UCP of Illinois

310 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-9681
877-550-8274 Toll-Free
217-528-9739 Fax
www.ucpillinois.com

Mission
The mission of UCP of Illinois is to affect positively the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy and also others with severe disabilities and multiple service needs.

Facts and Statistics
It is estimated that some 764,000 children and adults in the United States manifest one or more of the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

Currently, about 8,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the condition each year.

UCP affiliates serve more than 30,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day.

Health Info
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination.

Cerebral" refers to the brain and "palsy" to muscle weakness/poor control. Cerebral palsy itself is not progressive (i.e. brain damage does not get worse); however, secondary conditions, such as muscle spasticity, can develop which may get better over time, get worse, or remain the same.

Cerebral palsy is not communicable.

Fundraising & Administrative Percentage
16.8%

 

 

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