Read about Sunrise Events and Stories


Read about Sunrise Events and Stories


Doing Something Positive – What It Means to Be a Direct Support Professional

If you are someone who wants to enact positive change in the world but are unsure of how to start, consider becoming a Direct Support Professional (DSP). DSPs provide vital services that allow individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live within their communities, live independently, socialize, and be a part of the workforce. We […]

Dedication Pays Off

This October, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which honors America’s workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices. The theme for the 2020 observance of NDEAM is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”

4 Useful Mobile Apps You Probably Haven’t Heard of

Digital developments have made life easier to navigate for many, but accessibility is often an afterthought*. Fortunately, some app developers have created apps with inclusivity in mind and are continuously improving the world of mobile apps for people with disabilities. We have curated a list of four mobile apps currently available or coming to market […]

DSPs: Our Everyday Heroes

This week (September 13th – 19th, 2020), we are honoring Direct Support Professionals across the nation! Now more than ever, DSPs deserve recognition as the everyday heroes they are. Throughout this challenging year, DSPs have continued to exemplify what it means to be truly dedicated and selfless. DSPs have remained at the frontlines since the […]

Summer Lives On – Thanks to the Hartford Foundation

We are grateful for the support the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has shown for our Sunrise Northeast Opportunities virtual summer camp program. Their grant award of $26,500 has enabled us to continue providing an enriching camp-like experience to over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities from the comfort and safety of their homes. In response […]

Opening the Doors to a Brighter Future

For more than half a century, Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, Inc.) has provided high-quality inclusive educational programming for children with and without developmental delays. Thanks to a substantial grant award of $540,065 by Hillsborough County, we recently moved into a building that was previously a Boys & […]

30th Anniversary of the ADA

The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act grants us an opportunity to celebrate those with a disability and all the efforts that have taken place to make the United States more accessible and inclusive. It is also a chance to pause and reflect on the barriers that are still in place today and the efforts needed to further the purpose of the ADA.