At UCP Heartland, our mission is to advance the productivity, independence, and inclusion of children and adults living with a spectrum of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide expert care in these key areas: Adult Day Services, Employment Resource Services, Family and Services Navigator, Residential Services, Respite Services, Summer Camp, and Early Childhood Development.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in four Americans is currently living with a disability, making people with disabilities the single largest minority or special interest group in the United States. As life expectancies expand, the CDC predicts that in the coming decades an even greater percentage of people will be living with disabilities.
As an agency, UCP Heartland provides eight primary programs, including Adult Day Services, Beacon Behavior Services, Children’s Programs, Employment Resources, Family Support Services including Camps, Residential Services, Respite Services and Services Navigator. These expert programs are emulated by agencies throughout the region to help people living with disabilities experience not only inclusion into the community but to contribute to the richness of diversity of the community. UCP Heartland’s program participants choose a level of independence that is comfortable in their everyday life, in their employment and in their choice of residence.
UCP Heartland’s Values in Action
As an organization, we believe that people living with a spectrum of disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, employment opportunities with competitive wages and access to affordable housing. UCP Heartland promotes full inclusion in community life by providing resources and referrals, advocacy and daily programs tailored to people’s individual needs. Our eight programs engage the community by inviting organizations and groups into our facilities as well as by taking program participants on outings to explore our beautiful region.