tools to help you navigate the CP journey
We created CPFN to provide individuals and families impacted by CP and birth injuries with a one-stop-shop that answers all of your questions and provides a comprehensive list of the resources you may need along the way. We have gathered helpful information on treatments and therapies, curated a list of financial resources and created specific tools to help you manage your child’s care. Families in our community have recommended many organizations and resources which you can find within our Resource Directory, and we welcome your additions! See more details below about the Directory and how to contribute.
CPFN Care Guide
Doctor appointments, medications, milestones, medical histories...they can all jumble together after a while! We’ve created the Cerebral Palsy Family Network Care Guide to help you organize and track this important information so that you can share it with your child’s caregivers, therapists, and medical providers. Having everything in one place ensures you don’t forget essential information and won’t have to search for it in the event of an emergency.
Cerebral Palsy Online Resource Directory
In the Resource Directory, we have assembled a database of support organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, that specifically serve children with cp and other birth injuries. We invite you to download our guides, search the databases and share the helpful information you discover with the CPFN community on Facebook.
Resources Submission Form
Government benefits programs include:
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides children with health care coverage through Medicaid as well as other CHIP programs. The health care is low in cost, ensuring that families will not have to pay more than 5 percent of their annual income. The following CHIP services and benefits are available across the nation, in every state:
- Doctor Visits
- Emergency Services
- Inpatient and Outpatient hospital care
- Laboratory and X-Ray services
- Routine Check-Ups
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees certain educational benefits to children with disabilities. The act is separated by age, granting certain rights to children of specific age groups. Children ages 2 and younger are eligible to receive early intervention services, and children ages 3-21 are provided special education resources to help their CP child gain an effective and supportive education.
Medicaid offers an affordable health care program to families who receive a low annual income. Those who qualify for Medicaid must:
- Live in the state that they are applying for assistance
- Meet all state requirements regarding income, assets, marital status and age
- Be a U.S citizen or legal resident
- Be within or below federal poverty guidelines