CP Support

Assistance arrives in many forms and through varied sources. Even though the government provides support from the local level to national, there are many non-governmental organizations that exist to assist, as well. Join us on this cerebral palsy blog as we follow and share programs and services that can benefit our families.

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.

Customer service, extraordinaire? Or, customer service 101?

Coffee lovers will attest, we go to Starbucks because that’s a place where it’s popular to order a coffee to meet our taste bud preference – upside down caramel macchiato grande and hold the whip, please! And, we go to Burger King, primarily because they advocate that we can have it our way, right away – mushroom and Swiss bacon WHOPPER® with cheese, please. But, where would we go if we were non-verbal and wanted to order from a picture menu – iced grande chai, please?

Don’t forget to add the School Nutrition Program to your child’s IEP

Did you know your child with Cerebral Palsy may be eligible for the School Nutrition Program? Typically, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services funds five school nutrition programs targeted toward assisting school-aged children that come from families experiencing financial hardship. While not all children with physical disabilities come from homes with financial strain, there are other stipulations in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, that may qualify your child for these programs..