Summer Activities for All Abilities

Tips for Parents

8 Kid-Friendly Activities to do Right at Home With COVID-19 still making summer plans uncertain, parents are trying to find ways to keep their children active and engaged throughout the long days ahead. Travel and social distancing restrictions have caused most summer camps and outdoor activity centers to close or limit access, presenting a challenge... Read More

Finding Funds for Home Modifications and Handicap Accessible Vehicles

Equipment, Tips for Parents

We’ve recently received a number of questions from our Facebook family about funding assistance, such as “How do you go about getting modification money for homes for people that are wheelchair bound?” and “How do I get an accessible van grant?” Here we take a look at some options and give some direction on searching... Read More

Michelle’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor As she is wheeled into the operating room (OR), Michelle braces to the rush of cold air and squints into the harsh... Read More

Key Facts and Statistics About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Information, Featured

Medical researchers dedicate their careers to learning all they can about cerebral palsy. Their work has shed light on many notable cerebral palsy facts and statistics that help us understand more about the condition, its causes and risk factors and treatment options. Read on for the latest cerebral palsy facts and statistics. How Common is... Read More

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Best Toys for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Child Development, Featured, Tips for Parents

When you’re raising a child with cerebral palsy, the toys they play with need to promote the development of fine and gross motor skills, communication skills and intellectual growth — which means they should be carefully chosen to accommodate your child’s unique abilities. But they should also be a safe and fun way to help... Read More

Are You Born With Cerebral Palsy?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Featured

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement-related disorders seen in children across the globe. This disorder is often characterized by a lack of muscle tone, poor coordination and balance, the development of learning disabilities and difficulty walking. According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, as many as 0.3% of babies born in... Read More

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The Importance of Cerebral Palsy Early Intervention

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development, Tips for Parents

Receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis for your child can be an overwhelming experience that few parents are prepared to navigate. Along with the physical and emotional struggles, parents must learn to navigate their child’s medical needs, as well as the financial burden that accompanies those needs. And the sooner this begins, the better. This article... Read More

Samantha’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor Samantha is beginning to worry. She’s been awake for well over an hour, but hasn’t felt her baby move. Ordinarily, she feels... Read More

Coping with a Recent Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Information, Tips for Parents

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Questions, Concerns, and Your Child’s Future For parents and families experiencing their child’s recent cerebral palsy diagnosis, the world may feel frightening and uncertain. Whether your child is a newborn or even a few years old, learning they have a birth injury can be like a kick... Read More

Does Cerebral Palsy Get Worse With Age?

Cerebral Palsy Information

If someone you love has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it’s natural to want to know how this will affect their outlook throughout their life. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, so it’s important to know how the condition affects adults as well as children. What Do We Know About Cerebral Palsy In Older People? Research... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?