July Family Support Parent Happy Hour
Does your child use an augmentative or alternative (AAC) communication device?
If so, you are invited to join us for our July Family Support Parent Happy Hour, which will be on the topic of “Augmentative & Alternative Communication.”
This event features:
REGISTER NOW FOR JULY PLAY LAB!
Are you a member of UCP Family Support Department? Have you been eagerly awaiting our next OMSI Play Lab?
We’re excited to announce our summer Play Lab date:
Each Play Lab includes an hour-long, hands-on, family-centered STEM program, followed by unstructured play time at OMSI. Every participating family will receive a free year-long family membership to OMSI!
APRIL SUPPORT GROUP IS TOMORROW
Reminder! Tomorrow is UCP Oregon's Family Support Group meeting.
The meeting will be held on April 13, at 6:30PM, via Zoom.
MEET THE NEWBORN GOATS EVENT 2023
Did you know that one of the families in UCP's Family Support Department have a goat farm? It's Fraga Farm, about a 45-minute drive from Portland.
The owners have invited all the families in UCP's Family Support Department to the farm for a day of hanging out with their newborn baby goats!
Participants will get to get up close and personal with the baby goats (“kids”), including cuddles and bottle feeding. The event will be held on March 5th.
We want to extend a huge thank you to Fraga Farm, especially the hosts, Elisabeth Bueschen-Monahan (the Herd Manager) and Steve Monahan (the Cheesemaker) for creating this awesome opportunity for our families!
Due to popular request, you can now donate directly to UCP’s Family Support Department!
Your donation will assist 800 families who are raising children with developmental disabilities, right here in Oregon.
Our Family Support Department is there at every stage, from the moment of diagnosis to the time when the child is ready to start their adult life.
We offer monthly support groups, information and referral, fun outings, and workshops and classes. But most importantly, we offer hope, a sense of connection, and lots of fun along the way!
Thank you so much for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!
Save the date! The 2023 Family Support Conference will be held November 3rd & 4th, 2023.
We are excited to announce that we are holding our Family Support Conference on November 3-4, 2023!
The Conference is an incredible resource for families who are raising children with cerebral palsy. It’s the only event like it in the Pacific Northwest!
Attendees get the chance to learn from other parents, other adults and children who experience disabilities, medical professionals, and disability-related vendors.
As one attendee wrote, “I have learned more about CP within this conference than I have since my son was born. I can’t WAIT for the next conference!”
The Conference will be held at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM UCP, 2022
During this month, the UCP community will be celebrating in different ways, including cultural, family, secular, and spiritual traditions.
Hanukkah started on Sunday. Winter Solstice occurred this week. Christmas and Kwanza are right around the corner, too. Some folks may not celebrate spiritual or secular occasions in December, and some folks may be grieving or having a tough time.
We are holding you--all of you!--in our hearts. We're thankful for each and every one of you. We couldn't do it without you.
Thanks to everyone at UCP who has helped make this season bright!
See you next year.
Day One of the 2022 Toy Giveaway
Check out these pics from yesterday, which was "Day One" of UCP Oregon's Family Support Annual Toy Giveaway!
The event continues today.
Learn more here.
Cinnamon Bear Cruise Video
Oooh! What a cool video.
Eighteen families from UCP's Family Support Department joined us for the Cinnamon Bear Breakfast cruise on Saturday, December 17th.
It was a beautiful day filled with holiday joy!
Toy Giveaway, 2022
Happy December from UCP Oregon's Family Support Department!
We're excited to announce the 2022 Annual Toy Giveaway. The event will be held on December 21 and 22, from 10am-4pm.
The event is for families who are raising children who experience cerebral palsy or a related disability.
The event will be held indoors this year (instead of in the parking lot like the last two years). However, we will be taking COVID precautions to protect our staff, families and customers.
We'll have lots of toys to choose from, holiday gift bags so you can hide the toy if needed as you leave the building, and cookies and hot chocolate for you to take with you. We can't wait to see you!