Child of the Month – Meet Aurora!

Sweet, funny, and oh so adorable. When you meet Aurora for the first time, you know you won’t forget her. Her loving personality matches her kind spirit and she has a knack for comedy! Aurora brings so much happiness to her family and as the oldest child, is a wonderful role model for her baby sister. …

Child of the Month – Meet Ryleigh!

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Kamronn, the mother of 2-year-old UCP-OC kiddo, Ryleigh. Kamronn first brought Ryleight to UCP-OC about a year ago and the moment you meet these two you can tell they have a most special bond. There is no one better to tell Ryleigh’s story than her mom, so …

Team Carter and STEPtember Fun!

This, like most, is the summer of Superhero movies. With that in mind, we wanted to share the story of a family at UCP-OC that very much resembles a family of Superheroes. Enter two of the protagonists – Melissa and Brian, the parents of two adorable little boys. The oldest of which, is Carter, a …

UCP-OC Respite Team Member Named Miss Huntington Beach OC Ambassador for 2017

We are proud to announce that our very own Respite Recruiter, Alexandria Marshall, was recently crowned Miss Huntington Beach OC Ambassador 2017. In this role, Alexandria will promote something that is close to her heart – serving as an advocate for children with special needs. Alexandria, who will celebrate her two year anniversary with UCP-OC this …

Child of the Month – Meet Chloe!

It is hard not to notice the infectious personality of Chloe, the middle daughter of Peter and Crissie. Chloe is a sweet, quiet, fun loving girl who greatly enjoys learning and being independent. At birth, Chloe was diagnosed with Down syndrome and she had a few obstacles to overcome. She was born with strabismus which …

STEP Up for UCP-OC!

This year, UCP-OC will again be participating in the international STEPtember campaign. We all know how fast the summer months fly by, so, it’s time to start planning for STEPtember! For those of you who have questions or are interested in participating, please read below and spread the word! Thank you so much for taking …

Spotlight: Jayden and Leah

When Manda and Owen welcomed twins Jayden and Leah into the world, the family couldn’t have been happier. But, it was a rough 10 days as the girls had to stay in the NICU. After the 10 days were up and the girls were home, Manda and Own started to notice certain milestones not being …

Autism Awareness… Because It Matters

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, we wanted to highlight the story of Matthew, a three-year-old little boy with the kind of personality that spreads happiness and joy to those lucky enough to meet him.  Before we share Matthew’s beautiful life, here is a little bit of information on autism. Autism is a …

iheartoc Giving Day

From 6am on April 27 until noon on April 28, you’ll have 30 hours to give where your heart lives! Support UCP-OC during this time and your donation will go even further to helping kids like Carter live a Life Without Limits, because the Orange County Community Foundation is offering matching funds as well as …