UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEBRASKA
About United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska
Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder of the motor control areas of the developing brain. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. UCP of Nebraska serves individuals with a spectrum of disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. In fact, more than 65% of the people we serve have a disability other than cerebral palsy.
Programs & Services Offered
- Referral Network
- Speakers Bureau
- Lending library
- Tech Tots/Tools Technology Library provides adapted toys and devices to children with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to families
- Family Focus is a series of events designed for the entire family to enjoy peer connections
- The Computer Kids program provides students with computers and/or software with the necessary adaptations to meet special needs
- Client Assistance Grants provide limited financial assistance to qualified individuals with a disability
Did You Know?
- About 764,000 children and adults currently have Cerebral Palsy
- About 500,000 children under age of 18 currently have Cerebral Palsy
- About two to three children out of every 1,000 have Cerebral Palsy (United States studies have yielded rates as low as 2.3 per 1,000 children to as high as 3.6 per 1,000 children)
- About 10,000 babies born each year will develop Cerebral Palsy
- Around 8,000 to 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed per year with Cerebral Palsy
- Around 1,200 to 1,500 preschool-aged children are diagnosed per year with Cerebral Palsy
You Can Help
- $10 provides 8 days of “lifeline services” to an individual with a disability living independently in their own home.
- $25 provides 3 weeks of an aquatic membership/therapy program for a person living with cerebral palsy.
- $50 provides one sensory stimulating switch to be used with an adapted toy for a child with special needs.
- $100 provides one adapted toy, which promotes visual, auditoryand tactile stimulation for a child living with a physical disability.
- $250 replaces needed scooter batteries for a person with cerebral palsy to remain mobile and independent.
- $500 provides a child with cerebral palsy a positioning harness/mobility device for learning to walk and stand or purchases a used stair glide/lift for a person with a disability who is unable to climb stairs.
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