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 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 […]

My Child Without Limits: June Newsletter

Helpful Tips for Raising Healthy Families With the rising increase in obesity in the United States, it is no wonder mothers are becoming more concerned about raising healthy children. Today’s economy tends to overindulge in fast food restaurants, participating in unhealthy eating habits, and lacking the motivation to stay physically active through daily exercise which […]

My Child Without Limits December Newsletter

The holidays are upon us! Here are some good tips for the holidays and we found the piece about preemies very interesting. Preemies are Still Facing Severe Disabilities Despite healthcare and medical advances between 1995 and 2006, virtually the same percentage of babies born premature in those years developed some type of severe disability. The […]

Child of the Month: October

October 2012: Celine Celine is a very happy and sociable 11 year-old, but over the years Celine has overcome many challenges.  When she was only 4 months old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her right brain.  A surgery was performed to remove the tumor, and another surgery to place a shunt in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Have you heard of the Friday Night Club?

Teenagers are a growing demographic of special needs individuals in Orange County. This past summer, a mother daughter volunteer team, led by Natalie Cernius, formed a club and met a need that is often overlooked. The Friday Night Club was created for the sole purpose of creating a safe place for upwards of 60 special […]

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 […]

Policemen, Firemen, Sirens OH MY!

I remember being a child and watching in wonder as the fire trucks drove by, sirens blaring as they rushed to put out a fire. Being a girl I didn’t dream of being a Firefighter, but I did relish the idea of a trip to the fire station to learn about how they put out fires! […]