Founded in 1949, the mission of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that includes this center in Pittsburgh.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication and behaviour, by epilepsy and by secondary musculoskeletal problems.
From this attractive, contemporary building, UCP offers programs for adults and children with disabilities that build on individual strengths and promote inclusion in the community. Among the most popular is the UCP Centre Art Gallery, which provides space for artists to display their artwork and brings in various guests of the artist and art enthusiasts.
In the past ten years, over 40 art shows have opened at the gallery --- shows ranging from individuals displaying their first show ever to local art groups combining their memberships to create a show. This gallery space has become a home for artists who may find it difficult to procure gallery space in Pittsburgh and for artists who want to display artwork in a fully accessible gallery which garners a diverse crowd of guests.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parking available in lot at rear of building.