Child of the Month – June 2012

Steven “The party was a dream come true. I never thought this day would come… UCP-OC empowered me to experience a birthday party I thought might not be possible for my son.” – Verna Espinoza    Steven Espinoza is an 11 year-old with a sincere spirit that continually touches the lives of those around him. …

Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Better Hearing and Speech month is here! For those of you that did not know, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! UCP-OC will be celebrating by highlighting our special needs programs that tailor to kids with speech-language disabilities. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has been celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month every May since 1927; …

Life Without Limits Gala: through the eyes of a child

Our Life Without Limits Gala is next week! http://www.ucp-oc.org/gala When: Saturday, April 28th 2012 Where: Balboa Bay Club and Resort, Newport Beach Why: This is our key fundraising event of the year! Come and support our organization and children with disabilities.   Our Annual Gala will be held next Saturday, April 28th at the Balboa Bay …

Kodak Moment!

For the month of April, we are having a very special Facebook Photo Contest! During April, Autism Awareness Month, UCP-OC is partnering with Grandma Lucy’s premier pet food and will be raffling off a basket filled with Grandma Lucy’s all organic pet food and treats. Here’s how you can enter: 1.      Post a …

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 …

Babysitting Bridget

The Music Addition       Written by: Ellie  Bridget, Cathy and I were on my front doorstep a few weekends ago, and Bridget was excited. I didn’t actually realize why until Cathy said the word “piano”. Immediately, Bridget began clapping and repeating “piano, piano!” The door opened, she reached towards the bench, and we …

Mission Possible : Bike Camp 2011

  “I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like”  -Queen Take a moment and imagine; an open bike path along the beach, wind in your hair, the sound of the waves breaking next to you and your …

Child of the Month

Here at UCP-OC we treat some incredible children with disabilities ranging from mild to severe. I hear stories all the time about the treatments that children are getting and milestones that are being reached because of UCP-OC. With all of these stories I thought we should have a place to showcase these children and their incredible feats. …

New in Assistive Technology

The Apple iPad…it’s as though the word is just lingering in the air today. Why is that you ask? The new iPad 2 comes out today! This means that there is a new iPad available, but you can also find the first iPad at a much more affordable price! The new iPad promotional video even …