CP Hall of Shame

It’s difficult to fathom that there are people that harm anyone, much less someone with special needs. Sadly, individuals with a disability are more vulnerable at home, at school, at work, and out in the public. We’re placing these stories in the CP Hall of Shame to create awareness and stimulate ideas for change. Follow this cerebral palsy blog for more information.

Cerebral Palsy and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a huge step forward for the special needs community. It provides protection and creates equality for citizens with special needs, including those with Cerebral Palsy. It is crucial to understand the ADA to ensure your child with CP is getting the treatment they deserve as provided, and required, by law.

Special needs student allegedly struck by guard

The family of a 17-year-old Oakland Unified School District student who happens to have Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair for transportation is seeking justice after their son was allegedly struck several times and was injured when thrown out of his wheelchair by the school security officer – most of which was caught on videotape.

The family claims the abuse started on Monday, May 19, at 9 a.m. in the elevator and continued as the security officer handcuffed the student and pushed him down the hallway.