UCP of NYC
Understanding Disabilities, Creating Opportunities.
* About UCP/NYC
* Services Overview
* Mission Statement
* Some Important Facts About UCP/NYC and UCPA
Welcome to United Cerebral Palsy of New York City's World Wide Web site! In designing this site, we have considered the needs and interests of many potential users:
* people with disabilities and their families
* students and educators
* employees in the disability field
* individuals already involved with UCP as volunteers and contributors
* members of the general public who are curious about cerebral palsy, want to learn more, and are interested in getting involved
This site offers something for everyone. However, if it doesn't quite meet your needs and you have questions or suggestions, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-GIVE UCP, ext. 212 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and to constantly upgrading our web site.
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc. (UCP/NYC) is the leading nonprofit agency in New York City providing direct services, technology and advocacy to children and adults of all ages with cerebral palsy and related disabilities.
UCP/NYC was founded 56 years ago in 1946 by a concerned group of New York City parents with children who had cerebral palsy. This was at a time when institutionalization was one of the only "service" options available to families.
Frustrated by the absence of educational, medical and vocational services for their children, they banded together to create awareness and raise funds for their own network of community services. A movement was born that soon took on a national perspective with the founding of United Cerebral Palsy Associations of America in 1948, and later the National Research and Educational Foundation in 1963.