Life’s a Journey with CP and Me

Hi Everyone at UCP-OC! Katy here—I just returned from UCP-OC’s bike camp at Soka University in Aliso Viejo (where I am going into my 3rd year for my BA!) For those of you who are unfamiliar with the week-long camp, it is put on by iCanShine, a national organization that provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for …

Child of the Month: August 2013

August 2013: Joshua Becoming a parent of a preemie transformed who I am at my core. Seemingly everything was taken out of my control; my impossibly tiny child was surgically removed from me 14 weeks early.  It was the first time I heard the term, “micro-preemie.” Joshua was born into this world in critical condition …

UCP SmartBrief

Hello UCP family, We hope you enjoy this week’s UCP SmartBrief, a compilation of news stories, articles and new research impacting the lives of people with disabilities and family members. If you should have any questions please contact Elizabeth Eckman at eeckman@ucp-oc.org. Thank you, UCP of Orange County Disability News Why Internet accessibility may be the …

My Child Without Limits: June Newsletter

Helpful Tips for Raising Healthy Families With the rising increase in obesity in the United States, it is no wonder mothers are becoming more concerned about raising healthy children. Today’s economy tends to overindulge in fast food restaurants, participating in unhealthy eating habits, and lacking the motivation to stay physically active through daily exercise which …

A Mother’s Reflection on UCP-OC

In a class assignment, one of our parents was asked to describe how parents of children “go through” the stages of grief. After sharing her heartfelt and emotional answer on how she views UCP-OC, we were left speechless and eager to share with our families. We hope you enjoy it and can connect with her …

UCP Smart Brief: February

Disability Update Children’s skills improve with cell treatment for cerebral palsy Children with cerebral palsy who received transfusions of donated umbilical cord blood cells as well as erythropoietin and rehabilitation performed better in tests of motor and cognitive function, according to a study in the journal Stem Cells. The most progress was seen in children …

Welcome to the Digital Age

We are very excited about what is in store at United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County in 2013! We are not only serving more children but we are DOING OUR BEST to enter into the digital age. We understand that our parents, donors and staff live a majority of their lives “plugged in” and we …

Hot Off the Press: UCP News!

Disability Update Large share of ED visits made by adults with disabilities. Nearly 40% of emergency department visits in the U.S. involved working-age adults with disabilities, NIH researchers reported in the journal Health Services Research. An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey found that the severity of a disability’s limitations correlated with greater use …

My Child Without Limits December Newsletter

The holidays are upon us! Here are some good tips for the holidays and we found the piece about preemies very interesting. Preemies are Still Facing Severe Disabilities Despite healthcare and medical advances between 1995 and 2006, virtually the same percentage of babies born premature in those years developed some type of severe disability. The …

UCP News Brief

This week many of interesting articles have caught my eye, and although I posted a couple of them on our Facebook page I thought I would share them with you all in one place.  A few of these came from the UCP SmartBrief, so as I receive the SmartBrief monthly I will make sure to share it with you …