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 …

Brave Kids: October Newsletter

Brave Kids: October Newsletter Staying Safe This Halloween Dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and eating lots of goodies makes Halloween a special time for kids. And by following a few simple safety tips, Halloween can be a night enjoyed by all. Costume safety- be sure the costume is made from flame retardant materials, fits properly, …

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 …

Brave Kids–August Newsletter

Does Having a Pet Change Your Child’s Behavior? Think twice before telling your child “no” the next time he or she begs you for a furry friend. A new study evaluated the association between the presence or arrival of pets in families with an individual with autism and the changes in his or her social …

Resouces for Parents & Family

Happy Friday to all our UCP-OC blog enthusiasts! This post stems from a conversation with a parent, who although is a part of our Parent Email Network was not aware of a number of very valuable resources for a parent with special needs. Below we will cover 3 resources, Brave Kids (A new resource that is especially …