9720 North Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72227
501-224-6067 or 800-228-6174
Mission Statement: The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas (UCP) is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities.
Overview: UCP, founded by parents of children with cerebral palsy, is a statewide non-profit organization that serves children and adults with various types of developmental disabilities. Sixty-five percent of the people UCP serves have a disability other than cerebral palsy.
UCP’s Butterfly Learning Center provides inclusive preschool services for children of all abilities from ages six weeks through five years old. The goal of the school is for children with disabilities to benefit by having non-disabled peers as role models, while children without disabilities can learn to appreciate differences in people. The curriculum is language and literacy based. The Center has certified education specialists, specially trained teachers, and professionals who work together to coordinate and plan activities for all children enrolled. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists are also on staff to provide additional therapy as needed.
Other services UCP provides to both children and adults include case management, alternative community services, and therapy services.
- Case Management: UCP assists eligible recipients in gaining access to medical, social, and educational services by providing a comprehensive assessment, after which the individual and/or his or her family determines the appropriate services.
- Alternative Community Services: UCP’s alternative community services are designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, and improving the skills and abilities necessary to live successfully in home and community based settings.
- Therapy Services: A team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide one-on-one therapy to foster independence and quality of life. These services are available on site to all children and adults who qualify.
UCP also offers family support services to address needs including everyday living support, specialized equipment, transportation, and respite care.
Services specifically tailored to adults include adult habilitation, community living arrangements, work activities, and supported employment.
Age Groups Served: ALL ages
Diagnoses Served: Cerebral palsy; ALL delays and disabilities
Geographic Areas Served: ALL counties in Arkansas.