Empowering all people with disabilities
People with disabilities
living to the best of their abilities and ambitions.
MI-UCP was founded in 1949 as United Cerebral Palsy Association of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP/Detroit). This included Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. That same year, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan (UCP/Michigan) was formed to serve the needs of constituents throughout the remainder of the state of Michigan.
In 2020, these two organizations merged into MI-UCP (Michigan United Cerebral Palsy). The goal is to expand our scope of service reach. In reality, more than 65 percent of the people we serve have a disability other than cerebral palsy. These include autism, spinal cord injuries, intellectual disabilities, visual impairments and many other disabling conditions.
By unifying as MI-UCP, we are able to operate more efficiently and effectively as one of the state’s leading sources of information, referral and strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations. And by having offices in Detroit and Lansing, we can continue to be a leading advocate for all 1.4MM of Michiganders with disabilities.
Our Core Beliefs
Acting ethically with the highest level of honesty and integrity.
Leadership & Staff
WIPA Project Director
Board of Directors
Chee Chuan Cheong
Michelle O'Connor Teklinski
1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair
Immediate Past Chair
If you are interested in joining our board, please download and fill out the application
As a 501C-3 charitable organization, MI-UCP operates with transparency.
We are proud affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy: www.ucp.org