Life Without Limits Gala a Huge Success

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County proudly hosted the 2014 Life Without Limits Gala this past Friday, May 9. The event was a great success, raising more than $435,000 for UCP-OC’s core programs benefiting nearly 4,000 children and families affected by disabilities in our community. Guests enjoyed live music, a photo booth, extensive live and silent auctions, […]

UCP-OC 2014 Life Without Limits Gala Video

Recent studies show a staggering statistic that 1 in 6 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a developmental disability. UCP-OC proudly serves the 1 in 6 children in our community that make up this statistic.   Learn more about the services UCP-OC provides:

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 […]

Child of the Month: February 2014

Lance: February 2014 Lance is almost 3 years-old, and his bubbling personality and joyous spirit will capture your heart immediately. Lance loves trains, and his favorite food is pizza—with heartfelt thanks to his occupational therapist, Ria, who has introduced him successfully to a variety of foods. At therapy, Lance loves to finger paint and do […]

Debunking Respite Care Myths – A look into UCP-OC’s Respite Care Program

Did you know that UCP-OC can be your respite care provider? As a RCOC recognized professional respite agency, UCP-OC currently provides respite care for 330 throughout Orange County. Our 107 respite caregivers have an annual accumulation of 46,273 hours! What is Respite? According to the Regional Center OC, the state of California will provide respite […]

Will you be our Valentine?

Your love lasts longer than roses, and is sweeter than candy. This Valentine’s Day give the gift of a Life Without Limits! Together we can create a Life Without Limits & provide children with disabilities the critical services they require.  Children are the heart of our organization. Will you share your heart with them? Thank […]

Child of the Month: January 2014

January 2014: Kolby “Gotta say hello to the ladies!” Kolby is a 6 year-old charmer who already knows the value of making the rounds to say hello to the ladies.  If his charisma and drawing personality doesn’t get you, his smile will. Kolby’s infectious grin will turn any day around! Three years ago Kolby entered […]

The Holidays with a Special Needs Child (part 2)

We posted this on our Facebook page around Thanksgiving, but we think it is worth repeating. Article from About.com Holidays have always been times that families join together to share in traditions. Family traditions promote positive emotional development in children. They help children feel connectedness to others and develop a family’s sense of identity. Whether […]

The Holidays with a Special Needs Child

College Students Making a Difference for Children with Disabilities this Holiday Season Sixteen students at the University of Georgia are helping to make sure children of all abilities can enjoy the holiday season– by creating toys specifically designed for children with motor disabilities. The students are taking an assistive technology class called “Geeks With a […]

Child of the Month: December 2013

December 2013: Brooke Brooke ended her first evening at the Friday Night Club telling us she met a friend; something we had never heard her say before. At 15 months of age, we learned our daughter Brooke would have challenges ahead of her. Now 16 and with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, social interactions with peers are […]