee

ABOUT 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

New UCP Research Initiative & Pilot Grant Information

    In celebration of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we proudly announce the new United Cerebral Palsy Research Program 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 … 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

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

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 … Continued

Parents and Families

Parents and Family 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 … 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