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As an affiliate of one of the nation’s largest health charities, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan assists people with disabilities and their families through our service-based, individual-focused approach. We administer innovative programs that make a difference in the lives of the children and adults we serve, and in the communities they are a part of.

The Michigan Loan Funds

The Michigan Loan Funds are programs of United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan, which works in partnership with Option 1 Credit Union to provide loans for the purchase of needed technology or to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment . (more)

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Project (WIPA)

Work Incentive Planning Assistance Program Closed.
As of June 30, 2012 the Social Security Administration (SSA) has closed the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance programs across the country.  

Following June 30, 2012 if you have questions about SSA benefits or your public assistance benefits contact one of the organizations listed below.  It has been our privilege to provide you with Social Security work incentive and benefit consultation services.

Work Incentive Information:

Ticket to Work Call Center (866) 968-7842

Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213

Employment Help: Michigan Rehabilitation Services in your area 

Michigan Commission for the Blind in your area

Community Mental Health in your area

Employment Networks in your area (you can get a list of these at https://yourtickettowork.com/web/ttw/home

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology, or AT, can play a vital role in the lives of people with disabilities. According to the Assistive Technology Act, assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (more)

Public Transportation Advocacy

UCP Michigan knows that people with disabilities face many barriers to transportation. We work to address these barriers and to eliminate as many as possible so that people with all disabilities can participate in their communities. (more)

Access to Faith Communities

People with disabilities want to be part of their communities. They want meaningful activities and social networks. They want to belong to community groups. But it isn’t always easy to get access to community life. (more)

Our Hopes for the Future

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan hosted public forums around the state of Michigan in 2009. The purpose of the forums was to listen to people with disabilities and their families describe their hopes for the future. (more)

Life in Focus

People with disabilities learn to use cameras to share their stories in words and pictures. (more)
 

Information and Referral 
 

RICC Regional Coordination Project

UCP Michigan RICC Regional Coordination project focuses on the six to eight RICCs (Regional Interagency Consumer Committees) in the region. (more)
 

Alliance for Michigan Medicaid Access

The Alliance for Michigan Medicaid Access project focuses on the impact of public policy on health care for people with disabilities. (more)
 

Including Our Neighbors

The Including Our Neighbors project provides funding to include people with disabilities in small community and neighborhood projects. (more)
 

Michigan Consumers for Healthcare

UCP Michigan is part of the Michigan Consumers for Healthcare (MCH) coalition. (more)