Written by Carolina Hernandez, University of Central Florida
UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Central Florida is a service that provides SET (Support, Education, and Therapy) for individuals with not only Cerebral Palsy, but with disabilities such as Autism, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Speech Delays, Vision and Hearing Impairments. UCP of Central Florida serves individuals from birth to the age of 21. The support portion of UCP of Central Florida focuses on meeting with families and creating unique plans and finding resources to help understand and advocate for the individual. They also hold family counseling and inclusive events or “fun nights” to help create a better bond for the individual and their family. UCP of Central Florida is proud to have a tuition free Charter school with a curriculum that integrates Technology, Arts, and Project Based Learning. On top of these, they also provide Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy on-site. Besides the therapy they provide at their charter school, they also provide a wide variety of more specific therapies such as their Physical Therapy services (Motor-planning, Seating/Wheelchair Clinic, Postural Training, and over 15 more), their Speech Therapy services (Cochlear Implants Therapy, Feeding/Swallowing Therapy, Articulation Therapy, and 15 others), and their Occupational Therapy services (Social Skills Training, Fine Motor Skills Training, Pre-Writing/Writing Skills, and over 15 more). There are seven campuses over Central Florida, including one in Lake Mary. UCP of Central Florida is an incredible service that can help many families and individuals with disabilities in the Orlando area. For more information, check out their website!