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UCP Research Initiative

The United Cerebral Palsy Research Committee is raising funds to support groundbreaking research on early identification and early therapeutic and biomedical intervention.

Early diagnosis of cerebral palsy and early treatment are symbiotic as one requires the other to leverage the opportunity that neuroplasticity and evolving development affords a child to have positive outcomes that result in living a life without limits.

Key Points:

  • Early diagnosis provides the opportunity for specific testing, surveillance, and treatment to prevent complications and optimize developmental neuroplasticity during a critical period in an individual’s life prior to 3 years old.
  • Focused biomedical and therapeutic interventions have the potential to change child development as never before by capitalizing on the developing brain’s creation and organization of structures, connections, and function.
  • Early biomedical treatment opportunities identifying the cause of a child’s condition allows physicians and scientists to move beyond just suppressing symptoms to focusing on the fundamental problem. Such approaches also enable the development and use of targeted therapies designed with the individual in mind.
  • Research funding will be allocated to support these areas of focus.

Fundraise for UCP

Are you ready to raise awareness and make a difference for individuals with disabilities and their families?

Starting a fundraiser takes a few easy steps:

Step 1.  Decide if you would like to fundraise for your local UCP or the UCP national office. Please click here to find the nearest UCP affiliate office.

Step 2. If you are fundraising for UCP National, determine what type of fundraiser you want to create:

After receiving your proposal, we’ll be in touch within a few days  to discuss next steps for your fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ludgardo, Manager of Development at

Donate your Vehicle

United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. has partnered with NCS Vehicle Donation.

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Fill out our Vehicle Donation Form to schedule an easy and no-cost vehicle pick-up.

Prefer to speak to a person? Call us at (866) 829-2918 and one of our friendly operators will assist you.

Free Pickup and Other Benefits

  • Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Support United Cerebral Palsy national or designate your donation to a UCP Affiliate.

Circle of Promise

UCP is fortunate to have a group of special donors called our Circle of Promise

These donors agree to give a minimum of $1,000 a year – just $3 a day – to ensure that people with disabilities can truly lead a life without limits.

Circle of Promise donors receive:
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter (Life Without Limits)
  • Circle of Promise Certificate & Pin
  • A personal contact who can answer your questions throughout the year
  • Invitation to stakeholder surveys and meetings

Every day, people and families turn to UCP and our 56 affiliates to help them through the daily hurdles that come with living with a disability themselves or a disability of a loved one.

We provide access to a community, giving them a collective voice and help through peers.  And, together, we help give them access the on-the-ground services needed by these families.

This work is only possible because people like YOU who believe everyone deserves a life without limits.

To become part of the Circle of Promise or make a gift online contact Michael Ludgardo at 202-973-7133 or

Leaving a Legacy

United Cerebral Palsy sincerely appreciates the individuals who have graciously made a planned gift through their Will, Charitable Trust, a IRA or life insurance beneficiary designation, or through other planned giving vehicles.

If you wish to consider making a planned gift to United Cerebral Palsy, please contact Michael Ludgardo, Manager of Development, at or (202) 973-7133.

Workplace Giving

See your Human Resources manager or payroll department to see how you can designate United Cerebral Palsy as a recipient of your charitable gift through your workplace.

It’s easy, and it’s a great way to show your support throughout the year!

UCP Tax ID# 20-3568840

Combined Federal Campaign — #88763 

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ludgardo at

Why Support UCP?

Individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities deserve every opportunity to live life to the fullest. UCP strives to make that happen.

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Thank you for investing in and giving us the opportunity to help people with disabilities live a life without limits.
To make your gift by phone, please call 800-872-5827.