Spotlight: Beau’s Life Without Limits with Early Intervention from UCP-OC

At United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC), our vision of a Life Without Limits for children with disabilities is central to all that we do. One of our core programs is Early Intervention, which helped Beau to overcome his developmental delays. This is Beau’s story. At 9 months old, Beau’s mother Carrie began to […]

Spotlight: Nathan’s Life Without Limits with Respite from UCP-OC

At United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC), our vision of a Life Without Limits for children with disabilities is central to all that we do. In addition to providing the therapies and resources children with special needs require to achieve their full potential, UCP-OC seeks to improve the quality of life for families like […]

2014 Case for Inclusion

2014 Case for Inclusion Launching Today! The 2014 Case for Inclusion report is being released today! The annual report tracks the progress of community living standards for Americans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is available online at UCP National’s interactive website. Check it out to see how your state fared this year, how […]

Learning the Language of Advocacy & Behaviors – Parenting Classes

IEPs & 504 Classes Do you wonder how to start the IEP or 504 process?  Have you been told that your child doesn’t need an assessment or accommodations?  Do you attend IEP or Section 504 meetings and feel confused and overwhelmed by the process?  Do you struggle with educational jargon?  Do you feel that you […]

Debunking Respite Care Myths – A look into UCP-OC’s Respite Care Program

Did you know that UCP-OC can be your respite care provider? As a RCOC recognized professional respite agency, UCP-OC currently provides respite care for 330 throughout Orange County. Our 107 respite caregivers have an annual accumulation of 46,273 hours! What is Respite? According to the Regional Center OC, the state of California will provide respite […]

Child of the Month: December 2013

December 2013: Brooke Brooke ended her first evening at the Friday Night Club telling us she met a friend; something we had never heard her say before. At 15 months of age, we learned our daughter Brooke would have challenges ahead of her. Now 16 and with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, social interactions with peers are […]

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 […]