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UCP National Affiliation

As part of one of the nation’s largest health charities, United Cerebral Palsy affiliates are leaders in providing innovative programs and services to more than 176,000 children and adults with disabilities every day. Our volunteers are engaged ambassadors helping us fulfill our mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. We make a difference not only in the lives of the children and adults we serve, but also in the communities we are a part of as employers contributing to local economies.

As one of the nation’s leading organizations serving and advocating for the more than 54 million Americans with disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy is an accredited organization known for our service-based, individual-focused approach. Our strength as a nationwide network grows out of a long history of service and unwavering commitment for more than 60 years to advancing the full citizenship of people with disabilities.


About UCP of Eastern Connecticut, Inc.

UCP of Eastern Connecticut, Inc. is Connecticut Corporation and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1947 serving individuals in the Eastern Connecticut area.

We offer adult day programs, residential programs, an extended day program, access to local services, an adaptive toy library and advocacy for people with physical and or developmental disabilities. Our staff is well trained, professional and committed to our Mission. 

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Our History

We were originally founded in 1947 to provide supports for children with cerebral palsy. We operated the "Little White Schoolhouse", a school for children with any disability, until 1992.

Today we offer adult day programs, residential programs, community outreach and referral, an adaptive toy library and advocacy for people with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Our staff is well trained, professional and committed to our Mission.

Our focus is on individualizing community based services to meet the needs and choices of the individual. Our expertise is in meeting the needs of people who may have medical challenges along with physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Our Board members, staff and, most importantly, the people receiving services, are available to answer questions and/or arrange visits. Please feel free to call for additional information. 

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

 

Dawn Mather

Pfizer

VICE PRESIDENT

Robert Silverstein

Miner & Silverstein Appraisals

TREASURER

James Harris

Northeast Utilities. Ret.

SECRETARY

Diana Deedy

Brainerd Memorial Library

DIRECTORS

Russell Sheikowitz -WB Mason

Patrick Kenny -Barnum Financial Group

Harry Colonis-Chelsea Groton Bank

Monica Garrity-Smith Insurance, Inc.

James Harris

Betsy Ritter-State Representative

Brenda Sullivan

Douglas Willett

Martha Gibson-Merrill Lynch

 


Vision

UCP of Eastern Connecticut, Inc. will be the premier agency in Eastern Connecticut advocating and enhancing independence by providing quality, cost effective and community based services for individuals with disabilities.

Mission

UCP of Eastern Connecticut’s Mission is to advance the independence and full citizenship of people with disabilities.

Purpose

  • Advocate for and protect the rights of individuals with disabilities
  • Provide community based, quality services
  • Create opportunities for choice and increase ability to manage personal needs
  • Provide information and access to available resources and services
  • Promote increased public awareness of person with disabilities