CP Activities and Events

We have things to do, places to see, ideas to consider, habits to repeat, and curiosity to cure. Sound like fun? You bet. Come join us as we explore hobbies, activities, interests, collectibles, sports, leisure, recreation, community, travel, fun, and more. Follow TheCPBlog.org for updates.

Winter Activities for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The winter can be a difficult time for all parents, and especially for parents of children with special needs. Finding a way to keep children entertained when the weather outside is cold and icy is no small task. As such, we have put together a list of winter activities for children with Cerebral Palsy as an idea-starter for our parents, and we’d welcome any suggestions you might have as well!

World Prematurity Day: Early Birth and Cerebral Palsy

November 17th is World Prematurity Day and the Cerebral Palsy community is as tied to the problems caused by premature birth as any other. Premature delivery is frequently associated with a wide number of issues for babies due to their lack of development, including those conditions such as low oxygen that can ultimately lead to a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.

Halloween Activities for Multisensory Learning

Our experience in the world involves constant multisensory stimulation. Involving as many senses as possible into learning activities helps the brain develop in an optimal environment.

With the occasional exception of taste, stimulation of all the senses can be worked into almost any activity for a child with Cerebral Palsy. In developing activities for sensory integration, the goal is to create conversation that focuses the attention on the senses. Some examples are:

RJ Mitte Pays It Forward For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Born with Cerebral Palsy, actor RJ Mitte has a deep appreciation for Shriner’s Children Hospital and an important message to share with children with Cerebral Palsy.

RJ Mitte, who is best known for his role as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, visits Shriners Hospitals for Children every once in a while to say hello to the staff who treated him and to hang out and inspire children who also have Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

Are you receiving an HCBS waiver? Should you?

Are you taking advantage of the Home and Community-Based waiver, or HCBS, initiative? Should you? TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy and inclusive communities, is offering a webinar series to assist interested individuals in understanding the HCBS waiver program. The webinar consists of seven, one-hour webinar sessions scheduled between September 30 to November 18.