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 …

Success Story | Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child

  We recently received a few success stories from one of our Parenting Classes, Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child. This is a story of encouragement and we hope it will ecourage you! I recently attended Debra Ann’s refresher class after originally attending the Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child Class Series 2 1/2 years ago.Our son …

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 …

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 …

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

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. …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Summer has officially arrived and things are changing here at UCP-OC! We have two new employees (one being me) and a desire to really get to know you! (our lovely families at UCP-OC) So as we get to know you, its only fair you learn a little more about me! I wrote a little blurb …

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 …

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 …