The emotional and physical trials and tribulations of parents and families with a child who is mentally and/or physical disabled. Where can they go and who can help them and their child? Since 1955 UCP of Central Florida has offered support, therapy and education for thousands of children with a wide range of disabilities. They continue to grow and provide much needed services. Please join me in supporting this wonderful organization.
Donald B. Rauhofer
UCP of Central Florida is a not-for-profit charter school and pediatric therapy center providing support, education and therapy services for children, with and without disabilities, ages birth through 21. More than 3,000 children and their families receive services annually. There are seven campuses located throughout Central Florida in three counties – Orange, Osceola and Seminole.
The charter schools serve students of all abilities including children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, speech delays, visual impairments and other developmental delays. UCP now embraces an inclusive education model allowing all children – with and without disabilities – to learn, grow and excel together in the same setting. Research illustrates that inclusion education strengthens socialization skills, test scores and acceptance of others for both students with and without special needs.
For more information, go to www.ucpcfl.org.
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