Cerebral Palsy

A disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development.

CDC - Cerebral Palsy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer fact sheets and articles on Cerebral Palsy causes, diagnosis, treatments, statistics, and research.

Cerebral Palsy - Hope Through Research

Cerebral Palsy Hope - Through Research is a publication available on line from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (a member of the U.S. government National Institutes of Health). Written in lay language, it provides in-depth information on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy and also includes both a glossary and contact information for key organizations helpful to those concerned with the disorder.

MedLine Plus: Cerebral Palsy

This easy-to-use service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides links to articles, research reports, and other organizations covering aspects of cerebral palsy. Some information is available in Spanish.

Support for Students with Cerebral Palsy

More than 760,000 (https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/research/facts-and-statistics/) individuals in America currently live with cerebral palsy (CP), with approximately 1,200 to 1,500 school-aged children being diagnosed with the disability each year. Until recently, few colleges in the country offered inclusive programs tailored to the individual needs of this population, but all that has started to change as more and more schools roll out specialized offerings. The following guide offers guidance on some of the programs that are changing the face of education for students with cerebral palsy, it and also includes helpful details about financial aid resources and support mechanisms.

UCP: United Cerebral Palsy

The UCP site offers a wealth of information for persons with disabilities, including sections on education, employment, health and wellness, housing, and parenting, among others.