United cerebral palsy of Nebraska
About United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska
Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder of the motor control areas of the developing brain. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. There is no cure for cerebral palsy; however, treatments that reduce the symptoms can improve quality of life. UCP of Nebraska provides education, advocacy, grants and social programs to individuals and their families with cerebral palsy and similar disorders.
Programs & Services Offered
Tech Tools – A Developmental Technology Library: Libraries are located throughout the state and offer a wide variety of adapted toys, equipment and devices to individuals of all ages with developmental delays and physical challenges.
Client Assistance Grants are provided to qualified families and individuals with cerebral palsy and similar disorders to promote independence, encourage empowerment, enhancement of mobility and improve quality of living through support to caregivers and/or improvements to living environments. Grants help with things such as adaptive equipment, assistive technology, transportation and home or vehicle modifications.
Family Focus is a series of events intended for individuals in the community with special needs and their immediate family members. This program offers activities as well as an opportunity to draw strength and knowledge from others facing similar challenges.
Toy Adapting Workshop: Hands-on workshops located throughout Nebraska on how to modify everyday toys for all ages and abilities.
Caregiver retreat: UCP Nebraska collaborates with other organizations to plan and host a day for anyone providing care, support or advocacy for another to reflect, re-energize and relax.
Did You Know?
About 764,000 children and adults currently have Cerebral Palsy.
About 500,000 children under age of 18 currently have Cerebral Palsy.
About two to three children out of every 1,000 have Cerebral Palsy (United States studies have yielded rates as low as 2.3 per 1,000 children to as high as 3.6 per 1,000 children).
About 10,000 babies born each year will develop Cerebral Palsy.
Around 8,000 to 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed per year with Cerebral Palsy.
Around 1,200 to 1,500 preschool-aged children are diagnosed per year with Cerebral Palsy.
You Can Help
$7 helps support the Tech Tools Developmental Library.
$50 provides materials and supplies for a toy-adapting workshop to help modify everyday toys for all ages and abilities.
$100 supports the Caregiver retreat, which provides emotional, physical and mental respite that is essential to a family or professional caregiver.
$500 pays for half of a Client Assistance Grant, which helps with things such as adaptive equipment, assistive technology, transportation and home or vehicle modifications.
Dollars at Work
25 people attended a toy adapting workshop.
75 people attended a caregiver retreat.
2,750 people used a Tech Tools Developmental Library.
65 people received information and referral.
41 people received a client assistance grant.
More than 2,600 people attended one of 10 Family Focus events.
22 people attended an education conference.
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