United Cerebral Palsy is partnered with many organizations across San Luis Obispo County to help deliver all types of services to people with disabilities. Our affiliates are partners across San Luis Obispo County represent a tremendously diverse range of talents and capacities all working to help create a community that embodies Life Without Limits for people with developmental disabilities.
Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a family resource center committed to supporting families of children with special needs and children who are risk for developmental delays. They provide support and educational instruction to parents of children with disabilities. Visit our PHP link to learn more about PHP, discover PHP’s resource centers and see a calendar of upcoming events.
Sports Without Limits is an exciting new program designed to introduce all types of sport to both adults and children with disabilities. Currently, Sports Without Limits sponsors two sporting programs, the wheelchair soccer team SLO Dragons and an inclusive bowling league. Visit our Sports Without Limits link to learn more.
The Ranch is an exciting program under UCP that is working to provide a community venue that utilizes adults with disabilities as their staff. The Ranch’s central location in San Luis Obispo provides young adults and adults with disabilities an opportunity to work in an agricultural and outdoors setting. The Ranch has created employment opportunities for numerous adults with disabilities in San Luis Obispo County and continues to grow through the years. The Ranch provides immediate job placement for adults with disabilities and job training for similar employment opportunities. The Ranch needs your support! Please visit http://theranchslo.org to learn how to support this great program.
PeopleFirst of San Luis Obispo is a community group of San Luis Obispo self-advocates. PeopleFirst is an active group whose members are constantly advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. They work to keep themselves educated on current trends and topics regarding people with disabilities in the United States in order to be an educational resource to the general public. The group meets consistently and you can find more information by visiting their website at http://www.peoplefirstslo.org.
Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC) is a diverse technology center that provides evaluations, training and education while using assistive technology to increase independence and function. The CCATC specializes in general AT services, vision and hearing technologies and ergonomics. They schedule 1-on-1 appointments to evaluate and educate their clients on technological opportunities that would facilitate their everyday lives. Would you like to learn more about their great service or perhaps schedule an evaluation? If so, you can visit their website at http://www.ccatc.org.
Arts for Living is a new organization with the mission of engaging adults with developmental disabilities and community members together in strengthening our community connections through the arts. Success-based interactions focus on individual and group strengths, fostering discovery and development of personal, expressive and social skills. Currently, Arts for Living’s focus is music based experiences by providing music therapy and education. Over time the program will expand to visual arts, dance, storytelling, theater and poetry. Check out the Arts for Living link to learn more about their specific programs! Visit their website at http://www.artsforliving.org.
We welcome three new programs to the UCP family: Courtney’s House – http://courtneys-house.org, SLO Excursions and Pawsitive Connections. Visit us soon for more information on these programs.
Learn more about all of our affiliates by clicking on any of the links.