Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hi Everyone! Katy here, a local college student who is always writing, sharing, and learning about cerebral palsy since I also have CP! I just recently participated in the World CP Challenge, a global, month-long fundraiser that works to raise awareness and educate participants about CP. In addition, participants dedicate this entire month to their own […]

Child of the Month….and Volunteer of the Month

November 2013: Andrew & Natalie Cernius With Thanksgiving coming up, we have much to be thankful for this month of November. We would like to kick off our month of thankfulness by featuring Andrew Cernius as our Child of the Month and Natalie Cernius as our first Volunteer of the Month! We could not be more […]

Physical Therapy Month

In honor of National Physical Therapy Month (yay October!), we want to do a fun/informative post. 10 signs that you’re a Pediatric Physical Therapist 10- You are used to answering the question, “What?? Why do kids need physical therapy?” after someone asks what you do. 9- You get excited to wear fun socks to work […]

World CP Day, Child of the Month: October 2013

October 2013: Wyatt With World CP Day being this past Wednesday, October 2nd we thought it would be fun to feature a very special boy with CP again and give you a bit of an update on what the therapists at UCP-OC are currently working on to make sure he lives a Life Without Limits!    On […]

UCP News Brief

Disability Update Children with genetic disorder may be misdiagnosed with autism As many as 50% of children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome were diagnosed with autism, but U.S. researchers found that none of the 29 children with the deletion disorder met the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in […]

Child of the Month: September 2013

September 2013: Aya We first met Aya in March 2013 when her family flew “across the pond” from England so that she could receive services from UCP-OC. Aya is almost three years old and has an undeniable smile and the cutest little walker you will ever see!  Her difficulties with balance due to her CP and different […]

Life’s a Journey with CP and Me

Hi Everyone at UCP-OC! Katy here—I just returned from UCP-OC’s bike camp at Soka University in Aliso Viejo (where I am going into my 3rd year for my BA!) For those of you who are unfamiliar with the week-long camp, it is put on by iCanShine, a national organization that provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for […]

Life Without Limits Gala 2013

What an event!! United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County marked its 60th year at our annual black tie Life Without Limits gala on May 10th at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.  Their 2013 Impact Award was presented to Michael K. Hayde, CEO of Western National Group, for his leadership in the community and […]

A Mother’s Reflection on UCP-OC

In a class assignment, one of our parents was asked to describe how parents of children “go through” the stages of grief. After sharing her heartfelt and emotional answer on how she views UCP-OC, we were left speechless and eager to share with our families. We hope you enjoy it and can connect with her […]

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me: National Siblings Day

Hi All, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far, in commemoration of National Sibling Day (earlier this week) I am going to talk about having siblings and what that means to me and CP. I have an identical twin sister, Sara, an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Daisy. None of […]