Seasons Greetings from all of us at UCP!

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Greetings!

 

Welcome to United Cerebral Palsy’s (UCP) “Life Without Limits Newsletter!”

 

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Armando Contreras, UCP National’s President and CEO. It has been an honor these past 1 ½ years to be in this leadership role and I am looking forward to celebrating our 70th year anniversary with you in 2019.

 

Prior to my new role with National, I was the CEO of UCP of Central Arizona where over 3,000 children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and various conditions received vital services and programs.

 

In the short time I have been at the National Office, UCP National’s Team, Board of Trustees and Committees have focused its efforts on promoting our 64 Affiliate Members that offer essential and critical health services in the United States and Canada. Please log on to our new and revamped website: www.ucp.org for information on UCP’s National Network. While this site begins Phase II of construction and design, you will still be able to access UCP Affiliate information and resources.

 

Furthermore, UCP has solidified partnerships with key organizations to share their knowledge, resources, and expertise with the disability community.

(Screenshots from Elevation 0M YouTube Video)

These collaborations include highly respected organizations such as ADAPT Community Network, a leading human service non-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting-edge programs and services for people with disabilities. ADAPT is currently reconstructing UCP’s mychildwithoutlimits.org website. This site will be unveiled in the very near future by ADAPT providing a plethora of resources to parents searching for invaluable information and research on disabilities. Another significant collaborator of ours is the CP Foundation (CPF) leading the way in research, innovation and collaboration for people with disabilities. Also, we have built a strong partnership with the American Network Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). ANCOR is a nonprofit supporting over one million individuals with disabilities. Their focus is shaping policy and advocating for services providers that support the lives of people with disabilities.

 

Lastly, my sincere gratitude to the UCP National Affiliate Network that provides services to over 176,000 individuals on a daily basis from early intervention, home community-based services, employment, training, housing, transportation, schools, hospitals (just to name of few programs) is making a significant impact in our society and exemplifying a…”Life Without Limits.”

 

Please support our National Network by logging on to their donation pages at ucp.org

 

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!

 

 

Armando A. Contreras

President and CEO

JUSTIN GALLEGOS BECOMES FIRST ATHLETE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY TO SIGN A NIKE CONTRACT

 

Watch as cross-country runner, Justin Gallegos, is surprised with a Nike contract at the end of his team practice:

 

https://youtu.be/x4KC0nUmY4Y

 

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NEWS FROM UCP 

 

UCP 70th ANNIVERSARY

 

In 2019, UCP will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of United Cerebral Palsy. We have come a long way during these years and hope you will help us celebrate our journey of who we were to who we have become.

 

Click here to read more about our history.

 

 

UCP RECEIVES MAJOR BEQUEST

 

United Cerebral Palsy would like to recognize the generous gift received from the Estate of Elaine Dooman.

 

We are extremely grateful for Elizabeth Davies (grandmother,deceased), Elaine Dooman (mother, deceased), and Russell Dooman (surviving son) for designating United Cerebral Palsy as one of several beneficiaries of Dooman Estate.

 

Due to the remarkable generosity of the Dooman family, UCP received over 1.1 million dollars in support in 2018 which will help touch many lives of individuals with disabilities. We thank the Doorman family for believing in…Life without limits for people with disabilities.

RESOURCES AND INFO  

 

POLICY INITIATIVES WITH ANCOR
What Does It Mean for People with Disabilites to be Empowered?

Watch the video here.

MEDICAL RESEARCH
Here’s an interesting article regarding the Cerebral Palsy Reasearch Network (CPRN) and its study of genetic causes on cerebral palsy.

CPRN to Study Genetic Causes of Cerebral Palsy article link.

 

 

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MISSION MOMENTS 

 

FRONT LINE HEROES

Read how Easterseals | UCP of North Carolina and Virginia’s Front Line Heroes worked together as they battle a treacherous hurricane while working together to support their communities and people with disabilities.

 

Click here for full story.

DONOR GIVING

 

 

During this holiday season and time for giving, we ask YOU, our dedicated supporters to consider donating to UCP, or one of our 64 indepndent affiliates.

 

Nearly 176,000 individuals with disabilities and their families rely on UCP and its affiliates for services and resources. Your generous support will assist in offsetting the increasing costs of healthcare and the reduction of Medicaid reimbursements that affect the thousands of people living with a disability. The reality of costs surpass the reality of what is affordable.

 

Please click here to donate and know that you are helping provide a…Life without Limits for people with disabilities.