Jumpstart to Independence

The following organization may be helpful for individuals with disabilities in the Birmingham, AL area and are in need of assistance: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham (UCP) has several programs for individuals with disabilities. This organization's vision is one in which the world will understand disability to be a common part of the human experience, neither defining nor limiting. Their slogan is "Life without limits for people with disabilities." UCP originated in 1948 and has been providing services to infants, children and adults with disabilities ever since. UCP offers several programs intended to encourage independence, decisions and improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities. These programs include:

• Adult Program - designed to promote independence based on individual requirements. Some services provided through the Adult Program are: Nutrition, Personal Care, Recreation, Socialization, etc • Health and Wellness Program - designed to provide medical, dental, optometry, physical medicine, and rehabilitation services to people with disabilities • Hand In Hand Children's Program - designed to provide a distinctive learning experience for children birth through four years of age. Hand in Hand consist of three programs: Early Intervention Program, Early Learning Program and Childcare Enhancement witha Purpose. • Employment Services - assists individuals in gaining, learning, and keeping a paid job
For more information about any of the programs listed above contact United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham by calling (205) 944-3900. UCP provides a full list of contacts and more information about who they are and what they do on their website. If you need help jumpstarting your independency, consider UCP! UCP's next upcoming event, Civiettes Club Race Without Limits, will take place April 2, 2011. If you are interested in supporting UCP's vision of promoting life without limits for those with disabilities, visit their website for more information. If you or a loved one has a disability and are in need of assistance in applying for Social Security disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm at 1-800-THE-FIRM. We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.


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