About Easter Seals UCP
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina and Virginia is a lifelong partner to families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve more than 20,000 individuals and their families annually and last year delivered more than 3.3 million hours of quality supports and services to individuals and families throughout North Carolina and in most areas of Virginia. We offer supports to individuals and families managing a broad range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, muscular dystrophy, stroke, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, hearing and visual impairments and mental health diagnoses.
Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn and work in their communities. In pursuit of that mission, four core values guide our efforts: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Innovation. By utilizing these core values in all we do, we are assured that the personal outcomes of those we serve stay at the forefront of our daily activities.
For those we serve, Personal Outcomes are the major expectations that individuals have in their lives and in the supports and services provided by Easter Seals UCP. For the Easter Seals UCP staff, Personal Outcomes are all about listening to the individuals and families we support, so that we have a clear understanding of individual life dreams, expectations, and passions. With this understanding comes a clear direction in service options as determined by those whose lives will be affected by what we do.
Easter Seals UCP is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership in both North Carolina and Virginia. For more information about our organization, view our most recent Annual Report.
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to thousands of children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. The national organization and its nationwide network of affiliates strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society — from the Web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community.