UCPLA want to thank you! Your generosity supports the purchase of accessible vans that transport our clients to and from personal and medical appointments, social gatherings, advocacy activities and more.
Out & About with UCPLA
Out & About with UCPLA is a four-week virtual fitness, awareness and fundraising competition to benefit individuals with varied abilities. With your help, we hope to raise $55,000 to support accessible transportation for UCPLA’s clients.
United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties
Welcome to UCPLA
In 1944, a small group of dedicated parents and volunteers in Los Angeles united to provide home and community-based services for their children with developmental disabilities when no services of this kind existed. Today, the organization they founded and nurtured is known as United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) and, after more than 70 years, we remain true to our mission of advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Since our founding, the UCPLA family has grown to include two subsidiary organizations that make our reach truly global. By adding UCP WORK, Inc. to our family in 2001, UCPLA’s services expanded into Santa Barbara County. Then with the addition of UCP Wheels for Humanity in 2007, UCPLA’s impact was spread to more than 70 countries worldwide.
Today, UCPLA is the largest nonprofit provider of direct-care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California. Our 40 programs and service sites span four counties and include adult day activity and learning centers; adult day behavioral programs; affordable and accessible apartments; community living services; group homes with full activities and nursing staff; family groups; parent support groups and resources; advocacy; and the Respitality program.
We are proud to work with the community, including volunteers, local businesses, advocacy and family groups and other community allies, to foster community integration that empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to pursue their passions and live as full, engaged members of society.