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 …

Golf Tournament Update!

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County 18th Annual Life Without Limits Autumn Golf Classic is a GREAT Fun-draising Success! Golfers supporting UCP-OC enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and fun on October 22, 2012 at the Life Without Limits Golf Tournament raising over $130,000. Three-time tournament champions Team Voit Real Estate Services/Pekarcik & Vittone included Daniel Vittone, …

Surprising Gifts

We have had some very fun and exciting gifts that have involved our children in the past few months that we wanted to share with everyone! Wyatt’s Birthday Party: For Wyatt’s 5th birthday in lieu of presents, his parents asked that guests bring in donations for UCP-OC and the Shea Center both of which are organizations …

Ralphs Rewards

IT’S TIME TO RE-ENROLL! –Ralphs Rewards: UCP-OC  It’s time to re-enroll for Ralphs Rewards! Starting September 1st you can go onto http://www.ralphs.com and re-enroll or sign-up for the first time! When you shop at Ralphs and use your Rewards Card a percentage of your total will go towards UCP-OC. All you have to do is …

World Cerebral Palsy Day!

  At long last, the countdown is over, and the day has finally arrived. Today we celebrate the first-ever World Cerebral Palsy Day and the kick-off of the World CP Challenge! These global campaigns are meant to serve as a catalyst for innovative change for the 17 million people living with CP across the globe. …

Macy’s Shop for a Cause – August 25, 2012

Find the Magic of Giving Back Saturday, August 25th, 2012 With a $5 donation to United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County you will receive: 25% off all regular, sale and clearance items 10% off furniture, mattresses and area rugs Enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.   Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity …

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 …

World CP Challenge

  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. 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 interactive Challenge website. …

Kristy’s Video Debut

Recently we shared a video on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/UCPofOC)  that features on of our talented therapists in her dancing debut! Kristy wanted to make sure that NO ONE missed our fundraising sign in our lobby. We had so many parents tell us how much they enjoyed the video and got a good laugh from …

My Child Without Limits: June Newsletter

Fathers: A Subject Area Often Overlooked  In honor of Father’s Day, My Child Without Limits would like to call attention to an often overlooked subject- the needs and feelings of fathers of children with disabilities. The way in which fathers deal with a disability diagnosis is typically quite different than the way a mother copes.  A father’s approach tends …