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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

Child of the Month: September

Kaitlyn School is started this week, and Kaitlyn can’t wait to start her year off as a sophomore in high school, she loves being around her peers. Kaitlyn was born 2 months premature and spent her first 5 weeks in the hospital. In 1997 she was diagnosed with CP, and that’s where the family’s relationship […]

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth

A revolutionary documentary has entered the world through the hard work of director Ray Ellis. This highly regarded film master has addressed a topic that is common in our daily lives: how can children and teens with cerebral palsy thrive in public schools? The documentary follows the lives of three children with cerebral palsy and […]