About UCP

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is a leading provider of programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

By using evidence-based practices, UCP programs and services helps clients, and their families, to live a life with increased independence, productivity, and self-confidence. Fifty-four percent of UCP clients are low or no income. UCP ensures that clients of all ages and income levels can learn new skills. Many of our clients feel more connected to the community, have increased confidence, and experience more independence because of UCP programs and services.

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UCP works with individuals with a wide range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, and more.

Although UCP was established to support clients and their families with cerebral palsy, we have grown to serve  clients with a range of developmental disabilities, with a majority of them having a form of autism.  


The mission of UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is to provide programs and services that improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

History of UCP

In 1955, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California started as a group of parents who worked to ensure their children, born with cerebral palsy, had the support and services they needed to live a full life, free from institutions. As a result of their early efforts, and after more than 60 years in Sacramento, UCP programs and services have expanded to serve a wider population including individuals with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, and epilepsy.

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UCP’s leadership team is comprised of compassionate and talented professionals who have years of experience in each of their respective fields. UCP team members hold a genuine care for clients and families UCP serves. 

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