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Disability Specific Resources: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy

See also Birth Injury.
New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgment and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.
See our NHU page on Cerebral Palsy Research for more information on what is being done in research to find the risk factors and causes to prevent Cerebral Palsy and research on early interventions and treatments.


Birth Injury Prevention from ABC Law Centers. This lawyer sponsored website offers much information for the prevention of birth injury. A comprehensive description of each of the various ways a child may experience a birth injury and how to prevent them. Also included on the site is a Frequently Asked Questions.

New Sign Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention from the Amercan Pregnancy Association, promoting pregnancy wellness. Can cerebral palsy be prevented? Some causes of cerebral palsy have been identified, and cases of cerebral palsy that result from them often can be prevented.

Disability in America toward a National Agenda for Prevention – Andrew M. Pope and Alvin R. Tarlov Editors Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1991. “This report goes beyond the traditional medical model to consider and address the needs of people with disabling conditions after those conditions exist and after they have been "treated" and "rehabilitated." Prevention of the initial condition (primary prevention) is certainly important, but the emphasis in this report is on developing interventions that can prevent pathology from becoming impairment, impairment from becoming functional limitation, functional limitation from becoming disability, and any of these conditions from causing secondary conditions.”

Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable? is an article by WebMD that lists several of the potential causes of Cerebral Palsy, precautions parents can take that make these potential causes less likely from before pregnancy, during and after pregnancy and during childhood to work to prevent Cerebral Palsy.

NHU Report on the Prevention of Disabilities - Spring 2015    Read about the rising prevalence of developmental disabilities, the impact of developmental disabilities and the need for data for research. ----We all know to move forward on any problem facing mankind requires research.  We are stating, in order to protect children of the future, newborns, their parents and society from disabilities, we should broaden the scope of data collected through the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. This update to our existing data system would be more easily adopted and is necessary to more effectively meet current research needs for the purpose of preventing disabilities.   Existing data collected is vague and not in sync with the rapid advances in medicine for today. Where is the data on birth injury in America?

New Sign Prevention of Cerebral Palsy from My Child at CerebralPalsy.org an informational website by attorney, Kenneth A. Stern, comprehensive prevention information with the roles government, medical community, parents and researchers should consider and take action to prevent Cerebral Palsy.

New Sign Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Near Term/Term Infants-Antenatal and Postnatal Approaches to prevention-- 2011 these prevention methods are for after birth but may be significant in reducing neurodevelopment impairments.

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