Happy National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!

Today is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, a day that is very important to us here at UCP-OC. UCP-OC was originally founded in 1953 to help people of all ages that are affected by cerebral palsy (CP). UCP-OC now observes a greater demand to serve children with all types of disabilities, and that demand includes CP. …

Celebrating World Rare Disease Day

World Rare Disease Day is annually held on the last day of February in order to bring awareness to the general public, policy makers, health professionals and anyone with an interest in rare diseases. For those affected by a rare disease, this is their day to share their story. In honor of World Rare Disease …

Latest Edition of the Connections Newsletter

The last 6 months have been full of excitement at UCP-OC. Check out our semi-annual Connections newsletter to read how UCP-OC helped Zachary find his words. Learn how you can make an impact for children and families affected by disabilities. Meet our newest board member, Laura Meier. Click here to read the UCP-OC Winter 2015 Newsletter.

New Year, New Opportunities for a Life Without Limits

We hope you enjoyed the holidays! With each new year comes new opportunity to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families. Thank you for being an important part of this mission. With your help, we served 3,800 children and families last year and provided more …

Give a Life Without Limits to families like Tosh and Jody

Dear Friend, “My only goal was for us to survive. Without UCP-OC, I would’ve been totally lost. They helped me to understand a whole new world where each child and family has a different set of needs,” says Jody Weisberg. Jody’s son Tosh was delivered stillborn by emergency C-section after an embolism took his mother’s life. Miraculously doctors …

Golf Tournament Featured in OCBJ

We are so grateful to all who made out 21st Annual Autumn Golf Classic a huge success! Special thanks to our committee, Chris Deason, Dennis Kuhl, Michael Marshall, Michele Maryott, Blair Minnis, and Scott Pievac, and all of our sponsors, who are recognized in the ad. Shoutout to our top sponsors: D.L.D. Insurance Brokers, Inc., …

Carter is Stepping Up For UCP-OC

In honor of STEPtember, which starts today, we’re highlighting Carter, an absolutely adorable two-and-a-half-year-old with global developmental delay who receives physical, occupational and speech therapy and participates in Talk Play Learn group at UCP-OC. His family has committed to walk 10,000 steps per day from September 2-29 to raise funds and awareness for UCP-OC. At …

Volunteer Spotlight – Dimitri Ingram

Summer is abuzz at UCP-OC with volunteers who commit their free time to helping children with disabilities live a Life Without Limits, and college student Dimitri Ingram spent 3 days per week for 2 months dedicated to promoting our Steptember Wellness Challenge, which starts tomorrow, and helping with Bike Camp. When asked about his favorite …

Ride On, Bike Campers!

From August 10-14, 2015, 35 children and young adults with special needs and 120 volunteers came together at Soka University for UCP-OC’s annual Bike Camp, hosted in partnership with Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. Learning to ride a bike is a quintessential childhood experience, but it can be especially challenging for children with special …