• Is SDR Right for You Of all the surgical procedures currently performed on patients with cerebral palsy, selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has undergone more thorough scientific scrutiny than any other (including orthopaedic).

Join the UCP Network

Organizations in the UCP Affiliate network range from a budget size of $125,000 to $100 million and provide a wide range of services.

For those considering becoming a UCP affiliate, we can provide the interested organization with general information about UCP. We suggest visiting one or more of UCP’s current affiliate locations. It is also helpful to have an understanding of the State funding that might be available, along with other funding resources.

After reviewing the preliminary materials and visiting a UCP affiliate, UCP national staff will engage in a discussion to determine if the organization would meet the basic criteria for affiliation.

Interested organizations should establish a board of 10-15 people who can raise the funds necessary to sustain the operations of the affiliate, and has the business expertise to grow the organization. It is also helpful to identify any and all appropriate funding streams including fundraising activities.

UCP national staff is available to provide coaching throughout this process

To be a successful affiliate, the following conditions should exist:

The new organization has the support of the community; The new organization is prepared to undertake the ongoing responsibilities of fundraising and fiscal management; The initial group must be able to raise the start-up funds within a reasonable period of time. It usually takes 18-24 months to raise sufficient funds to open; The program is housed in a physical space of at least 1500 to 2000 square feet; The services provided are not in competition with other providers but rather enhance the services available for people with disabilities;

If there are individuals and families in your community who would benefit from a UCP affiliation, please contact Anita Porco or call 800-872-5827.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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+ p: 800-237-5055

All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital
All Children's Hospital provides expert pediatric care for children and families from all across the state of Florida and beyond. Named a top 50 children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, we provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems.

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+ p: 800-456-4543

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states.

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+ p: 314.454.6000

MUSC Children's Hospital

MUSC Children's Hospital
An integral part of the Medical University of South Carolina, the MUSC Children's Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health of children throughout South Carolina, and to providing an environment that supports excellence in pediatric patient care, teaching and research.

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+ p: 843-792-1414

The Family Cafe

The Family Cafe
The Family Café began in 1998 as an attempt to meet an urgent need among persons with disabilities and their families: the need for information. To meet that need, The Family Café created an annual conference that would serve as a clearinghouse of information. The conference would provide a unique environment, where families could connect with peers, commercial service providers, and public entities to find out what services were available to them, which best met their needs, and how to go about securing those services.

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+ w: The Family Cafe
+ p: (850) 224-4670

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