Reflections on the Lives of People with Disabilities in China

[Image description : A 26 year old woman with black hair sitting on a gray rock with mountains in the background, smiling at the camera.]   Since I was born and raised in mainland China, some of my foreign friends used to ask me, “why do I never see people with disabilities in China? Does…

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UCP Interns Visit the White House

  (Image description: Six women in their 20s posing at the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Three of them have dark hair and three have light hair. Five are standing and one is in a wheelchair.)    As a representative of United Cerebral Palsy’s National Office, I was able to attend the White…

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“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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5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

  [Image Description: A girl with light skin, blonde hair and glasses, wearing a blue dress and scarf smiling at the camera] This post was written by Karin Hitselberger, UCP’s Public Education Associate, and reflects her personal experiences as a young woman living with CP.   March 25 is National Cerebral  Palsy Awareness Day. I’ve been…

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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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The [dis]ABLED InsideOut Project


UCP recently had the pleasure of meeting filmmaker, Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes, who is aiming to help raise awareness about [dis]abilities through her [dis]ABLED InsideOut project, beginning with a “Gathering Day” on May 30 in downtown Manhattan…

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The Importance of MS Awareness Month

MSAA Awareness Month

Sarah Masino, Community Relations Coordinator at the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recently spoke with United Cerebral Palsy, discussing multiple sclerosis (MS) and the importance of MS Awareness Month…

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