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Brave Kids, a program of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), provides a support community and resources for children and youth, ages 6 – 17,  with disabilities and chronic/life-threatening illnesses and their families and caregivers.


Power From Within

O'Ryan Case : April 7, 2014 12:57 pm : news

Chelsi-Content-Pic-1Power From Within

Chelsi Figley, a member of the United States National Team (USNT) for Paralympic Powerlifting, recently shared her story with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in its Voices of UCP blog . Figley, who has spina bifida, explains how being ‘different’ is really normal and no one should be kept from pursuing their dreams. Click HERE to see her guest blog post, “Power From Within.”

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New You Can Use 1

6hdeugene : July 18, 2012 5:09 pm : news
disney28n-14-webArtist Gives New Look to Disney Princesses

Italian artist and fashion critic Alexsandro Palombo gives Disney princesses a new look in his latest piece. The characters are portrayed as women with disabilities in various ways, ranging from Princess Jasmine shown as a double amputee to Cinderella fitting her glass slipper on a prosthetic. Click HERE to read more!

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New You Can Use 2

6hdeugene : July 12, 2012 6:24 pm : news

One-handed fluteOne-handed Flute Allowing Student to Reach her Dream

A music teacher in Missouri led the way as a school district was able to band together and support a 12-year-old student with has cerebral palsy. The student has difficulty using her left hand and has always dreamed of playing the flute, a typically two-handed instrument. Not wanting her challenges to keep her from achieving this dream, her teacher found a way to build her a one-handed flute. Click HERE to read more!

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News You Can Use 3

6hdeugene : July 12, 2012 5:53 pm : news

ds140128_horace_pippinBooks Awarded for Highlighting Disabilities

Three books were recently honored by the American Library Association as they were named winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards. The books, which focus on the disability experience, were honored alongside the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and include stories of a wounded soldier and princess with an impaired foot. Click HERE to read more.

 

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