CLASP Independent Living

Community Living and Support Program (CLASP)

UCP’s Community Living and Support Program (CLASP) helps adults with developmental disabilities live independently in their own homes.  Instructors work one on one with clients in their own homes and communities. By teaching skills such as nutrition, household management and self-advocacy,  CLASP participants reduce their dependence on others. As a result of learning things like bus schedules, community activities and how to manage a household, adults with developmental disabilities have a renewed sense of independence and self esteem.  

Know someone who could benefit by CLASP?

CLASP services are available to individuals with developmental disabilities and can be obtained by following the steps below.

  1. Receive a doctor’s diagnosis of a developmental disability
  2. Go to California Alta Regional Center to ask for a referral to UCP’s CLASP program
  3. Once referred, services are funded by California Alta Regional Center

Benefits of CLASP

UCP’s CLASP focuses on renewing the independent spirit of people with developmental disabilities like autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Each month, CLASP’s independent living program provides individualized instruction and skills training to 36 low-income adults in their own home and community.  Our CLASP clients do so much better living in their own homes and community than they would in institutions.

Areas of instruction include:

  • Personal/social development
  • Financial management
  • Safety
  • Health and navigating the health care system
  • Household management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Cooking skills
  • Nutrition & meal planning skills
  • Shopping
  • Public transportation to grocery stores

CLASP clients benefit directly from your donations.  Your help is a key factor in providing them with the tools to live a life of independence. 

Lezetta is learning to live life independently through CLASP.


To learn more about CLASP, contact:
Shelly Pefley, Director of Client Services
Ph: 916-283-8302


At the age of 55, Shawn decided to live on her own for the first time in her life. She did it with the help of UCP.

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A donation of $106.55 will teach independent living skills for one week.

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