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ADAPT- About Our New Name

To better reflect who we are today, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City will now be 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.

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

Our Impact


Number of children and adults with disabilities and their families that we support.


Number of years behind our history.


Cents of every dollar spent directly on programs and services.

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this month. 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 throughout these 70 years. Accessible public education for all, community living for children and adults, advancement in assistive technology, and creating opportunities for employment, mark just some of our achievements in 70 years of serving 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. Our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy. 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.


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