Great Chef's Tasting Party & Auction

Sunday, March 5, 2023

The Great Chef's Tasting Party & Auction is an area favorite that will introduce you and your guests to the delicious samplings prepared especially for this special evening.

Life without limits for people with disabilities

United Cerebral Palsy- Center for Disability Services is dedicated to advancing the independence of people with disabilities.

The Great American Big Wheel Race


Did you miss out on the Big Wheel Race this year or did you forget to grab a Patriotic Commemorative T-Shirt? Here's your chance to get one and at a discount! Help support UCP-CDS by purchasing an official Great American Big Wheel Race T-shirt!

Exploring New Adventures

Children and adults enrolled in our programs will explore their own ideas, thoughts and feelings in a comfortable and safe environment.

Providing Care & Hope for Wellbeing

Our approach is person-centered care that will focus on each individuals strengths and needs that will provide them with the best quality of life possible.

Living without Limits

Promoting independence in activities of daily life to maintain, restore, or enhance life learning skills.

Growing Friendships & Learning New Skills

Children and adults will enjoy maintaining and acquiring new skills such as; creating crafts, attending community outings, healthy eating and culinary arts while making new friends.

Are you ready to find out how UCP-CDS can help?

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Peace Lutheran Church Quilting Club sharing love and comfort

May 13, 2022

Handmade quilts donated to United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services JOLIET – Today, members of the Quilting Club of Peace Lutheran Church donated more than 25 handmade, twin and full-sized quilts and prayer shawls to …

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May 1, 2022

Melvin J. Larson School is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. We are National Association of Special Education Teachers School of Excellence for the State of Illinois. We offer a comprehensive educational and …

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Community Day Services

May 9, 2021
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November 2021:  The Community Day Service Snack Shop is open.  Clients are trained on stacking shelves, taking inventory, creating shopping lists, and completing sales transactions.  Staff and clients can purchase treats such as chips, candy …

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As a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA), UCP-CDS stays current on available services, breakthroughs in technology, and pertinent legislation. We remain committed to maintain the highest quality programs and services. 


Since 1955, UCP-CDS has provided direct services to people with developmental disabilities in Illinois. The Agency has evolved from one program to a multi-service organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.


The UCP-CDS accreditations include the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities CARF, National Association of Special Education Teachers NASET, and Guidestar Exchange Gold.


311 South Reed Street,
Joliet, IL 60436


(815) 744-3500 | Fax: (815) 744-3504



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