“I Fall A lot:” What CP Awareness Means to Me

Kaitlyn Meuser

[Image description: Young woman with straight red hair, wearing thick-rimmed purple glasses. She is smiling widely at the camera.] This blog post was written by Kaitlyn Meuser, UCP’s Marketing Specialist. She is a young woman living with Cerebral Palsy. This blog reflects her personal experience.  I was diagnosed with Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP) at…

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The Story of Two “Brothers”

Gabriel Forsythe y Korzeniewicz, Program Manager of UCP’s Life Labs, created this video with his brother, Adrián, and good friend, Jake. It was originally intended as an entry in a video contest being held by a local Down syndrome nonprofit. Adrián has Down syndrome and the contest was meant to demonstrate the unique sibling relationship…

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Put Yourself on the Map for World CP Day!

    World CP Day – October 7, 2015   Join United Cerebral Palsy by putting yourself on the map for World CP Day. On October 7, we will tell the world that WE ARE HERE. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most misunderstood physical disabilities, and very often, the voices of those with CP…

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On being 25 with a Disability: How the ADA Helped Me Use My Voice

Kaitlyn Meuser

This guest post was written by UCP’s Marketing Specialist, Kaitlyn Meuser. She is a 25-year-old woman living with cerebral palsy. This guest blog reflects her personal opinions.     I was born at the very tail end of 1989, and all of my life experiences have occurred in a world shaped by the Americans with Disabilities…

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The ADA: A New Kind of Constitution

This guest post was written by UCP’s Manager of Institutional Giving, D’Arcee Neal.  While we here at UCP acknowledge and celebrate all of the great changes and opportunities that have been provided to people living with disabilities because of the passage of the ADA, we also want to acknowledge that there is much work left to do. This guest…

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Golden State of Mind

This guest post was written by UCP’s Programs and Outreach Intern, Matt Golden “I had visions of making a classic, then [sic] my world turned black,” says the rapper, The Game. While lying on my hospital bed, his lyrics seemed almost strangely prophetic. After traveling halfway across the country to attend George Washington University in…

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Access to Soccer Stadiums in the United States

Soccer stadium

One of the fastest growing sports in America is football, or as we Yanks like to call it, soccer. With the final of the last World Cup drawing a record-breaking 26 million viewers in the United States (U.S.), it is clear that soccer is on the rise. Accordingly, attendances at Major League Soccer (MLS) matches have risen as well. Whether you are like us and stand in the Barra Brava supporters section (D.C. United’s most enthusiastic fans) at RFK Stadium or prefer sitting in a more neutral environment, going to a soccer game is exciting and enjoyable. However, for people with disabilities, sports stadiums and soccer venues can pose one huge problem: Accessibility…

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Participants Needed for Research Study on Accessibility

Researchers from the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE) at the College at Brockport, State University of New York are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of hotels and accommodation facilities with the life experiences of people with disabilities. They are seeking…

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