United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia (UCP) was founded in Atlanta in 1965 by a group of concerned volunteers, health care professionals and family members of persons with cerebral palsy. They were seeking the creation of community based services to address the needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as an alternative to placement in institutional settings.
Today, UCP of Georgia is a statewide organization providing comprehensive supports for over 600 individuals and families on a daily basis.
UCP services are designed to support individuals in managing their intellectual and developmental disabilities and enhancing their quality of life by becoming fully participating members of their communities.
UCP of Georgia is a charter affiliate of the national United Cerebral Palsy organization, a voluntary human services agency offering a broad spectrum of programs for persons with cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, physical and intellectual disabilities and more.
UCP of Georgia is committed to excellence in responding to the needs of the people we serve and their families, with staff members being approachable and accessible to individuals at all times. In a recent study conducted to measure satisfaction with our services, UCP of Georgia was given a satisfaction rate of 94%, which qualified the organization for an overall “excellent” rating.
UCP of Georgia spends nearly 89 cents of every dollar we receive directly on community services, making us one of the most cost efficient charities in the nation.