UCP SmartBrief & My Child Without Limits

UCP SmartBrief Disability Update: Judge says NYC emergency plans inadequate for people with disabilities U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that New York City’s emergency planning is inadequate to accommodate people with disabilities and the city is in violation of local and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Furman said the city’s plans …

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hi Everyone! Katy here, a local college student who is always writing, sharing, and learning about cerebral palsy since I also have CP! I just recently participated in the World CP Challenge, a global, month-long fundraiser that works to raise awareness and educate participants about CP. In addition, participants dedicate this entire month to their own …

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 …

Do you have your team?

  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. REGISTRATION is OPEN 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 …

Get the running shoes on!

The OC Marathon is coming soon!! When: Sunday, May 6, 2012 What: OC Marathon; 5K, full, or half marathon Where: Newport Beach, Fashion Island Hi Families, If you haven’t heard yet UCP-OC will be participating in the OC Marathon yet again! This year Team UCP-OC Families will be running/walking alongside Team Jake’s 300+ runners. At …

The Jogger

 A few weeks ago, one of our staff members received this heart-warming letter from a family that benefited from our Swap Meet network. A mother was in search for an adult jogger for her daughter with CP, and through our Swap Meet network, a staff member was able to find exactly what she needed. Swap …

The Angry Bees: A League for Special Children

The Angry Bees Briana is what our Childcare Coordinator, Yvette, calls a tough little cookie. She has gotten through many difficult circumstances in her young life. For example, when she was younger she needed a trachea and g-tube for feeding and to recieve nutrition.  Today she gained a new found independence, and has gotten to the point …

Child of the Month: September

Kaitlyn School is started this week, and Kaitlyn can’t wait to start her year off as a sophomore in high school, she loves being around her peers. Kaitlyn was born 2 months premature and spent her first 5 weeks in the hospital. In 1997 she was diagnosed with CP, and that’s where the family’s relationship …

Mission Possible : Bike Camp 2011

  “I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like”  -Queen Take a moment and imagine; an open bike path along the beach, wind in your hair, the sound of the waves breaking next to you and your …