Please join us for our annual events and campaigns.

Every year we hold annual events and campaigns to bring the people we serve, our partners, area businesses, special educators and community together to take part in events that are fun and also support people with disabilities in CT.

We need you to join in! Your support helps us help more people with disabilities succeed in school, transition to employment and with on the job training, access affordable housing and assistive technology and integrate into their communities.

We appreciate your help!



Spread the Holiday Cheer Campaign!

Our gift of assistive technology is made possible by the Elsie S. Bellow Fund, through UCP National

The Elsie S. Bellows Fund was established in 1995 to provide Assistive Technology (AT) tools for people with disabilities. AT equipment like the iPad and its applications play a major role to help students with disabilities excel at school and lead more independent, fulfilling lives.

We have an iPad for your student: Nominate by December 2nd by filling out the form to the right>>>

Enter NOW, there are a limited number of gifts: This is available to all school districts in Eastern CT.
For more information, please contact Shannon Taber at 860.443.3800 x 111 or email

2019 Annual Meeting & Awards: 70th Anniversary Celebration

The Board of Directors of UCP of Eastern CT thanks everyone who turned out to help us celebrate another successful year of milestones… along with our 70 Years of Progress. It was great to spend the evening with our caregivers, program managers, employees, participants and their families at this year’s 2019 Annual Meeting. A big congratulations to all the award winners!

We are celebrating the 70th year of our founding during 2019! UCP is mindful of our rich history and proud of our 70 years of service as we look to the future.


Life Without Limits Art Exhibit

Life Without Limits, this year’s annual art exhibit, highlighted a variety of art including mosaic, sculpture, murals and paint on canvas. This work was on display at the Groton-New London Airport and the Garde Art Center in New London, CT this Summer and Fall. The artwork was created by individuals from United Cerebral Palsy’s (UCP) community program for people with disabilities in CT. The artists collaborate with each other and UCP staff members to create one piece of artwork every year that gets displayed at a public art forum in New London called Hygienic Art. The Life Without Limits Exhibit is a compilation of this artwork over the last eight years. “People participate in any way they can, whether it’s coming up with the initial concept to making choices about a paint color using an eye gaze. The art program at UCP helps each person express his or her unique talents in a way that’s accessible to each person. The arts can bring joy along with a sense of organization and accomplishment to their world,” said Jennifer Keatley, UCP Executive Director.

Congratulations to Ellijah Davila, the 2019 recipient of the Nathaniel Bennett Memorial Award!

UCP's 2019 Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony & 70th Anniversary: Watch Highlights!