Helpful Info

When caring for an individual with a developmental disability, it’s often hard to know where to turn for information and resources. That’s why at UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, we’ve compiled the following helpful information on a wide range of resources and services  available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Developmental Disabilities

A developmental disability is any mental and/or physical disability which begins before the age of 22 and continues indefinitely. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.

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Intellectual Disability


Down Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Asperger Syndrome

Living and Wellbeing Resources

It’s often hard to know where to turn when looking for resources available for individuals with developmental disabilities. Employment, housing and healthcare often seem overwhelming. In fact, even finding a park with handicap accessible paths can be daunting. The following resources can provide helpful information on a variety of programs available to you and your family.

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Taking the First Step to Help

Employment Resources

Health & Wellness Resources

Housing Resources

Outdoor Activity Resources

Student Scholarships & Grants

Laws and Advocacy

At UCP, we work to advocate for common sense legislation that supports and protects people with a broad range of developmental disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities and their families deserve opportunities to achieve their goals, just like everyone else.

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Laws & Advocacy Information

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Research & Statistics

Caregiver Resources

When caring for an individual with a developmental disability, parents, family members and caregivers often need support. Whether support comes in the form of respite care or connecting to a network of individuals, UCP has tools and programs that can help

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Parent & Caregiver Resources

Respite Care Resources 

Disability Etiquette