The Mission of Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc. is to affect positively:  The quality of life for persons with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities, to meet their multiple needs and those of their families, and to prevent developmental disabilities and minimize their effects.

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About Us

Miami Cerebral Palsy (MCP) an affiliate of United Community Options, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida, was opened in 1984 by UCP of Miami to provide Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/IID) long term residential care services for children and adults who are medically fragile, non-ambulatory and severely and profoundly disabled.  MCP provides nurturing homes for 96 children and adults with developmental disabilities. There are four long term care residential facilities located on beautiful, spacious lots in beautiful neighborhoods, with each long term care home having three homes (8 beds per home) at each location.  The floor plans and furnishings reflect those found in typical homes with thoughtful consideration to adaptations for the people supported.  The ICF/IID program provides 24 hour nursing care, 7 days a week, along with a full complement of therapeutic services to include but not limited to physical, occupational and speech therapy, dietary services under the supervision of registered clinical dietitian, respiratory therapy and registered direct support professionals.

With intensive medical technology and growth, we have been able to support individuals who a few short years ago might have died from birth defects, injuries, near drowning or other such disabling conditions.  At MCP, children and adults are given an opportunity to live their lives at their full capacity.  MCP operates and offers them the opportunity to attend a Lifelong Learning Program for those not attending public schools and/or the UCP Workshop.  For those attending public school, MCP provides much support to medically fragile school age students in the public school setting who without supports would not be successful. Thus, there is a vital need for care, treatment and training of medically involved children & adults in a “homelike” residential setting.

Admission Criteria

We support individuals of varying ages with all types of developmental disabilities such as Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorder and Autism. Our Admission Policy is:

  • Individuals considered for admission must be diagnosed with a developmental disability that includes Intellectual Disability as a primary diagnosis.

  • Individuals must have Florida Medicaid or be Florida Medicaid eligible.

  • Individuals must be in need of 24 hour supervision, coordination and integration of health or habilitative services.

  • Individuals must be non-ambulatory or dependent upon a walker or wheelchair for mobility

  • States may not limit access to ICF/IID service, or make it subject to waiting lists, as they may for Home Community Base Waiver Services. Therefore in some cases ICF/IID services may be more immediately available than other long term care options. Many individuals who require this level of service have already established disability status and Medicaid eligibility.