UCP Mission Statement
The mission of UCP of Greater Cleveland is to empower children and adults with disabilities to advance their independence, productivity and inclusion in the community. 

Our History
In 1950, UCP of Greater Cleveland was formed by a group of determined parents who saw few true opportunities for their children with cerebral palsy. During this time, it was often recommended that individuals with disabilities be placed in institutional settings rather than live with their families and be contributing members of the community. The parents that founded UCP knew that their children, and all individuals with disabilities, had a right to the most productive and inclusive life possible and joined together to make this a reality. What began as a loosely-knit group of programs consisting of a nursery school, a summer camp for children, a social-recreational program for adults, and a mother's club has evolved into an accredited, high impact, thriving organization meeting the complex health and social challenges facing children and adults with a range of disabilities. UCP today provides a continuum of services throughout Greater Cleveland ranging from pediatric therapy, family-focused case management and education, as well as employment opportunities and community integration services for adults.

Our Vision
Our vision is to be the premier provider of life span services to individuals with disabilities to afford them equal opportunities in daily living, work and community settings.  Our clients will live happy, healthy and enriched lives.

Who We Serve
UCP of Greater Cleveland typically serves over 1,500 children and adults every year.  While the agency initially served only children with cerebral palsy, we are now a network of support for people with a wide spectrum of disabilities including but not limited to, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, genetic disorders, intellectual disability, among others.

How to Get Involved
Follow us on social media:
     FacebookInstagram, and Twitter: @ucpcleveland 
     LinkedIn: @ucp-of-greater-cleveland

Refer individuals to UCP who could benefit from our services. More information can be found on our website at https://www.ucpcleveland.org/
 
Donate to programs that support children and adults with a wide range of disabilities at https://www.ucpcleveland.org/donate/donate-2

Due to COVID, volunteer opportunities are currently very limited. Email us at info@ucpcleveland.org to stay in touch and receive more information once our volunteer program resumes.

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