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 […]

February Brave Kids Newsletter

Monthly UCP-OC receives the UCP Brave Kids Newsletter and we then pass it along to our families, friends and professionals throughout the community. Brave Kids, a program of the United Cerebral Palsy National Office, provides a support community and resources for children and youth, ages 6 – 17,  with disabilities and chronic/life-threatening illnesses and their families […]

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 […]

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 […]

Child of the Month….and Volunteer of the Month

November 2013: Andrew & Natalie Cernius With Thanksgiving coming up, we have much to be thankful for this month of November. We would like to kick off our month of thankfulness by featuring Andrew Cernius as our Child of the Month and Natalie Cernius as our first Volunteer of the Month! We could not be more […]

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hi Everyone, Wow, it certainly has been awhile since I have blogged for UCP-OC! I am happy that things have slowed down for me a bit, so I can share with you all, what I have been up to this summer. I just finished my sophomore year of college at Soka University, here in Orange County. […]

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me: National Siblings Day

Hi All, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far, in commemoration of National Sibling Day (earlier this week) I am going to talk about having siblings and what that means to me and CP. I have an identical twin sister, Sara, an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Daisy. None of […]

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. […]

Success Story | Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

  We recently received a few success stories from one of our Parenting Classes, Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child. This is a story of encouragement and we hope it will ecourage you! I recently attended Debra Ann’s refresher class after originally attending the Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child Class Series 2 1/2 years ago.Our son […]

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hi Everyone at UCP-OC! I hope this post finds you well, and that you are enjoying the beautiful month of May. I cannot believe the time has come for me to move back home for the summer! Finals are over, and my dorm room is all packed up and the walls are bare! It’s nice […]