Our National Affiliation to United Cerebral Palsy


United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) was formed in 1950. Among its founders were many parents of children with cerebral palsy. Seven years later, the UCP Research and Educational Foundation, Inc. was established to stimulate and fund research and the train personnel.

Today, it is a nationwide network of approximately 64 state and local voluntary agencies (UCP affiliates) that provides services, conducts public and professional education programs, and supports research in cerebral palsy. An estimated 1,750,000 volunteers donate time and energy to UCP, assisting in all facets of affiliate and national programs.

A few facts about UCP:

  • UCP is the second 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