Being a parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy presents many challenges. The joy and love surrounding the holidays is also often complicated by the potential for stress and chaos as families are pursue into travel, reconnecting, gift giving and more. Knowing that this can be a time when any help is appreciated, the MyChild team has compiled a number of links and resources for your benefit.
The holidays are here, and with plenty of cheer also come a decent amount of stress over selecting a great gift for your child. While there are a number of amazing Cerebral Palsy gift guides out there, our goal is to provide one post that showcases the spectrum of options out there in order to make life easier and make sharing simple!
So, without further ado, our comprehensive Cerebral Palsy gift guide includes:
For parents of a child with Cerebral Palsy, there are many different websites, governmental agencies, businesses and more dedicated to providing resources. The problem, though, with these groups or resources is that the there are limits to their helpfulness, reliability or accessibility.
Teaching your child with a disability about puberty has been made a bit easier with the aid of The Healthy Bodies Toolkit, complements of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Disabilities. The video and visuals – one for boys and one for girls – are available online for parents to view and download. The kits encourage parents to talk about upcoming body changes with their children and prepare them to gracefully progress through the lifecycle.