United Cerebral Palsy launches $25,000 innovation contest
Together with global partners, UCP has announced $25,000 in prize money to anyone who can create one of the three winning ideas submitted to the World Cerebral Palsy Day's "Change my World in 1 Minute" contest, which challenged people to submit ideas that would help improve mobility, independence, accessibility, communication or social connections for people living with cerebral palsy. UCP is now offering a $25,000 prize for bringing one of the three winning ideas to life: a solar-powered wheelchair, a fold-up motorized wheelchair, and a documentary about people living with cerebral palsy. Learn more about World CP Day and the contest.
UCP technology initiative wins grant
United Cerebral Palsy's Life Labs, a technology and grassroots initiative focused on identifying, developing and supporting ideas that make a difference for people living with disabilities, has been awarded a grant to help build a prototype for a mobile, accessible gaming station with the AbleGamers Foundation. This gaming station will provide an opportunity for not just fun, but also social and cognitive stimulation through accessible controllers, games and instructions. Learn more about the gaming station, and Life Labs and their innovative partnerships.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to
ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together
with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence,
productivity and full citizenship of people disabilities by supporting more than
176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time.
UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living
and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.
For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with
disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers,
UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that
increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to
dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information,
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