The Cerebral Palsy Blog

February 20, 2017

Winter is coming to an end and a new season is on the horizon. What will this new season bring you? Spring is an excellent time to make changes. Maybe your New Year’s resolutions didn’t make it this far or perhaps you didn’t set any for this year but now want to start this year off right. Hit the restart button on your life and make the most of it this spring. Here are some tips to help you and your family do a reboot while enjoying everything springtime has to offer.

Spring is a season for new beginnings, a fresh start. Find some...

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Tags: spring, activities
February 14, 2017

Raising children can be a full-time job. Many parents appear to have it all together, other’s not so much. Habits can create a better routine for behavior which leads to a better grip on the life you and your child lead. Do you have positive and helpful habits when it comes to being a parent of a child with special needs? We give some ideas for helpful habits that will make parenting and helping your child much easier.

Maintain Support Systems
Parenting can be hard at some points and you shouldn’t have to face it alone. Maintaining a...

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February 13, 2017

Five Ways To Set Up A Planner
Planners have become more and more popular over the years. Not only as a way to stay organized but as an expression outlet for crafting as well. Having a planner can make life more simple by keeping all your important event reminders and daily tasks in one spot. Planners can also be used for meal planning, fitness tracking and water consumption.

Picking A Planner
Planners can range from costing you the big bucks to only a couple of dollars. It is all about finding the best one that fits...

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February 09, 2017

If your child suffers from severe spasticity due to their Cerebral Palsy, baclofen might be a suitable treatment option. Baclofen is medicine used to treat muscle symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Electric signals from your nerves instruct when to tense up and when to relax your muscles. This becomes abnormal when the nerves are damaged. This causes spasticity, ending with muscles not working as well as they should. Baclofen is a medicine that restores the signals back to normal allowing muscles to work properly. Baclofen will reduce pain,...

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Tags: treatment, spasticity
February 08, 2017

A home is supposed to be a safe haven. A place where you feel most comfortable and at peace. You should have a sense of belonging when it comes to your home. When it does not have proper modifications, you can end up feeling like a stranger in your own home. Your home should allow you to relax and enjoy yourself. If you are in a constant struggle when it comes to being able to function to your highest potential, it can limit you from enjoying your life to the fullest. When you live with Cerebral Palsy, home modifications can make all the difference in living...

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February 08, 2017

Traveling can be stressful and sometimes you can feel out of your element. However, families deserve a break from their routine! Spring Break provides us with a reboot with the nice weather and time away from our normal responsibilities. It can be just what your family needs to make it through the time remaining before summer vacation. With Spring Break approaching, there is no better time to start planning that now! When traveling with a child with special needs it is important to do your research and planning way in advance to make sure access is available when it...

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Tags: travel, wheelchair-accessible, spring break
February 01, 2017

The sound of our own voice is something we hardly think about and what we often take for granted. We might randomly think about it when we hear our answering machines but other than that, we regularly don’t. Yet, we use our voice to express emotion, to show love or anger. We use it to debate or to comfort others. It allows you to cry out when you need help. Voice is your main way in keeping contact with other human beings. What if your voice was taken away one day or what if you were born without it at all?

Cerebral Palsy often disturbs the parts of the brain...

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Tags: Voice Output Communication Aid, technology, human voice bank
January 25, 2017

Social Media is becoming one of the biggest sources for how people receive their news. One of the most popular social network sites today is Twitter. Social Media sites like Twitter also allow the ability to find and connect with people who are sharing similar journeys. Sometimes it’s tough to find people who share similar life experiences and are going through the same things you are going through. Human beings need to feel understood and know that they are not alone. The web has given the sense of community to a lot of different people. Parents can receive support...

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Tags: Social Media, Twitter, resources
January 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day is next month and it’s never too early to start thinking ahead of schedule. It’s a favorite day among romantics young and old. It is a day full of adoration and appreciation. Some children will enjoy this day by passing out Valentine’s Day cards and candy hearts out at school. School doesn’t have to be the only place where they get to celebrate this holiday. Have your own celebration at home this February 14th. Would you like to bring the fun home but don’t know where to start? We make it easy on you with these ideas and crafts.


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Tags: crafts, art, valentine's day, cooking
January 09, 2017

A lot of families do not look forward to winter. The change in weather brings change in living conditions.  Roads can become dangerous and the frigid temperatures can keep you from wandering outside in some parts of the country. With less time outside and more time inside, changes in your energy usage can fluctuate as often as the weather. When winter hits, energy and heating costs tend to go through the roof. Making small changes can add up to big savings. Here are some energy saving tips you can use this winter to keep your bills low while keeping your family warm....

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Tags: assistance, winter, heating, energy