Youth Resources

UCP’s Youth Resources believes that all children learn and grow within a group of peers with a wide range of capabilities and interests. We are a multi-faceted program that assists families caring for children or teenagers with developmental disabilities.

We promote values that embrace the philosophy of inclusion. As a result, we play a direct role in assisting families in maintaining inclusive child care for their children or providing after school and summer care for teens. We strive to empower and educate child care providers and community members on inclusion so that children and teens with disabilities have the same opportunities as their peers.

To access services, please contact our office at (608) 273-3318. We will take approximately 5-10 minutes to gather the information necessary to start our eligibility determination process.

Eligibility requirements for all children and teens are set forth by Dane County Department of Human Services and UCP’s Youth Resources.

Those served must live at home with their families and reside in Dane County. They must also meet the following definition and criteria:

A developmental disability means a disability attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or another neurological condition closely related to mental retardation or requiring treatment similar to that required for mental retardation or which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap to the individual.

A brain injury will also qualify as a developmental disability if the individual with a brain injury requires treatment similar to that required for persons with mental retardation and if the condition is expected to continue indefinitely.

A substantial handicap is a functional limitation in three or more life areas, which is likely to be long-term and which results in a delay of 30% or more in skills that are typically attained by other people of that age. The five life areas include: 1) self-care, 2) receptive and expressive communication, 3) mobility, 4) self-direction and independence, and 5) learning. Note that learning must be one of the three areas with a functional limitation where an IQ of less than 70 is typically required.