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.
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.
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.
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.
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