The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP/Detroit) is to advance the independence of all people with disabilities while supporting their right to self-determination and inclusion through programs that focus on person centered advocacy, employment and assistive technology.
It is our vision to be the pre-eminent non-profit organization that provides resources, support and advocacy to empower people with disabilities, their families and allies to lead self-determined lives.
We are dedicated to creating life without limits by:
Acting ethically with the highest level of honesty and integrity
Collaborating with others who share our mission and vision
Empowering people to lead self-determined lives
Being a supportive resource for people with disabilities, their families and allies
Being accountable to the people we support
Promoting inclusion by working with a diverse population of people with any disability
Creating dynamic solutions through innovation
UCP/Detroit believes strongly in the right to self determination and independence for all persons regardless of any physical, mental or emotional limitation that society calls a "disability."
UCP/Detroit views independence as a relative term, as we are all interdependent on one another. Without others, it is impossible to succeed, and it is our attitude towards others that determines their attitudes. Thus, no independence or empowerment can be achieved without the expectation and belief that it is possible.
The services UCP/Detroit offers and the actions we take on behalf of persons with disabilities are based on this belief, and as such, are designed to encourage and empower individuals with disabilities. UCP/Detroit recognizes that part of their empowerment is contingent upon our belief, and that of the significant others in their lives, that they are capable, valuable and equal members of the human race. Click here to learn about UCP/Detroit main focus areas.