United Cerebral Palsy director visits Rotary Club

Published 9:34 am Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Atmore Rotary Club heard presentations from representatives of United Cerebral Palsy and Camp Smile Tuesday during their regular meeting in Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital.

Todd Perkins, director of child and adult services for UCP, gave a brief presentation outlining the purpose and functions of UCP, a non-profit organization that has recently extended into Escambia County.

Perkins said UCP provides many services, but is most well known for assisting people with various mental and physical disabilities find long-term employment. UCP has now been offering that service in Escambia County for almost a full year.

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In addition to their supported employment system, UCP is a long-time supporter of Camp Smile, a four-week summer camp for people with disabilities, ages 3-50, although a camp official said she has seen campers as young as two and as old as 88.

Perkins said he hopes to see a large growth in the number of Escambia County residents UCP and Camp Smile are able to impact in the years to come.

As of now the total number of supported employment clients held by UCP in Escambia County stands at 13.

Perkins said for more information on UCP or Camp Smile calls may be directed to 251-479-4900 or contact by email may be made at campsmile@ucpmobile.org.

Todd Perkins is director of child and adult services for UCP.