Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Exceptional Parent magazine enters media partnership with UCP's new Web venture

From an Exceptional Parent press release:

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- EP Global Communications, Inc. the parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, announced Dec. 16 that it has entered into a media partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP/NYC) and UCP national. This agreement includes the use of certain media content developed by EP for a new Web site called

My Child Without Limits is a comprehensive informational and social networking resource for families and caregivers of children ages 0-5 with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities and for the professionals who work with them. The site will be launched in January 2009 by UCP/NYC in collaboration with the national office of UCP and its more than 100 national and international affiliates.

As the Media Partner to My Child Without Limits, EP will provide copyrighted materials for use on the Web site. Edward R. Matthews, CEO of UCP/NYC, affirmed, "EP's library of highly regarded content is a valuable asset for this site, which is intended to be both an authoritative content destination as well as a community support resource. Their participation brings additional resources to this initiative."

"We are excited to partner with EP to get the word out about My Child Without Limits," said Stephen Bennett, President & CEO, United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. "It will be the one-stop shop for parents and professionals and help children with disabilities start achieving a life without limits at an early age."

Exceptional Parent magazine has published extensively on the subject of cerebral palsy and related issues during its 38 years as a leading resource in the special needs community. EP President and CEO, Joseph M. Valenzano, Jr., explains, "We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our working relationship with UCP in helping parents and caregivers better access valuable need-to-have information that can help improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities."