Anderson Children's Foundation

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire

Skill Builders After School Program (2018-2019)

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) grant request for $7,000.00 is to support the opening of its 7th after-school program in the Coachella Valley. UCPIE with your support and that of other community partners seeks to open an after-school program for elementary school children in Indio. UCPIE's Indio Elementary School program will serve 12 children with special needs twice a week for the 2018/2019 school year. Services will be provided through a partnership with Desert Recreation District (DRD) to operate the after-school program at the Indio Community Center, Gymnasium & Park. Children enrolled will participate in activities to enhance their social, safety, communication, and independence skills. Currently, UCPIE operates six skill enhancing after-school and summer camps in the Coachella Valley, including a teen only program in Indio. These after-school and summer programs offer after-school care and skill enhancement activities for children with special needs such as Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual delay, and epilepsy. The need for a second program in Indio was identified as part of UCPIE's involvement in the Inland Empire Coachella Valley Disabilities Collaborative. It was noted during a community survey that UCPIE's program in Indio only serves teenage youth with special needs due to the facility which UCPIE partners with, the Indio Teen Center. The Indio Teen Center is only for students in grades 8th - 12th. Families of smaller children grades 1st through 7th would like to enroll their children in after-school care and have no services available to them. UCPIE seeks to address their need and close this service gap by opening a second program in Indio to serve children in grades 1st - 7th.

Cathedral City Summer Camp (2016-2017), Mecca Summer Camp (2014-2015)

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire was founded in 1985. It was created to provide programs and services for individuals with special needs such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down's syndrome and autism. Today UCPIE is the leading organization in the Coachella Valley providing services to children with special needs. UCPIE provides respite care in the client's home, out of school care through our after-school and summer Skill Builders program, adaptive sports, and resource and referral services. Our Skill Builder's program helps children with special needs meet their full potential. This program helps disabled children and young adults develop and improve their socialization and communication skills, increase independence and learn about safety and health. This is done with the belief that all children should live a "Life Without Limits."