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 …

UCP News Brief

This week many of interesting articles have caught my eye, and although I posted a couple of them on our Facebook page I thought I would share them with you all in one place.  A few of these came from the UCP SmartBrief, so as I receive the SmartBrief monthly I will make sure to share it with you …

Child of the Month: November

November 2012: Wyatt Four years ago, we noticed our sweet 6 month-old son missing developmental milestones, and we began to search frantically for a cause. Our answer was clear, yet one we struggled to accept. Our son, Wyatt, was diagnosed with hypotonic cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is damage to the brain that affects the …

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County Therapists Participate in Cortical Visual Impairment Training

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County Therapists Participate in Cortical Visual Impairment Training Led by: Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy The therapy team at United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC) made a clinical educational leap forward with significant support from Abbott Medical Optics by participating in a unique therapeutic training for Cortical Visual Impairment. The training …

Resouces for Parents & Family

Happy Friday to all our UCP-OC blog enthusiasts! This post stems from a conversation with a parent, who although is a part of our Parent Email Network was not aware of a number of very valuable resources for a parent with special needs. Below we will cover 3 resources, Brave Kids (A new resource that is especially …

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. …

Child of the Month | July 2012

Savi Savi Costa is a 22 month-old little girl with an infectious smile, loving spirit and has a fascination with the beads Miss Beth puts in front of her to grab. She loves to read. While her mother is reading to her, she pretends she is reading out loud right along with mom. Savi was born …

Affordable Care Act

“Big news yesterday as the Supreme Court upheld and passed The Affordable Care Act. A critical step towards improving access to care for children with disabilities.” -Cathleen Collins, CEO United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County The Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, upholding the law and ensuring …

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 …