The Power of Social Media to Affect Disability Policy

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

Raising a child with a disability can sometimes feel isolating. Parents frustrated with policies and laws affecting their child may believe that there is little they can do to make their voices heard. In today’s Internet culture, it’s easier than ever before for the disabled and their families to come together and affect change on a large scale. Read More

A Grandmother’s Story: Seeking Answers and Help for Jakob

Stories, Updates

Rachel, the grandmother of a young boy with cerebral palsy, shares the story of her grandson’s difficult birth. After the mistakes made by hospital staff, her grandson Jakob did not get the oxygen his brain needed. This is their story of success and how attorneys uncovered the truth. I got there (to the hospital) about... Read More

Parents of Kids with CP: Your Rights Under the FMLA

In the News, Legal Help, Tips for Parents, Updates

Working parents of kids with CP often face unique challenges. For example, you may need to take several weeks off work while your child recovers from surgery. If you work holidays, there are likely no qualified caretakers available to watch your child on those days. There are hundreds of nerve-wracking ways that caring for your... Read More

Breaking Down Barriers: iPad Helpful Tool for Special-Needs Students

Assistive Technology, Education, In the News

The use of the iPad in education is "ever-expanding and ever-growing" for students with communication or curriculum access needs. Read More

Whole Body Vibration Therapy Increases Bone Strength

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Although few therapies have proven successful at increasing bone and muscle strength among people with cerebral palsy, one promising approach is WBVT. Read More

How Electronic Fetal Monitoring Can Prevent Cerebral Palsy

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

Howard A. Janet CPFN Legal Advisor Knowledge Is Power As the parent of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy (CP), you are well aware of this old adage. That’s why you spend countless hours reading, searching the Web and poring over new sources of information about CP, its symptoms and advances in treatment. You... Read More

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