Spotlight: Tosh’s Life Without Limits with Therapy from UCP-OC

All of us at United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County are grateful for the opportunity to help children with disabilities to achieve their full potential, and we couldn’t do it without support from our community. Two-and-a-half-year-old Tosh is an example of the tremendous impact UCP-OC has on children born with or at risk for developing […]

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 […]

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 […]

UCP SmartBrief

Disability Update Virginia Tech clinic seeks new treatments for cerebral palsy The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has created the Neuromotor Research Clinic to find new treatments for cerebral palsy. A $4.2 million NIH grant will be used for a program that tracks 135 children with CP who will get high-intensity therapy for hemiparesis. The Roanoke Times […]

Do you have your team?

  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. REGISTRATION is OPEN 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 […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day!

  At long last, the countdown is over, and the day has finally arrived. Today we celebrate the first-ever World Cerebral Palsy Day and the kick-off of the World CP Challenge! These global campaigns are meant to serve as a catalyst for innovative change for the 17 million people living with CP across the globe. […]

Brave Kids–August Newsletter

Does Having a Pet Change Your Child’s Behavior? Think twice before telling your child “no” the next time he or she begs you for a furry friend. A new study evaluated the association between the presence or arrival of pets in families with an individual with autism and the changes in his or her social […]