Unified’s History & Milestones



Agency founded by a group of concerned parents and citizens and incorporated as a private nonprofit under the name United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland.



Opened the Delrey School, a day habilitation program for children ages 2 to 21, offering a rigorous academic curriculum combined with comprehensive wraparound services that included the latest therapeutic techniques and communication strategies.



Opened our first day habilitation program for adults with disabilities.



Opened our first community living group home.



Started the supported employment program with funds from a federal grant.



Started the assistive technology program, the precursor to our No Boundaries Assistive Technology Center.



The Delrey School moved into a new, fully accessible, state-of-the-art facility in Lansdowne, Maryland, featuring a wheelchair clinic, a nurses’ suite, an assistive technology lending library, dedicated therapy spaces, a sensory integration room and an accessible playground.



Changed our name to Unified Community Connections to better reflect the populations we support.



Launched community learning service, a precursor to community development services. The community-based service provided opportunities for individuals to engage in their communities by taking classes, volunteering and enjoying hobbies.



After 55 years, the Delrey School closed due to unsustainable declines in enrollment resulting from the increase in special education programs offered in public schools.



Opened apartment-style suites in some community living group homes to allow for more independent living opportunities.