Advocacy helps create a vital support system for people with disabilities in Connecticut.

Each legislative session, our leadership team advocates on a wide variety of our causes and issues. We communicate the needs of people with disabilities in Connecticut to our state legislators to ensure adequate public funding for the support systems they need.

UCP is a vital resource to individuals with disabilities and their families. Our legislative monitoring and presence at the Capitol helps send important messages to the leaders in our state about our mission and our efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, measured by these indicators.

For parents of kids with special needs, visit this site, which is a collaboration between UCP and ADAPT:


  • Interpersonal relations
  • Personal Development
  • Self-Determination
  • Social inclusion
  • Rights
  • Emotional well being
  • Physical well being
  • Material well being


  • Independence for people across a spectrum of disabilities
  • Full citizenship
  • Competitive employment
  • Accessibility issues

UCP staff, caregivers and the people UCP serves advocating for people with disabilities in CT at the State CapitolOur staff members, caregivers and people we serve attend Advocacy Day at the State Capitol to show our support for people with disabilities in our state.