When caring for an individual with a developmental disability, it’s often hard to know where to turn for information and resources. That’s why at UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, we’ve compiled the following information to a wide range of resources and services currently available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Developmental Disabilities Served by UCP
Learn more about the types of developmental disabilities that UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) serves. Find out more about the programs and services available through UCP and discover additional informational resources available for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Laws and Advocacy
At UCP, we work to advocate for common sense legislation that supports and protects people with a broad range of developmental disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities and their families deserve opportunities to achieve their goals, just like everyone else. Learn more about laws and advocacy efforts for individuals with disabilities.
Taking the First Step to Help
When diagnosed with a developmental disability, UCP provides specific steps that parents and caregivers can take to ensure your child—and the whole family—has the care and support needed to live a life without limits. Learn more about the steps and resources available
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act FAQs
The basic premise of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is that every child is entitled to a free, appropriate public education. Have more questions? View UCP’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about IDEA here.
UCP has extensive resources for people with developmental disabilities to help them gain and maintain employment. UCP has just as many resources available for employers who are interested in providing access and opportunities to people with disabilities. Whether you’re a job seeker, or you’re an employer seeking to learn more about workplace accommodations, the following employment resources can help. Learn more about resources for employees and employers.
Parent & Caregiver Resources
When caring for an individual with a developmental disability, parents, family members and caregivers often need support. Whether support comes in the form of respite care or connecting to a network of individuals, UCP has tools and programs that can help. Learn more about the tools and resources available.
Health & Wellness Resources
For individuals with developmental disabilities, access to health care services can often be problematic. Many people with disabilities are uninsured or underinsured. Learn more about how to navigate the healthcare system and discover the possibilities for healthcare coverage including Medicare and Medicaid. View UCP’s resources for health and wellness.
Finding an adequate, affordable housing option that meets your personal needs and budget is tough for most people, and even tougher for someone with disabilities who often face accessibility and discrimination issues. Learn more about housing resources available to you.
Outdoor Activity Resources
The Sacramento region offers so much to do and see, but for individuals with developmental disabilities, it’s often hard to find accessible options for enjoying activities in the great outdoors. Click here for helpful links and ideas on accessible options for getting outside.
Research & Statistics
Although UCP does not conduct or fund clinical research, we have compiled a comprehensive listing of research studies, data, and statistics related to a variety of developmental disabilities. Find current data and statistics here.
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Links to resources for accessible vehicles and accessories, specialized clothing and footwear, specialized home modification, and rehabilitation technology and furniture.