Inspire, a company known for building online communities for nonprofit health associations, announced that it will partner with United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP/NYC) and United Cerebral Palsy National (UCP) in Washington, DC, to develop and manage an online community for parents of children with cerebral palsy and other development disabilities.
The online community will be part of an authoritative early intervention resource site to be launched later this year. It will be the 30th health social networking site built by Inspire, which was founded in 2005.
UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy-which affects more than 760,000 individuals in the US. The National organization is one of the nation’s leading organizations– serving and advocating for the more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Today, more than 65 percent of the 176,000 children and adults served by UCP affiliates have disabilities other than cerebral palsy.
Inspire has also recently signed partnership agreements with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Encephalitis Global, Oley Foundation, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., and the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.
Originally posted on March 3, 2008 @ 11:32 am