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History of UCP National

History of UCPA at National

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a nationwide network of approximately 93 state and local voluntary agencies (UCP affiliates) that provide services, conduct public and professional education programs and support research in cerebral palsy. Among its founders were many parents of children with cerebral palsy. United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., the national organization, was formed in 1950 to coordinate and assist affiliates. Seven years later, the UCP Research and Educational Foundation, Inc. was established to stimulate and fund research and the training of personnel. An estimated 1,750,000 volunteers donate time and energy to UCP, assisting in all facets of affiliate and national programs.

Did you know that nationally. . .

UCP is the 2nd largest non-profit health care organization in the United States and is the nation’s leader in the disability field

UCP makes a major difference in people’s lives, providing services to more than 30,000 people a day, 65% of whom do not have cerebral palsy

UCP is one of America’s most financially responsible charities. Eighty-three cents out of every dollar is spent on programs and services

UCP is supported by a family of long-term corporate sponsors that provides an extensive range of support and commitment