Advocacy and Public Policy

United Cerebral Palsy promotes federal and state legislation and initiatives that promote the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Through UCP advocacy campaigns, people with disabilities and their families and friends can press their representatives to advance disability-related issues such as accessibility, equality and inclusion.

UCP of Hudson Coundy is a member of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD), a New Jersey-based non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with multiple physical and developmental disabilities so that they may have the opportunity to attain the highest level of purpose and dignity. ABCD represents member agencies that provide a broad array of community-based services to approximately 10,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families statewide.