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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.


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6hdeugene : July 18, 2012 5:09 pm : news
Why-Children-Should-Have-Special-Needs-FriendWhy Every Child Should Befriend Someone with Special Needs

As writer Denise Stirk explains in her recent post on POPSUGAR, friendships should include people of all abilities. Friendships bring benefits to both sides, not just to children who have disabilities. Check out Stirk’s six reasons why every child should have friendships with those having special needs, by clicking HERE.

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

meditateonit-150x150UCP Takes a Close Look at Music Therapy

Inspired by a recent post by writer Ellen Seidman, on her blog, “Love That Max: Special Needs Blog,” UCP took an in-depth look at music therapy. Dr. Linda Lathroum and Ms. Meaghan Gasch, two board certified music therapists who work at UCP of Miami, took some time out to speak with us and answer some questions about the program. Topics discussed include ages children begin having music therapy sessions, the types of benefits that the therapy brings and whether or not sessions are covered by insurance companies. The entire conversation can be found on UCP’s Voices of UCP blog!

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6hdeugene : July 12, 2012 5:53 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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