Mandy Graduated Kindergarten with Help from UCP-OC

  Six-year-old Mandy has been receiving therapy at UCP-OC for more than three years to help her reach her full developmental potential. She was born with Down syndrome and experienced a wide range of resulting medical issues, including a seizure disorder that caused as many as 100 episodes per day. While doctors were able to […]

UCP-OC 2014 Life Without Limits Gala Video

Recent studies show a staggering statistic that 1 in 6 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a developmental disability. UCP-OC proudly serves the 1 in 6 children in our community that make up this statistic.   Learn more about the services UCP-OC provides:

Child of the Month: April 2014

Granden: Impact Update! For nearly 5 years, Geri Kate and Frank’s life has been a race to provide their son Granden with the services and therapies he needs to not only survive but thrive. Granden’s diagnosis of Jeune syndrome, a rare genetic disorder where nearly 60% of children do not reach the age of two, […]

Child of the Month: January 2014

January 2014: Kolby “Gotta say hello to the ladies!” Kolby is a 6 year-old charmer who already knows the value of making the rounds to say hello to the ladies.  If his charisma and drawing personality doesn’t get you, his smile will. Kolby’s infectious grin will turn any day around! Three years ago Kolby entered […]

Physical Therapy Month

In honor of National Physical Therapy Month (yay October!), we want to do a fun/informative post. 10 signs that you’re a Pediatric Physical Therapist 10- You are used to answering the question, “What?? Why do kids need physical therapy?” after someone asks what you do. 9- You get excited to wear fun socks to work […]

World CP Day, Child of the Month: October 2013

October 2013: Wyatt With World CP Day being this past Wednesday, October 2nd we thought it would be fun to feature a very special boy with CP again and give you a bit of an update on what the therapists at UCP-OC are currently working on to make sure he lives a Life Without Limits!    On […]

UCP News Brief

Disability Update Children with genetic disorder may be misdiagnosed with autism As many as 50% of children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome were diagnosed with autism, but U.S. researchers found that none of the 29 children with the deletion disorder met the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in […]

Fun Facts

When we get down to it, we all like to hear new fun facts about people and places we are invested in. Especially when they are great conversation starters! This week we wanted to share with you our top 10 fun facts about United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County!   Fun UCP-OC Facts: Did you know […]

Child of the Month: September 2013

September 2013: Aya We first met Aya in March 2013 when her family flew “across the pond” from England so that she could receive services from UCP-OC. Aya is almost three years old and has an undeniable smile and the cutest little walker you will ever see!  Her difficulties with balance due to her CP and different […]

Child of the Month: July

July 2013: Kiaan July’s Child of the Month is a very special boy at UCP-OC for many reasons, and we wanted to celebrate him on his birthday month! Kiaan was born on July 4th, and he just celebrated his third birthday! Kiaan is a micro preemie, being born 15 weeks early. The first 4 months of […]