UCP of Western Massachusetts — an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Association — was established in 1961. UCP of Western Massachusetts offers service navigation, direct programming, assistive technology and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life — a life without limits.
UCP’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full community participation of children and adults with all physical and developmental disabilities.
UCP’s Guiding Principles
UCP of Western Massachusetts is committed to respect, integrity, communication and empathy in all our endeavors. We prioritize “Life Without Limits” for our members, the well-being of our employees, and the sustainability of our organization in every decision we make.
Acknowledging and appreciating the value, dignity, and the inherent human and individual rights and responsibilities of our members, staff, and volunteers.
Exemplifying honesty, accountability, and strong ethical character in both professional and personal capacities.
Conveying information or ideas to people in a manner that is clear, concise and easily understood. Effective communication resolves conflicts, builds trust, leads to innovation and facilitates collaboration.
A fundamental aspect of human connection that plays a significant role in building relationships, nurturing diversity, equity, inclusion and promoting compassion and kindness.
Family Support Center
To become a member of UCP, an individual must meet the guidelines established in our Family Support Center. Our members are entitled to be assessed for formal advocacy and assistive technology services, receive monthly and/or quarterly event flyers and newsletters, and are informed of all UCP-sponsored activities. Members must have a documented physical or developmental disability. For more information about the UCP Family Support Center, please contact by clicking the Contact Us button on this page.