UCP of Central Arizona has one commitment, and that is to empower and strengthen the independence of people with disabilities and developmental delays.

At United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP), our name does not tell our entire story.  We serve people with cerebral palsy, but we also have highly experienced and compassionate experts who have experience helping children and adults with a wide array of disabilities including autism, sensory processing disorder, genetic disorders, orthopedic disabilities, birth defects, effects of in-utero drug or alcohol exposure, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), developmental delays along with other diagnoses that affect the ability to live life without limitations.

In our many programs, UCP serves children, teens and adults with diverse developmental delays with passionate commitment to help all people reach their potential regardless of their abilities. We work with families struggling with complex diagnoses as well as families who may just need a little extra help.  Whether a child is a picky eater, late walker or having difficulty with handwriting, our experts help families move from frustration to inspiration. Through our array of programs and services, we are confident we can help your newborn baby, your child, your teen, even your adult family member who is ready for independence!

UCP provides all who come to us with the best care because we believe in the dignity and value of each and every individual that we serve.  Our efforts are guided by the belief that each person has potential gifts and talents to be unlocked.  Whether it is through therapy, respite care, after school socialization, the adult day program or early intervention, UCP will give the very best. Give UCP a call so we can help!

Our programs and services include:

  • Early Intervention for children under 3 years of age
  • Clinic Therapy including Speech, Feeding, Physical and Occupational Therapies
  • Day Treatment and Training for Children after school and in the summer
  • Day Treatment and Training for Adults
  • Early Learning Center for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age
  • Home and Community Based Services including habilitation, respite and attendant care

Founded in 1952, the Central Arizona chapter of the nationally recognized agency has served as a private, non-profit health and human service organization for adults and children with disabilities and their families. UCP of Central Arizona serves more than 3,500 families each year. UCP of Central Arizona’s programming is designed to help children and adults reach their full potential and improve the quality of life of their family members.

About UCP National

For almost 70 years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) National has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national recognized agency was founded in 1949 by parents and friends of children with cerebral palsy. UCP now serves children with a wide range of disabilities,including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, developmental delay and many other diagnoses that affect development. The UCP nationwide network consists of a central national entity, located in Washington D.C. and over 60 independent non-profit affiliates across the US and Canada. UCP is a leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of all people with disabilities. Learn more at ucp.org

Our Mission

Our Mission

UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth which is the foundation for independent living. “Life without Limits”

Our Vision

Individuals with disabilities will achieve their potential and experience equality in the community.

Our Values

ACCOUNTABILITY – UCP shall make every effort to ensure every child, adult and family receives the utmost care by the services we provide.

COMMITMENT – Because of our commitment to those we serve, hope transforms into results and lives are changed.

LOVE AND COMPASSION – Knowing you’re making a difference in someone’s life, then suddenly realizing they’ve made a difference in yours.

TEAMWORK – At UCP, we create an environment where individuals come together in a spirit of teamwork, which allows us to attain remarkable results.

TRUST – We build relationships with honesty and integrity while following through on our commitments.

RESPECT – We treat our team members with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.

Our Services

Day Treatment for Adults

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s (UCP) Therapy Programs serve children infancy to pre-teens at the Laura Dozer Center located in North Phoenix.

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Serves high school graduates or adults over the age of twenty-two with disabilities and helps them develop the skills necessary to live more independent and self-sufficient lives.

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Early intervention

The program is focused on developing social, cognitive, and independent living skills, reinforcement of communication, socialization, fine and gross motor skills, and activities of daily living

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Early intervention

Early detection is the key to addressing issues that can be more effectively managed if discovered sooner rather than later in a child’s life. The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

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Early intervention

Early Learning Center (ELC) is a high quality developmentally appropriate educational environment serving children ages six weeks.

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Home & Community Based Sevices

Provides assistance  for an individual to remain in their home and participate in community activities by attaining or maintaining personal cleanliness activities of daily living, and safe

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Our Partners