At UCP of Central California, we unite and serve adults and children with a broad range of disabilities and special needs, and their families including those with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and intellectual disabilities. All of our work is concentrated on a single goal: ensuring people with disabilities and their families have the opportunities we all deserve.
In 1954, we had one program and served 15 children. Today, more than 1,000 people with disabilities and their families receive services through 6 different programs. Each program is designed to fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Our adult and children’s programs serve people with disabilities in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties. At UCP of Central California, we believe that while we might face different challenges, we all share similar goals and we all deserve the opportunity to try to achieve them.
Our Hanford Parent & Me Program provides early intervention, family support, therapy services, and school readiness for children and their families in the South Valley. Our Center for the Arts and Technology in Fresno offers an adult program in a community college setting for our adult students. In Fresno, our Arts & Agriculture in the Community aims to expand our adult student’s interaction within their community by finding opportunities to learn from people who are authorities in their field. In Coalinga and the surrounding communities, our Center for Habilitation, Education, Enrichment & Recreational Services (CHEERS) offers a program similar to the Fresno Center for adults in those communities.