Posts in 'Advocacy'

Cerebral Palsy Blogger Nominated at Women of Influence Awards

Advocacy, In the News

Via: By: Matthew Cattin With an IV line sticking out of one arm, Grace Stratton used the other to type her first blog post from a hospital bed. It was November 2015, and she was about to undergo her sixteenth surgery in as many years. Now 17, the Warkworth resident’s writing has taken off,... Read More

1700 Miles in 28 Days: Father and Son Run for CP Awareness

Advocacy, In the News

By: Clint DeRoze Via: Valley News Live 1700 miles in 28 days. That’s the goal of Shaun Evans and his son Shamus. Shamus was born with cerebral palsy, making it difficult for him to move freely. When his parents first heard the news, they were worried about what this meant for their son going forward.... Read More

Man with Cerebral Palsy Cycles Around Ireland on a Modified Bike

Advocacy, In the News

By: Sherman Wright Via Jack Thompson cycled from London to Liverpool and earlier this week he boarded a ferry to Belfast where he now plans to continue across the country. He was met along the route by Balymena native Sherman Wright who was bowled over by the inspiring story. Mr Thompson said he had... Read More

What the ADA Means for People with Cerebral Palsy

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

By: Emerson Arehart In the United States, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) can play an important role in the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP). Knowing your rights under the ADA is an important step in making sure CP doesn’t limit you or your child’s potential – especially at school and in the... Read More

Camp Smiles Gives Kids with Cerebral Palsy New Hope

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

By: Anita Howell This isn’t just an article about a new camp, cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome. I pray that it is an article that stirs hope, courage, passion, and faith. A Phone Call When I Needed It The other day, as I dashed in and out of the rain and darted up the stairs,... Read More

Change Your World for World Cerebral Palsy Day

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

Do you want to design or invent for a cause? Put your skills to great use and help one of the 2014 World CP Day ideas come to life! World Cerebral Palsy Day was created in 2012 to educate the world about cerebral palsy, as well as allow inventors and innovators from all walks of life to help change the lives of people with disabilities for the better. Read More

Wheels of Fate: Cerebral Palsy on Stage

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

In April 2005, Tim put his plan into motion. He decided that he would run from Orlando, FL all the way back to Chicago, IL for the purpose of raising awareness for the way I live and for those living with cerebral palsy and to inspire everyone to go after their own goals and dreams! Read More

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

Young Village Official Takes Care of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Advocacy, In the News, Stories

Aynur Halik, a 24-year-old village official, has been caring for children with cerebral palsy in a house that she rented specifically for that purpose. Read More

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Speaks Out Against Bullying

Advocacy, In the News

R.J. Mitte is passionate in his work against bullying and urged everyone to get involved, to speak up for their family and friends and what is right. Read More

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