Advocacy & Public Policy

Advocacy & Public Policy

UCP of South Carolina was founded in 2003, as a small group of parents, health care professionals and concerned citizens came together to advocate for community based services for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

UCP has come a long way in advancing the independence and full citizenship of people with disabilities, but there are still significant challenges to be addressed. Today, a core value of our organization continues to be an unwavering commitment to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities and their families.

UCP advocacy efforts are targeted to impact public policy relating to the rights of individuals with disabilities; increase access to services and supports designed to advance independence and community inclusion; and educate the general public to in order to make our State of South Carolina a more welcoming place for all people to live.

UCP of South Carolina shares strategic partnerships with other community groups relating to public policy and funding for services, including: UCP national organization to impact federal policy, the Human Services Provider Association and Autism Society to impact state and local policy and funding, and maintaining an open dialog with funding sources such as the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.To receive the latest information on public policy, advocacy alerts, and information about how you can help, sign up for our e-newsletter here.

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