CP Resources

The world is full of resources, but where are they? Don’t worry, we’ll find them. Join us as we locate and share the latest invention, the hottest product, in-demand services, must-have technology, and more. From devices to supports and from software to services, we’re on the hunt. Follow TheCPBlog.org to discover more.

Wondering Why You Should Join a Support Group? Here's Why!

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Life as a special needs parent can be overwhelming and stressful. It can be even harder when you are surrounded by people who don’t share your experiences. You may feel alone and don’t know where to turn for support. Parent support groups can immerse you in families with similar experiences bringing you much needed support for your daily life. They can also provide other benefits – emotionally and knowledge based. To get the conversation started, here are 4 reasons why you should join a parent support group.

Resources Available for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy resources

The old adage goes “you don’t know what you don’t know.” Far too often, those with a child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy are not given the full spectrum of information they will need for the months and years to come. What’s more, with many state programs ending far too quickly after diagnosis, a gap in knowledge can quickly emerge. This very idea is the foundation of MyChild’s existence: to step in and make information and awareness accessible when other programs fall short.

Free Apps to Help Your Child with Cerebral Palsy

Technology makes life so much easier and can be helpful for children with Cerebral Palsy. There are millions of apps out there that are designed for special needs children, but a majority of them cost a good amount of money. It can be time consuming to sort through apps to find ones that are free and no parent really has the time for that. We found 5 FREE apps that may help your child with Cerebral Palsy and might lessen the time spend searching for free apps.

Fun-For-All Halloween: Candy Corn Craft

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One of the fun things children love to do is make crafts! The feeling of empowerment and pride once it is on display can be amazing for a child’s self esteem, and for you as a parent. Helping a child with special needs be a part of craft fun is one of our goals, which is why we have put together crafts of varying difficulty to help your family get into the Halloween spirit! Today’s craft is a Halloween Candy Corn Picture that may not be the most creative but is DEFINITELY one of the easiest ways to help children with varying abilities dive into the holiday!

Smartphone Apps for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Life can be hectic and recent advances in technology have made smartphones and tablets a fantastic way to get ahead for some. While your phone may be your direct connection to stay on top of Facebook, email, text and calls, you can also use it for much more. Though you may let your child(ren), if appropriate, use it for games, your smartphone can also help you overcome some obstacles or difficulties in life.

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