A- A A+
HomeWho We Are

ADAPT- About Our New Name

To better reflect who we are today, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is now known as ADAPT Community Network. Adapt is something we all do–to life, to our environment, and to the particular circumstances we find ourselves in at any given time. Community signals that we, and all to whom we provide services, are part of the fabric of the community in which we live. Network describes the alliances we will form to grow and expand our reach in order to guarantee the fullest possible life for all those who look to us for support. Our new tagline is [We Change]. Whether it is lives, environments, social attitudes or our own services, it’s the most important thing we’ve learned in 70 years.

View our fact sheet here

Our Future Unfolding

ADAPT Community Network celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2017. So much has been accomplished and yet there is so much more to do. The post-World War II families who founded the agency would be so proud of the many breakthroughs that have happened including accessible public education for all, community living for children and adults, advancement in assistive technology, and creating opportunities for employment are just some of our achievements for New Yorkers with disabilities.To effectively respond to new generations with growing expectations, we have examined everything we do, as well as our place in the larger community.

Today, our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy. ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs include education, health, technology, residential and recreational services to over 18,000 individuals and families, living with challenges such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders, among others. The future service system will also require that agencies network with each other and form closer partnerships to allow people with disabilities greater access to the broader community. This is why we are now ADAPT Community Network.

Empowering people through innovative solutions, one person at a time.

Our Accreditation


Our Affiliations

Who We Are