Welcome to United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ADA
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. This was the most sweeping disability legislation in the history of the U.S., giving protection to people living with disabilities in all aspects of their lives including transportation, education and employment, access to and in public buildings, parking, and restrooms.
Did You Know?
- 7 million People in the U.S. (1 in 5) live with a disability either from birth or occurring at any stage in their life
- 7 million people age 65 and older live with at least one disability (2 in 5)
- 20.6 million people age 18+ have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs (6%)
- 12.9 million people age 18+ have serious concentration or memory challenges (4%)
- 2x as many non-high school graduates (54%) have a disability as college graduates (26%)
- Almost 2x the number of older people living with a disability are in poverty (12.6%) as people without a disability (7.2%)
- Earnings: People living with disabilities earned $21, 572; only 2/3 of the median annual earnings of people living without disabilities ($31,872)
Source: United States Census Bureau
Did You Know?
UCP Heartland serves more than 1,000 people each year living with a spectrum of disabilities including genetic (i.e. Multiple Sclerosis, Down Syndrome), developmental (i.e, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy), neurobiological (i.e. Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s) and physical disabilities (i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury ). Our programs seek to help people enjoy a life without limits whether the disability was discovered at birth, the result of an accident or developed through the aging process. Our five program areas help people ages 0 to a 100+ years old: Children’s Services, Full Adult Day Services, Family Supportive Services, Residential and Employment Services.
UCP provides opportunities for people with disabilities to discover their true purpose and experience a life well lived as part of a community rich in diversity.
ST. LOUIS, MO
August 10, 2017
Queeny Park Greensfelder Arena
5:30PM – 9:00PM
August 3, 2017
Holiday Inn Expo Center
6:00PM – 8:00PM
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
October 4, 2017
Life Without limits
For more than 60 years, UCP Heartland has helped to enhance the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities. We believe that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities. We also promote full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and community integration services. Please explore our website for more news, and events, and to find more information on services we provide. A link is provided below if your would like to make a donation online.
You can help us continue to promote “life without limits” for people with disabilities. Click here to let us know if you are interested in getting involved with UCP Heartland as a volunteer, advocate, donor, or sponsor of an upcoming event. Please include a daytime phone number and email with your inquiry.