Creating Everyday Miracles for People With Disabilities

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 compassionate experts who have experience helping children and adults with a wide array of disabilities. Though the scope of our work has changed over the years, our vision remains the same, to help people with disabilities reach their full potential and improve their quality of life and their families. Each unique program at UCP provides the highest quality of care in all stages of life.

Since 1952, we have served as one of the oldest private, non-profit health and human service organizations in Arizona. Every year we impact the life of nearly 3,000 people with disabilities in the community. Our work is reflected by the improved life experiences of each person we touch, presently and for generations to come. Our efforts are guided by the belief that each person has potential gifts and talents to be unlocked. We invite you to contact us if your loved one is experiencing a disability.

Comprehensive Services

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.

Helping them Achieve

Our Vision

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

Our Values

01  Accountability

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

02  Commitment

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

03  Love and Compassion

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

04  Teamwork

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

05  Trust

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

06  Respect

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

We Are More Than Our Name

Did you know?

UCP Helps People With Many Disabilities

Our Therapists Can Help People with the Following

Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Sensory Modulation Disorder: Sensory Over-Responsive, Sensory Under-Responsive, Sensory Craving
  • Sensory-Based Motor Disorder:
  • Postural Disorder
  • Dyspraxia
  • Sensory Discrimination Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  •  Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Birth Defects

  • Spina Bifida
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage
  • Microcephaly
  • And other birth defects

Sensory Processing Disorders

Feeding Disorders

  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Dependence on Tube Feeding
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Food Aversions

Orthopedic Disabilities

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Infant Torticollis With/out Plagiocephaly
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Club Feet
  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia
  • And other orthopedic disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Prenatal Substance Exposure

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Developmental Delays

  • Motor Delays
  • Adaptive Delays
  • Social/ Emotional Delays
  • Speech and Language Delays
  • Intellectual Delays
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    Creating Everyday Miracles for Children and Adults with Disabilities

    Contact us

    1802 West Parkside Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85027

    (602) 943-5472
    (888) 943-5472

    [email protected]