United Cerebral Palsy Statement on Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line

“Today, by a 6-to-3 majority, the Supreme Court affirmed the vision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that a nation should not separate its
citizens with disabilities from society.

“The Court’s opinion in Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line makes clear that
the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that requires public accommodations
be accessible to people with disabilities, applies to all foreign-flag cruise
ships.

“The architects of the ADA endorsed provisions that require all places of
public life to be accessible to Americans with disabilities. Clearly, their
intent was to ensure that citizens with disabilities were not just able to access
public services that make life possible, but places that make life worthwhile.

“While Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion creates a large loophole by limiting
modifications so as not to create too much international discord or disruption
of a ship’s internal affairs, the decision is a clear victory for the disability
community and the ADA.

“We are heartened that the Court, today and last year in Tennessee v. Lane,
has changed course from its 15 year history of slowly eroding the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Further, we applaud the administration’s support in affirming
the aspirations of Americans with disabilities.”

About United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy is one of the nation’s leading organizations serving
and advocating for the more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Most
UCP consumers are people with disabilities other than cerebral palsy. Through
its nationwide network, United Cerebral Palsy offers services to individuals,
families and communities such as job training and placement, physical therapy,
individual and family support, early intervention, social and recreation programs,
community living, state and local referrals, and instruction on how to use technology
to perform everyday tasks. For more information, call (800) 872-5827.


United Cerebral Palsy Sends Delegate to International Conference for Nonprofit
Leaders

National trustee Anne Rader represents UCP at Young Core Leaders summit in
Japan

Washington, DC, February 22, 2005 – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) national trustee
Anne Rader joined an international delegation to the Young Core Leaders of Civil
Society Groups conference on disability, youth and aging issues in Japan this
month. The two-week summit, sponsored by the Japanese Office of Cabinet Affairs,
aimed to network leading nonprofit executives from the United States, Australia,
Sweden and Japan.

“The common concern of including people with disabilities in every facet of
society transcends barriers of language and culture,” said UCP trustee Anne
Rader. “It was a privilege to share the work of United Cerebral Palsy in areas
of direct service and support, advocacy, and empowerment with our peers.”

Other American participants included Easter Seals, the Jewish Federation for
the Blind, Boys and Girls Clubs and state vocational rehabilitation agencies.

The Japanese forum engaged political leaders, nonprofit managers and caregivers
in a dialogue on best practices and performance outcome measurements for nonprofit
organizations. The group toured several service-provider facilities and met
with professionals and people with disabilities in various cities throughout
Japan.

Rader, who is an appointed member of President Bush’s National Council on
Disability, also met with Japanese Parliament Member Mr. Eita Yashiro with other
delegates. Yashiro stated his strong support for a formal United Nations (UN)
convention on the rights of people with disabilities. An ad hoc UN committee
will consider the measure throughout 2005.

“It is my hope that this exchange, along with my personal experience as a
professional woman with a disability, will serve as a stimulus for even greater
inclusion and opportunity for all our citizens with disabilities,” added Rader.

***Photos available upon request, please contact Jim Baker at (202) 973-7114***

About United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy is one of the nation’s leading organizations serving
and advocating for the more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Most
UCP consumers are people with disabilities other than cerebral palsy. Through
its nationwide network, United Cerebral Palsy offers services to individuals,
families and communities such as job training and placement, physical therapy,
individual and family support, early intervention, social and recreation programs,
community living, state and local referrals, and instruction on how to use technology
to perform everyday tasks. For more information, call (800) 872-5827.

Contact: Jim Baker
(202) 973-7114


Pastor with cerebral palsy encourages others, “don’t whine but shine”

(Columbia) June 19, 2005 – A man who has overcome a major life obstacle is
encouraging others to do the same.

Pastor David Ring has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life. He now travels
around the world encouraging others to overcome their own personal handicaps.

Sunday night he spoke at Trinity Baptist Church. Leading the crowd with his
inspiring viewpoint and lines like, “Don’t whine but shine.”

His idea is to accept your condition and turn it into something positive.