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Children With Diasabilities get a place to play

In Chicago area this news story of community organizers making a difference.  A park designed from the ground up with children with disabilities in mind. "Accessibility provides opportunity for anyone, but especially for children," said Marilyn Weisner. "This accessible park provides an opportunity for children who are differently abled to play and learn, right alongside […]

New Robotic Therapy Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a disability that affects an estimated 8,000 babies each year. This neurological condition can have a lifelong impact on the movement and coordination of the body. Due to the nature of this disability and its affect on the brain and muscles, many children who live with cerebral palsy require a wheelchair or […]

Recycled Goods Used for Therapy

Making crafts has long been used by occupational therapists to help patients with mental and physical disabilities. Well what better way to create various objects through therapy than with various recycled goods? At the recycling therapist you can find different ways to be creative with your patients with the use of recycled materials. Oftentimes patients […]

Hippotherapy Helps Treat the Disabled

Hippotherapy is a unique treatment that can be used to help both children and adults with a variety of physical, emotional, and communication disabilities. This technique uses the movement of the horse to help with neurological function and sensory processing for those with cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries and more. Hippotherapy is […]

Therapies to Treat Cerebral Palsy

Although no cure for cerebral palsy has been found yet, there are various treatments and different therapies that can help improve the lives of those living with the disability. Two forms of therapy that have been proven to help patients with cerebral palsy are hippotherapy and creating crafts. Hippotherapy is a specialized treatment that can […]

Resources for Cerebral Palsy Caregivers

Parents and others who care for a cerebral palsy child often forget to take care of themselves. However, it’s important for caregivers to care for their own well-being – to receive for themselves the care, support, and encouragement they so selflessly give to their child.  There are numerous resources available for caregivers. One particularly notable […]

What’s New in Disability Activism?

If you’re the parent of a cerebral palsy child or a child with disability, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on legislative decisions that may affect your child’s education, health care, and future in general. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a great starting point to find out what’s being done […]

Registration Open for 63rd Annual Meeting of the AACPDM

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will be holding its 63rd annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in September. The meeting is open to healthcare professionals, special education teachers, and anyone else who is interested or involved in the care of a cerebral palsy child.   The theme of this year’s meeting […]

Coalition Fights for Accessible Technology

Laws intended to make technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities like cerebral palsy, hearing problems and paralysis, for example, are rapidly being outdated because of the rate at which technological advances are made.  To make sure legislative and regulatory safeguards keep pace, a coalition of more than 230 organizations was founded.   COAT is […]

RESNA Annual Conference This Week!

From June 23rd through the 27th in New Orleans, RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) will be holding its annual conference. The conference is open to anyone interested in issues related to assistive technology (AT) and disability, and it’s a great opportunity for parents of cerebral palsy children to learn […]