Welcome to UCP of Southwest Florida
United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida, Inc. is an affiliate of the national organization, United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCP), which was founded in 1949, by a group of concerned parents whose children had cerebral palsy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates throughout the United States. More than 30,000 people with disabilities and their families receive assistance from UCP affiliates each day. Only 35 percent have cerebral palsy; others served have a variety of physical and/or developmental disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida, Inc. (UCP SWFL) was formerly known as UCP of Sarasota-Manatee. Operations throughout the counties from Sarasota south to Naples had been operating under Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida and Sunrise Community of Collier County. In June of 2011, the decision was made to consolidate these three organizations into one, offering a much wider array of services to a larger geographic community while offering the benefits of consolidated and shared management expertise. This allowed for new services to be offered in new areas and has helped to strengthen services for behavioral-focused residential homes and to expand adult day services for people with cognitive and physical challenges throughout Southwest Florida.
We are very proud of our affiliation with the UCP family. Consistently, UCP is ranked as one of the top, most efficient health charities in the United States. Over 83 cents of every dollar spent goes toward programs and services, which directly benefit people with disabilities and their families. We are constantly searching for new ways to better the lives of people with disabilities in all areas including access to care, community inclusion, competitive employment and inclusive education.