Child of the Month: April 2012

Dylan Dylan is a determined 4 year-old boy, who has a spirit filled with joy, and a face that is always adorned with a smile and the cutest dimples. To match his determination, he is quite the accomplished daredevil. Despite his young age and physical restrictions, at the age of three he learned to ride …

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 …

Child of the Month: March 2012

Alyna Alyna is the youngest of four and unlike many of our children, was carried to full term and born at 7lbs. At nine months, her doctor discovered that she was not meeting her milestones; her arms and legs were locked and she didn’t move from side to side. One week after finding out she …

October Child of the Month: Alexa

Alexa Alexa is an 18 month-old with the cutest pony-tails on the top of her head. Her smile melts your heart and you cannot help but smile back! Even better, Alexa knows exactly what to do when a camera is present. Lights, camera, action…she’s a star! Alexa even knows how to perform behind a camera too! …

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! …

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. …