Was My Daughter’s Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Legal Help, Updates

Every parent of a child born with a brain injury asks themselves, “Was my child’s birth injury preventable?” Very few find the answer to that question. Why? Many times, they’re convinced by the physicians and other medical personnel involved in their child’s delivery that “these things happen.” Read More

How Do I Find Out About Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials in My Area?

In the News, Medical Research, Updates

In a previous blog, we covered what clinical trials are, the 4 FDA-mandated phases of a trial, the benefits and risks of participating, what current clinical trials relate to cerebral palsy and what might be involved in qualifying for one. The next step is learning how to find clinical trials in your area. Read More

Clinical Trials and Cerebral Palsy: The Basics

In the News, Medical Research, Updates

As with most medical conditions, cerebral palsy does not have just one treatment. Considered “incurable,” the condition of cerebral palsy results in a lifelong quest for improvements, not cures. Read More

8 Steps to Maximize Doctor Appointments for Special-Needs Children

Doctor Visits, Updates

Doctor appointments are all too frequent in the lives of families with special needs children. The appointments themselves and the issues addressed, however, are seldom routine. Given that you will have 15-30 minutes at most with the doctor, making the most of this time is critical. Read More

Periods and CP: Tips for Parents

Child Development, Updates

hen we post our “Question of the Day” on Facebook, we always expect some interaction. After all, our community is very active and loves to help other families facing the same issues. However we were pleasantly surprised when we received an overwhelming amount of feedback to this question. Read More

Is Summer Camp in Your Child’s Future?

Child Development, Updates

Summer is almost here and if you’re a parent of a child of a certain age, you start hearing chatter about summer camps, day camps and all fun activities typical children enjoy. But what about your child who uses a wheelchair, or has difficulty speaking or eating? Is this in his or her future? Read More

When to Contact Your Child’s Doctor During the Holidays

Doctor Visits, In the News, Updates

You may have read this blog post in which Giles Manley urges parents and expectant women: Call a doctor if you feel like you should, even and especially over the holidays! This advice rings equally true for the families of children with special needs Read More

Uterine Rupture as a Cause for CP

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

Uterine rupture is one of the most feared obstetric complications that, if not dealt with immediately (usually by performing an emergency Cesarean section), can result in serious brain damage to the child or the death of either the mother or child. Read More

Birth Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

When most people hear the word asphyxia, their thoughts turn to suffocation or strangulation. Few people realize that asphyxiation can occur during the birthing process, often causing lifelong complications for the child. Read More

Understanding the Risks of Misdiagnosed Fetal Position

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

At the time of delivery, the position of an unborn child in a woman’s uterus is considered normal only if it presents itself head-first and face down (known as the occiput anterior position). If the baby presents itself in any other position such as feet first, buttocks first or sideways, it is termed a breech presentation or breech birth and considered abnormal. Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?