Founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with cerebral palsy, today United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.
UCP works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through a broad affiliate network. This includes approximately 80 local service providers reaching over 176,000 individuals daily in the U.S., Canada and Australia. UCP's national office in Washington D.C. advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities, raising awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and their families and advancing opportunities for a Life Without Limits. On a national level, UCP also works on federal disability public policy issues before Congress. And, it develops forward-thinking programs like the innovation hub Life Labs, plus the My Child Without Limits and My Life Without Limitswww.mychildwithoutlimits.org programs, which serve as online resources and communities for parents, families and caregivers of young children with disabilities and individuals with disabilities respectively. For more information, please visit www.UCP.org.