United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with disabilities, along with UCP affiliate Capability Scotland, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 15th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in the United Kingdom, and honor the efforts of those who created these landmark laws and continue to work to achieve a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities on Thursday, June 17 at the British Ambassador’s Residence, 3100 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Attendees will include actor and UCP Board Trustee Cheryl Hines; former U.S. Congressman Tony Coelho, Chair of Life Without Limits and original author of the American’s with Disabilities Act; Alan Dickson, Chief Executive, Capability Scotland; Stephen Bennett, President & CEO, United Cerebral Palsy; current and former legislators; government officials; corporate leaders; advocates and embassy staff.
Also in attendance will be the United Cerebral Palsy Young Benefactors, a new group of young men and women who support, communicate and extend the vision of Life Without Limits for people with disabilities and transform the cause to bring this vision closer to reality.
Founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with cerebral palsy, today United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with disabilities. The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. This includes approximately 100 local service providers reaching over 176,000 individuals daily in the U.S., Canada, Scotland and Australia. For more information, please visit www.UCP.org.
Like United Cerebral Palsy, Capability Scotland was founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with cerebral palsy. Today, the organization campaigns with, and provides education, employment and support services to, disabled children and adults across Scotland in order that they achieve equality and have choice and control in their lives. For more information, please visit the Capability Scotland website.