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United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County, Inc.

We create a limitless future for children and families with disabilities

aka Unlimited Possibilities (UP), formerly known as UCP of Orange County   |   Santa Ana, CA   |  www.UPtheimpact.org

Mission

The mission of Unlimited Possibilities (UP) is to create a limitless future for children and families with disabilities.

Notes from the nonprofit

Unlimited Possibilities (UP) is the trusted source of hope and joy for children and families with disabilities. We are champions and advocates for those we serve, conquering stereotypes, social stigma, and barriers. Through six comprehensive programs, our caregivers, specialists, and therapists empower and challenge every person in our care to look beyond limitations and grow toward a life of independence, joy, and fulfillment.

Ruling year info

1955

President and CEO

Dr. Ramin Baschshi M.D.

Main address

1251 E. Dyer Road Suite 150

Santa Ana, CA 92705 USA

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EIN

95-1856340

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children with disabilities are often overlooked in our community and face tremendous obstacles to achieving academic success, inclusion, and health services. Many uninsured and under-insured children seeking disability services in our area are turned away due to the low reimbursement rates from their state-sponsored insurance. The rate of children with disability and delay diagnoses in Orange County continues to grow, thereby exacerbating the scarcity of providers. Unlimited Possibilities (UP) has been on the front lines of this surge in need for services. Given the vulnerability of children with disabilities and the increasing demand for programs that address their situations, the need for facilities like UP is tremendous. We are one of the few providers in our area providing high-quality, compassionate treatment to children and families with disabilities, regardless of means to pay and diagnosis.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Clinical Services

UP’s innovative clinical facility offers early intervention and three disciplines of pediatric therapy under one roof, ensuring that no child, disability, or age group is left behind. During early intervention, our child development specialists identify and treat delays in cognitive, social, or motor skills among infants ages 0-3. Similarly, UP’s pediatric therapists provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy children and youth ages 3-22. These services improve children’s fine motor, gross motor, and speech skills. All of UP’s clinical staff have obtained the appropriate academic qualifications and licensure needed to deliver services and are highly qualified in their ability to provide an enriching, supportive, and caring environment for children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

• Inclusive Childcare — We provide a safety net for working parents and an opportunity for children with special needs to be included in a typical after-school care setting. Skilled one-on-one aides work collaboratively with center staff to properly assess, evaluate, and include children with special needs in activities alongside their developmentally typical peers.
• Respite Care — This program is designed to provide a well-deserved break to the parents of children with special needs. UP assigns trained caregivers to supervise children in the home setting, giving parents time to take care of themselves, focus on their spouse and other children, and come back revitalized to care for their child.
• Family Support— UP believes that a true form of long-lasting support engages the child’s family members. To that end, we provide ongoing educational workshops and support groups for families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of early intervention and pediatric therapy sessions provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Children and youth

Related Program

Clinical Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

Clinical Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of home visits conducted.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Parents, People with disabilities

Related Program

Community-Based Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

UP provides respite care, where a trained caregiver cares for a child at home, and inclusive childcare, where trained staff supports a child in an after-school setting.

Number of children and family members served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Founded in 1953, UP is a nonprofit organization has been helping children and families with disabilities create Limitless Futures for over 70 years.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service hours provided.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of UP's services take place in Orange County at our Pediatric Therapy Center in Santa Ana, in the homes of families, or at the many childcare programs we partner with throughout the county.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to advance the ability of children with disabilities to build the skills needed to live healthy, self-actualized, and fulfilling lives.

Since our inception, UP has closed gaps preventing children from accessing life-changing services. We are one of the few therapy facilities in Orange County that still treats low-income, under-insured children. Our community-based services, encompassing childcare, recreation, and family services, have been a pillar of support for children and families in Orange County for over 70 years.

UP helps children with disabilities make physical and cognitive gains; access affirming recreational programs; receive high-quality childcare; and achieve the functional skills needed to become independent participants in their community — in places like school, at home, or out in public. We are committed to improving the quality of life for children and helping them achieve their full potential. Our programs also provide critical support to families who often experience significant hardships due to their child’s disability.

For over years, UP has worked to provide life-changing treatment and care to people with disabilities in Orange County. As one of the communitys longstanding service providers, we have seen the demand for services that impact children with disabilities grow year after year, and we have made changes to keep up with Orange Countys evolving needs.

While UP was founded to serve people with cerebral palsy, we have adjusted to meet Orange Countys specific needs by focusing on treating children, their families, and a wider range of disabilities. Today, our early intervention and pediatric therapy programs serve children and adults ages 0-22 with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, speech and language disorders, brain trauma, epilepsy and seizures, and other disability and delay diagnoses. Our respite care, inclusive childcare, recreation services, and family support services support children and families with disabilities from birth to the end of life.

In 2007, UP recognized that in order to best serve our population, we had to address a growing, regionwide need for pediatric therapy services for children with disabilities. Thus, the Life Without Limits Pediatric Therapy Center was born. Incorporating therapy into our service model makes UP the only service provider in the county able to coordinate pediatric therapy, childcare, and family support programming simultaneously.

This comprehensive service model wraps the entire family in high-quality care. For example, a family can schedule a trained UP respite worker to visit their home and watch their child while they attend a UP educational workshop or go to work. Later, they can bring their child to our Pediatric Therapy Center to receive pediatric therapy before dropping them off at an after-school program under the supervision of an UP childcare worker. Incredibly, all of this can take place within a single day. In 2021, we moved from our facility in Irvine to a 18,607 square foot Pediatric Therapy Center in Santa Ana, which doubled our square footage and expanded our service capacity.

While each of UPs core programs can stand alone, we encourage families to utilize multiple modes of care. This allows UP to streamline the family's service experience, ensuring that they receive targeted care from a service provider that knows them and their child's diagnosis, strengths, and needs the best.

In the fiscal year 2023, UP served 4,162 children and families with disabilities in Orange County. Our organization provided 162,613 hours of respite & childcare throughout our community, along with 18,849 therapy & early intervention sessions. We remain committed to our mission of creating a limitless future for children and families with disabilities throughout Orange County.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bradley Barlow

Argonaut.Capital, LLC

Term: 2016 - 2024

Edward Mora

Community Leader

Jeremy Zoch

Healthcare Executive & Author

Cesar Villaveces

PIMCO

Tyler Mounce

AMPLIS

Alex Madonna

loanDepot

Anthony Lee

Westcliff University

Jana Vondran

Ingram Micro

Ramin Baschshi

UP

Colby Annett

A Street Partners

Matt Renault

RAM Construction

Karl Shin

MS International Inc.

Goodarz Agahi

K&L Gates

Sean Barrette

LSquared Capital

Stacy Hubbard

Marsh McLennan

Jeannette Wistner

KPMG

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Unknown
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.