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UCP Central PA

At UCP Central PA, "Life Without Limits" is much more than a slogan. It's a goal we strive to help our consumers achieve 24/7, year in and year out. While our name -- United Cerebral Palsy -- would seem to suggest otherwise, our consumers come to us with a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. The reality is this: the vast majority of the people we serve have a condition other than cerebral palsy.

Over the past 60 years, UCP Central PA has been meeting the needs of individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and special needs, at every stage of life - from pediatric to geriatric. With our comprehensive array of programs and services, we can help you achieve greater independence in areas as varied as education, employment, housing, and social and recreational activities.

UCP Foundation of Central PA

The UCP Foundation of Central PA (the Foundation) was established in 2006 to support and sustain the programs and services provided by UCP Central PA. The Foundation financially supports and shares UCP’s mission of assisting infants, children, youth, and adults, with disabilities, and their families, achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.

Options Childcare & Preschool

Options Childcare and Preschool is a Mission-based Service of UCP Central PA

Options Childcare & Preschool provides a rich classroom environment where children from six weeks to five years are encouraged to learn and grow.

Options Childcare & Preschool also provides opportunities for children to develop important social skills through unique play experiences and creative activities. By pairing typically developing children alongside children with special needs, Options nurtures a sense of compassion and cooperation rather than competition.

Changing Hands

The Changing Hands equipment reuse program provides AT equipment and devices to PA residents of all ages who are not able to obtain the necessary equipment through any other means.

If you have a need for equipment, but do not have the financial means to obtain it, we encourage you to check out Changing Hands. If your insurance does not cover certain equipment… or if you have an immediate need but must wait out a grace period before coverage commences… Changing Hands can help.

Our goal is to provide you with the equipment or device(s) you need to become as independent as possible at home, at work, at school, or at play. All our equipment is provided to you on a first come, first served basis, FREE OF CHARGE.

Ready, Set, Go for Health

Ready Set Go for Health: Providing Educators, Families, and Students with Easy Access to Exercise and Nutrition

The READY (Resources for Exercise Activities & Diet for You) Project was started by a group of community volunteers working on working a related grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage healthy lifestyles among children with disabilities and to reduce their risk of obesity.

The group created the Ready Set Go for Health website to provide children and parents with the resources needed to assist them to lead healthier lives, including exercise videos, nutrition tips, and other helpful resources.

Capital Home Care

Capital Home Care provides in-home personal care and other support services for adults with disabilities who need assistance to accomplish daily living tasks. We also provide care for older adults who are facing the challenges of aging and are in need of some additional assistance.

Whether you’re 18 or 108, Capital Home Care's program of independent living supports is directed by you... based upon what you need... in the comfort and convenience of your own surroundings.


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