United Cerebral Palsy is here to help individuals and families connect to the resources and the services they need and deserve!  Our Resource Guide is just the right navigation tool to help you find the answers to the many questions you may have about disabilities and services available in your community. Just follow the links for more in-depth information on a variety of topics.

Resource Guide:

Need help finding services in your community?

At UCP we know it’s not always easy to find information about the disability services available in your community and state, so we’ve put together a list of organizations that can help guide you.

Click Here to Find Your Local State Resources

Your UCP Local Affiliate is the expert in providing services that are designed to meet the specific needs of the disability community. Not every UCP offers the same programs, however, services available often include therapy, early education, early intervention services, social and recreational programs, housing community living, home-based community services, employment assistance, state and local referral, transportation, advocacy and more.

2-1-1 is available throughout the U.S. and in many parts of Canada by phone, text, and web. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can help you find services and resources that are available to you locally and provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.

Find the intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) agency address and phone number in your state.

State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (Councils) are federally funded, self-governing organizations charged with identifying the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities in their state or territory. Councils are committed to advancing public policy and systems change that help these individuals gain more control over their lives

Centers for Independent Living are private, non-profit organizations designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services.

Laws and Advocacy

The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.

Every state has a federally mandated protection and advocacy agency to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. These agencies provide information and referral, investigate complaints of rights violations, and work to resolve complaints through mediation, dispute resolution, and litigation.

The commission is dedicated to addressing disability issues related to public policy, disability law, and the professional needs of lawyers and law students with disabilities.

Disability Publications

ABILITY Magazine strives to change public perception of what it means to have a disability by focusing on ability, shattering myths and stereotypes that surround disabilities, and bringing greater attention to the issues—showing that disability is part of the fabric of all our lives and shining a light on unconscious bias.

eParent is an online magazine for parents of children and young adults with disabilities, includes news forum, links, and online bookstore.

New Mobility is an online magazine for users of wheelchairs, includes calendar of events and news forums.

The official journal of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) and the British Pediatric Neurology Association (BPNA). DMCN aims to enhance the care of children by worldwide dissemination of clinical research into the wide range of neurological conditions and disabilities that affect children to researchers, health professionals concerned with developmental disability and child neurology, and others involved in the care of children and young people.

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