About Us

Who We Are

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of West Central Wisconsin offers professional services, care and understanding to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the twelve counties West Central Wisconsin area. UCP is a United Way Agency, in existence since 1954, serving over 600 families annually. Sixty -five percent (65%) of UCP’s consumers/clients have a disability other than cerebral palsy. The following UCP agency services are provided to form a support network for people with disabilities:

  • West Central Wisconsin Adult Follow-Up Evaluation Clinic at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire;
  • UCP provides consumers with technical assistance, information and appropriate referrals to other agencies and monitors implementation of those referrals;
  • UCP provides recreational opportunities for all ages, a summer weekend adult camp is sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Disability Coalition and UCP;
  • Individualized, personalized counseling is offered to the child, adolescent, or to the adult grappling with the acceptance of having a disability into his/her own life;
  • UCP protects the legal and human rights of persons with disabilities as well as of their families (including rights to education, property, community services, social involvement and medical and therapeutic care;
  • Through public education, UCP seeks to increase the sensitivity of people to the feelings, challenges and abilities of people with disabilities;
  • UCP helps people with disabilities get and keep meaningful employment, independent housing, networking support and attendant care.

Service Area

United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin serves families and individuals in 12 counties in West Central Wisconsin, including Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, and Trempealeau.

The location of these counties can be seen on the map below.

Client Census History

The following table shows our Client base for the last 31 years:

1978 – 151
1979 – 188
1980 – 229
1981 – 297
1982 – 307
1983 – 332
1984 – 339
1985 – 343
1986 – 369
1987 – 381
1988 – 383
1989 – 400
1990 – 421
1991 – 459
1992 – 445
1993 – 450
1994 – 468
1995 – 488
1996 – 484
1997 – 500
1998 – 473
1999 – 525
2000 – 538
2001 – 564
2002 – 572
2003 – 584
2004 – 602
2005 – 602
2006 – 630
2007 – 630
2008 – 646
2009 – 665
2010 – 681
2011 – 701
2012 – 701