Cerebral Palsy « Disabilities – Conditions
Organizations & Services and Resources
re: Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that begins early in life and persists throughout adulthood.
Organizations & Services
- Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Help
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, also known as Ataxic CP, can be caused by a several factors. As with most forms of cerebral palsy, it is usually brought on by brain damage during pregnancy, delivery, or even after birth. Although symptoms can develop at birth, for the most part, Ataxic Cerebral Palsy is most commonly diagnosed in children between three and eighteen months old.
- Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
An organization dedicated to funding research and educational activities directly relevant to discovering the cause, cure and evidence based care for those with cerebral palsy and related developmental disabilities.
- NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page
Info on prognosis, treatment, research and trials.
- United Cerebral Palsy.Org
I am on the board of this wonderful organization; they are a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. Also see their popular and successful program QuickRamps for Kids.
Resources: Websites & Blogs
- Cerebral Palsy FAQs (Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers)
Families coping with a child who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy or other birth injury, adjusting to life can be challenging. A child’s injury at birth can quickly alter life’s course and make the most basic tasks burdensome from a physical, emotional and economic perspective.
- Disability Scoop
The first nationally focused online news organization serving the developmental disability community including cerebral palsy, among others.
- Growing Up With a Disability – (Blog)
A blog from a college student with cerebral palsy who believes society often underestimates the complexity of living with a disability – the joys, the challenges, the ordinary, and the extraordinary.
- United Cebral Palsy.Org Newsletters
"Life Without Limits" is published quarterly.