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Cerebral Palsy



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New Sign American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine: Fact Sheets Share these fact sheets for adults with Cerebral Palsy with anyone you believe will benefit from the information provided. Fact Sheets cover subjects for aging adults with Cerebral Palsy, such as Spinal Stenosis, Fitness and Exercise, Pain and why you need a rimary Care Physician as well as information for your PCP.

Cerebral Palsy Connection is a very informative website created by an individual with Cerebral Palsy. The site offers basic Cerebral Palsy information, resource lists, and personal writings The site also offers very practical information on SSI and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Cerebral Palsy Foundation transforming lives for people with cerebral palsy today – through research, innovation and collaboration. Focused on certain new research projects to help women and children with Cerebral Palsy.

My Child at CerebralPalsy.org strive, every day, to be the ultimate resource for everything cerebral palsy. They provide information, resources, support and unlimited inspiration to all those touched by cerebral palsy, and other neurological conditions. Their vision is to provide those touched by cerebral palsy with the most compassionate voice, the most comprehensive resource, and the ultimate industry support network. This website offer informatio for parents awaiting diagnosis, help after diagnosis, how to manage Ceregral Palsy and how to maximize the potential of your child with Cerebral Palsy. Although this website has a lawyer component, there is much useful information for the parent facing the challenge of Cerebral Palsy having an impact on their child..

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Cerebral Palsy Organizations page offers several national organizations and more resources on Cerebral Palsy.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a national organization that "strives to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society." They offer information on such topics as education, employment, housing, parenting and families, health and wellness, and many more. They also offer answers to frequently asked questions regarding Cerebral Palsy. Additionally, via their Bellows Fund, they offer grants to purchase assistive technology equipment for individuals with disabilities. Individuals may inquire on this program at their local UCP office. For more information, call the National UCP office at (800) 872-5827 or contact your local chapter.


State Listings


Illinois

Pathways.org empowers parents and health professionals with FREE tools and resources to maximize a child’s motor, sensory, and communication development. Educational materials offering on the importance of early detection and early intervention, offering best practices in physical, occupational, and speech therapy services at pediatric therapy clinic in Glenview, Illinois and working to promote inclusion in houses of worship and other areas of the community. For more information contact Pathways at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60601, Tel: 800-955-CHILD (2445), Fax: 312-893-6621 or send e-mail to friends@pathwaysawareness.org


Vermont

Association for Cerebral Palsy is sponsored by the State of Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division of Disability and Aging Services This association offers independent living skills training, school consultations, family support for people with physical disabilities, and no interest loans for adaptive equipment for people with any disability. Contact the Association for Cerebral Palsy, 73 Main Street, Room 17, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, call (802) 223-5161 (V/TTY), Senior HelpLine 1-800-642-5119 (V/TTY) or VCIL 1-800-639-1522.


Wisconsin

Broadscope Disability Services, formally United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, fosters inclusion, empowers freedom of choice, and advances potential across the lifespan. They provide respite care services, and employment and independent living assistance. For more information, visit the website or write: Broadscope at 6102 W. Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53220, Phone: 414-329-4500 or send email to: info@broadscope.org


Country Listings


Canada

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mandate to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy. The OFCP goes about accomplishing its mission by way of three core activities:(1) Assisting individuals and member groups in the development and provision of services and programs including accommodation in all parts of the province of Ontario. (2) Advocating and promoting awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with cerebral palsy. (3) Encouraging and supporting research, education and programs related to cerebral palsy. Vision Statement The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is an organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.


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