About Us

Unified Community Connections 

Unified Community Connections has served children and adults with a variety of disabilities since 1953, promoting self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life. Learn more about our programs and services.

The agency was founded in 1953 by a group of parents and concerned citizens who gathered to fight for the rights of children and adults with disabilities. These rights included education, employment, housing and the right to live a full life in the community. These dedicated individuals formed United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, an organization committed to advancing the independence of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Read more about the agency’s history.

Unified Community Connections is designated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  A copy of our IRS Form 990 and/or audited financial statement is available upon request by calling 410-484-4540 or writing to Unified Community Connections at 952 Ridgebrook Road, Unit #1000, Sparks, MD 21152.  Additional information is on file with the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State.

Becoming Unified Community Connections

In 2013, the agency was renamed Unified Community Connections to reflect our broad mission of supporting individuals with disabilities. Additionally, our service area currently includes Western and Central Maryland, and we welcome opportunities to provide services in other areas of our state. Read more about United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland’s name change.

Today, Unified Community Connections is a large, dynamic agency serving both children and adults with a range of disabilities. UNIFIED has an operating budget of more than $21 million and provides thousands of hours of service to children and adults. We are committed to providing a wide variety of services to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Learn how to support Unified Community Connections.

Unified Community Connections Mission & Vision

Unified Community Connections’ mission is to support individuals with disabilities in achieving independence, productivity and the quality of life they seek. The agency’s vision is to be recognized for excellence in leadership in providing innovative, person-centered supports, making Unified Community Connections the agency of choice for individuals with disabilities and their families as well as the employer of choice for human service professionals.