The Cerebral Palsy Blog

March 03, 2016

When it comes to your child’s wellness and success, the decision is obviously yours. That may seem obvious, but far too many parents don’t truly take control when it comes to their child’s treatment. Yes, medical professionals are well-versed and trained in the issues surrounding Cerebral Palsy. However, just because the hospital recommended a specific professional or doctor for your child’s treatment does not necessarily mean you are limited to that selection. Instead, choosing a therapist for your child’s...

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Tags: physical therapy, cerebral palsy, PT, goals, early intervention
March 01, 2016

Some may think that bringing awareness to Cerebral Palsy is a challenging task, but it may not be as difficult as we think. Just being open to discussions about CP or showcasing your child’s achievements can bring a little more awareness to the cause. March is the official Cerebral Palsy Awareness month so we felt like now was a good time to start the conversation. We put together a few things you can do to spread awareness throughout the month and beyond.

The first thing you can do to bring awareness to Cerebral Palsy is to wear CP apparel. Even just wearing a...

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February 29, 2016

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.

The first reason to join a support group is to...

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Tags: support group, cerebral palsy, parenting, support, help
February 26, 2016

Our organization is based upon a simple premise: make information easy to access for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately there are far too many gaps in how information is made available to the public when it comes to the various charities, federal organizations, local programs and more that can help those with CP. This is where MyChild has found its purpose: providing free access to a wide range of information and program access related to helping make a difference when it comes to Cerebral Palsy.

First and foremost, we want parents to...

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Tags: cerebral palsy, help, assistance, mychild, CerebralPalsy.org
February 24, 2016

Children are curious and will eventually be asking questions about special needs, either due to a family member or friend having a specific condition or due to encountering someone in a store, on the street, etc. It may catch us off guard, especially if it is directed towards our own children. Being prepared for the questions and the conversation can help lighten the stress and the sense of being overwhelmed. It also benefits the curious child when we can fully answer the questions appropriately. Provided with the following tips, we hope to make it easier when...

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Tags: bullying, cerebral palsy, children, diagnosis, advocacy
February 22, 2016

In what is becoming a great recurring theme in the past few months, another retailer has stepped up and embraced the needs of parents of children who are facing challenges. As LEGO and doll makers have stepped up to meet the demand of toys that reflect a spectrum of special needs, a clothing line in the UK is answering the bell for parents looking for options.

Marks and Spencer is a major British clothing retailer that produces clothing, home products and high-end food products....

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Tags: cerebral palsy, special needs community, shopping, inclusion, advocacy
February 19, 2016

Much is said about the challenges children with Cerebral Palsy face and the doors shut in front of them. This is sadly the case in far too many instances, leading to serious exclusion and the constant belief that many things are simply not an option. However, a new trend in adaptive equipment and enablement that shows a wide assortment of opportunities exist in sports for children with Cerebral Palsy.

One area in which activities and outdoor fun exist for children with special needs is in horseback...

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Tags: cerebral palsy, sports, activities, sled hockey, winter sports
February 17, 2016

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.

The first reason to join a support group is to...

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Tags: support group, advocacy, cerebral palsy, community, information
February 15, 2016

All too often, news (and clicks) are generated by highlighting disappointing or tragic circumstances. On our Facebook Page, we try to avoid these stories whenever possible, not to hide them but, instead, to instead focus on the positive and inspiring. The sad truth is that the special needs community is already well aware of how far society has to go in order to be truly inclusive, which is one of the core reasons MyChild was founded in the first place. Today, though, we want to celebrate some recent news stories...

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Tags: special needs awareness, utensils, toyslikeme, Caroline's cart, cerebral palsy
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February 12, 2016

Goals are important for everyone. Using goals as a platform for encouraging certain behaviors is a focus for most parents due to the value success and achievement can create. Children with Cerebral Palsy, in particular, often face enough challenges in their everyday life that goals can be both big and small in scope. Just as Occupational Therapy can turn a random exercise into an effective, everyday solution, so too can goals focus on a ‘traceable’ achievement that has a far larger impact. While...

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Tags: goals, self-esteem, cerebral palsy, school, therapy

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