Join Us for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Twitter Chat March 24th!
Join UCP for a special Twitter chat in honor of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month on March 24th at 2:00 pm EST. This chat aims to bring together self-advocates and support networks to discuss how CP impacts and intersects our lives. Join in and follow along with the conversation by following the UCP national office on Twitter @UCPnational and by using #CPCan.


UCP of Greater Cleveland Client Takes to the Ice
26-year-old Sharita Taylor will be competing at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria this month. When she’s not competing in figure skating or ice dancing, Sharita is also a clent of UCP of Greater Cleveland. On the Voices of UCP blog, we share Sharita’s journey and explore her experience.

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UCP Winter Intern Shares her Experiences Living and Working in Washington, DC
UCP’s Winter Intern, Tanya Kantak talks about her experience living in Washington, DC and interning for the UCP national office. She shares the challenges she faced, the parts of her internship that she enjoyed the most, and what she will take with her to be a better advocate for individuals with disabilities. You can find out more about Tanya and the UCP internship program on the My Life Without Limits blog. Read More…

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Preventive Care and Living With a Disability
For individuals living with disabilities, finding accessible and effective preventive care can be uniquely challenging. In the next “We Need to Talk About…” blog, we explore techniques for improving your experience with primary care providers and underscore the importance of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Read More…


Check out Highlights from the First “Speak for Yourself” Twitter Chat
Missed the first “Speak for Yourself” Twitter chat on Self-Advocacy? Check out highlights from the chat on Storify, and be sure to follow the UCP national office on Twitter (@UCPNational) and visit the “Speak for Yourself” page on My Life Without Limits to join us in our next chat. You can still add your voice to the self-advocacy and health conversation by using #UCPSFY!


Policy Update  


Participants need for the 2017 FINDS Survey


Our friends at The Arc are inviting people to participate in the 2017 FINDS survey. The goal of the survey is to learn more about the experiences of parents and family members who provide support to a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability. For more information and to take the survey, please go here.







Mission Club at Lacordaire Academy raises funds for UCP!
Students in the Mission Club work together to create a wonderful bazaar with games, prizes and great food.  Each grade competes to raise the most money for a particular cause, or charity, and a portion of the money raised goes to that cause.  This is a favorite tradition among the students and families of Lacordaire. This year they raised $1,700 for United Cerebral Palsy. Read More…



National Center on Disability and Journalism Releases Updated Web Accessibility Tips
The National Center on Disability and Journalism has released an updated version of web accessibility tips. The guide includes resources, alternative text and tags, HTML, information on Section 508, and much more. Check out the tips for creating a more accessible website here.




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