August 29, 2018
Years ago, a mom of Adapted Physical Education student and some Special Olympians asked Monica Lepore, a Special Olympics coach, if she knew about any Inclusive Higher Education programs. Many of her Special Olympians were graduating from high school and asked why their local college, West Chester University, did not have a program for them. Read more
August 2, 2018
After 3 years of fertility drugs, Mearl and Tina gave up on trying to get pregnant. They thought all hope was lost when suddenly, Tina was pregnant. It was a miracle! Nine months later, Tina went into labor at home and Mearl drove her to the hospital. Tina had a traumatic birthing experience. The baby’s heartbeat was lost a couple of times. The attending physician kept putting off a C-section. When the heartbeat flat-lined, the physician decided it was time for a crash C-section.
July 12, 2018
Mr. Nagle was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings, the fifth largest prescription benefit managers nationally at the time, before it was acquired by the Rite Aid Corporation. Read more
February 24, 2018
UCP was started in Sacramento in 1955 by parents who had a child born with a brain injury – cerebral palsy. At that time, the assumption was that they would put their child into state institutional care. These parents wanted a different life for their children. Those parents did not want their children in institutional care – forgotten by society. They wanted their children home and in community.
This dream led to the establishment of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Sacramento Area, Inc. The agency began in March 1955 as a small group of parents. Those parents obtained a $500 loan from the State UCP office and began making their dream for their children come true in Sacramento. Read more