Our Mission

To advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.



A Message from the President / CEO


Since 1949, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) continues to work on issues that open doors for people with disabilities. From home ownership to health care reform, inclusive education to competitive employment, UCP has established itself as a leader in the disability community and as a strong voice for individuals with disabilities and their families.

As we celebrate our 65th year as an affiliate we renew our commitment to educate, advocate, and provide support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Our Mission to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities continues to help over 3500 individuals annually.

As part of our renewal we are changing our name to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Long Island. As the only UCP affiliate on Long Island we feel, with the support of our National office in Washington, D.C., and the UCP of New York City affiliate, we can continue the strong advocacy and strategic policy voice across Long Island and New York State that has been the hallmark of our history.

Although our programs and direct services will still only be based in Suffolk County we are proud to be an affiliate of the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State (CP of NYS.) We are proud of the work that the 24 CP of NYS affiliates are doing across the state and especially in Nassau (CP of Nassau) and Queens (Queens Centers for Progress) Counties. We will continue to direct individuals living in those counties to these great agencies for services.

The success of our agency has been the result of the outstanding work of our over 1000 employees, a dedicated Board of Directors, and your continued support. Though every day brings new challenges to the rights of individuals with disabilities, our historic commitment, now and into the future, will remain unchanged.

Thank you.

Stephen H. Friedman
President and CEO

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UCP of Long Island Hosts Safety Summit

UCP of Long Island recently held its Safety Summit, a partnership with staff and participants in learning about safety issues such as kitchen safety, hurricane preparedness, fire prevention and information on the Zika virus. This was a wonderful learning opportunity for staff and participants.

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