History of UCP

Since our inception in 1956, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County has been guided by our mission:

Understanding Disabilities | Creating Opportunities | Promoting Community

Envisioning a better future for their children, a small group of parents established UCP to offer alternatives to institutional care and segregated school services.

While the initial focus was on caring for children with cerebral palsy, other families’ voices were heard and the agency quickly expanded services. Through advocacy and model programs, we have grown to provide services for children and adults with a range of disabilities.

Today, you probably know someone who has been served by UCP because we support people from birth through adulthood.

Beyond cerebral palsy, we also serve those with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy and developmental delays in speech, mobility and development.