Child of the Month: December 2012

December 2012: Wyatt This month we are celebrating Wyatt, AND we want to share with you his video. In this video you can see his family’s journey and the difference UCP-OC has made in Wyatt’s life. Please consider making a gift to UCP-OC this season to make a differentce in the life of a child. …

Child of the Month: November

November 2012: Wyatt Four years ago, we noticed our sweet 6 month-old son missing developmental milestones, and we began to search frantically for a cause. Our answer was clear, yet one we struggled to accept. Our son, Wyatt, was diagnosed with hypotonic cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is damage to the brain that affects the …

Child of the Month: October

October 2012: Celine Celine is a very happy and sociable 11 year-old, but over the years Celine has overcome many challenges.  When she was only 4 months old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her right brain.  A surgery was performed to remove the tumor, and another surgery to place a shunt in …

Surprising Gifts

We have had some very fun and exciting gifts that have involved our children in the past few months that we wanted to share with everyone! Wyatt’s Birthday Party: For Wyatt’s 5th birthday in lieu of presents, his parents asked that guests bring in donations for UCP-OC and the Shea Center both of which are organizations …

My Child Without Limits- September

Celebrating Siblings and 30 Years of Sibling Support Having a child with a disability can present all sorts of challenges for members of your family including their siblings. The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental or mental health …

Child of the Month: August 2012

Elizabeth: August 2012 Elizabeth is a laid back and fun-loving 1 year-old that meets with Ana Reyes, one of our in-home early intervention specialists. Elizabeth “Bethie” was born with Down syndrome and spent her first 2 months of life in the hospital learning how to feed. When she finally got home she began to thrive! …

World CP Challenge

  We would like to invite you to participate in the World CP Challenge – an event centered around physical fitness, encouraging personal well-being and teamwork, while supporting the local community. http://www.worldcpchallenge.org/ucpoc In teams of four, participants track their daily step count by wearing a pedometer, and record their results on the interactive Challenge website. …

Child of the Month | July 2012

Savi Savi Costa is a 22 month-old little girl with an infectious smile, loving spirit and has a fascination with the beads Miss Beth puts in front of her to grab. She loves to read. While her mother is reading to her, she pretends she is reading out loud right along with mom. Savi was born …

My Child Without Limits: June Newsletter

Fathers: A Subject Area Often Overlooked  In honor of Father’s Day, My Child Without Limits would like to call attention to an often overlooked subject- the needs and feelings of fathers of children with disabilities. The way in which fathers deal with a disability diagnosis is typically quite different than the way a mother copes.  A father’s approach tends …

UCP-OC | End of Year Update

Greetings Bloggers! Well, the end of our fiscal year is coming up quickly! (June 30th, 2012) This means a few things to me (Elizabeth): A new year is beginning! – New ideas, new events, new budgets, ENDLESS possibilities! I have almost reached my annual giving goal, and UCP-OC has almost reached our organization wide goal. – Annual …