UCPAIndy Monthly Newsletter
March, 2020
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Staying The Course
Like everyone else, we at UCPAIndy are doing our part in practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. This does not mean that our services are unavailable to you. We are still available via phone and email to answer any questions you may have.
Cerebral Palsy itself does not make the virus any more or less dangerous than it is for the general public. However, many folks with cerebral palsy have respiratory issues that go along with their CP. Please be safe and responsible during this time so you do not spread and/or contract the virus yourself.

Due to schools being on an e-learning format for the next few weeks, we have decided to postpone the ATTITUDE Essay Contest for the time being. Thank you to those who have already submitted their essays. We will monitor the status of our decision based on what the government and/or the majority of school corporations in Indiana decide on what to do for the remainder of the semester.
We are still planning to award our scholarship to graduating senior(s) at the end of the school year. More information will be posted on this in the coming weeks. Please spread the word of the scholarship to help us find a deserving graduate.

Walking For Dreams update 
The walk is planned to go on as scheduled 
The Sycamore foundation is monitoring the current situation and will give a proper heads up if there are any changes to the walk that is scheduled to occur on Sunday, May 17. We are still looking for both walkers and sponsors for the event. Please spread the word. You can find more info on how to sign up and/or sponsor on our website.
Walking For Dreams is a fundraising walk hosted by the Sycamore Foundation where organizations from around the area are invited to raise funds for their own cause. The walk takes place on the canal in Downtown Indianapolis and is family friendly, pet friendly, AND wheelchair friendly. 

Mission Moments 
Here's how we are helping our clients
We were contacted by a representative from the Department of Children’s Services in Northwest Indiana. They contacted us in regards to a foster child who is 12 years old and has cerebral palsy. DCS is working with the mom to help get her back on her feet. Unfortunately, she’s having a lot of difficulty finding staff who can support her son while she goes to work, so mom has been unable to work consistently. There is an agency that serves the community with child care but they have been unable to find staff.
We gave them a few options: One, under the Medicaid waiver rules you can pay family members or friends to care for your loved one.  Second, there may be other people in that community who are looking for staff as well, which could lead to an opportunity of sharing staff hours so one staff member could support two clients.

Buy a copy of "GRIT, Not Grits" today 
This book could make a nice "at-home" learning activity
Buying a copy of "GRIT, Not Grits" directly benefits not only a local author, but UCPAIndy as well. This book could make a great lesson to go along with your child's e-learning or it could be used as a family activity in the evening.

UCPAIndy is here to help. 
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana assists those with Cerebral Palsy to gain access to adaptive technology, medical equipment and other items that will increase their independence, mobility, communication or comfort.
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