In this day and age, it can be almost impossible to find an aspect of life that is not in some way, shape, or form touched by technology. For people living with special needs, including Cerebral Palsy, the advancement of scientific knowledge and equipment is helping break down the barriers of limitation and participation restriction. These advancements represent a critical bridge for many that can be life changing. As such, we feel it is...Read More
Each child’s interests and abilities vary, and though there are some interests that overlap, only a few common activities seem to be universal. “Story time” is a perfect example of a well-known and beneficial part of the day for many children and their families alike due to the quiet opportunity it provides to connect with one another and the world, while exploring a child’s imagination. Tapping into fantasy worlds and...Read More
The world has faced extreme challenges recently as Coronavirus (COVID-19) has undeniably affected the usual tasks and routines of our everyday lives. The stay-at-home orders and general social distancing policies which have been put in place in nearly every state nationwide, as well countries across the world, have impacted us in an enormous way, widely resulting in feelings of frustration and exasperation. Yet, the impact that COVID has had on lives of people in the U.S. and beyond...Read More
Facing the possibility that a child may have a birth injury is reason enough for parents to feel overwhelmed or concerned. The road to a formal Cerebral Palsy diagnosis for their child is not always an easy one. Because there is not a general test to confirm or rule out all forms of CP, the process to find much-needed answers about a child’s condition can sometimes be long, frustrating, and at times confusing to navigate. Roughly 43% of...Read More
The big question: “How did this happen to my child?”
Each child is beautifully unique, drawing upon a variety of attributes from his or her...Read More
When it comes to the special needs community and increasing awareness, education and exposure appear to be recurring issues. Without meeting, seeing, or speaking with an individual with Cerebral Palsy, it may be impossible for a person to fully understand the condition and/or the wide range of challenges someone living with CP can face. Due to a lack of experience or knowledge on the issue, stigmas surrounding Cerebral...Read More
Spring Cleaning and CP: Donations, Saving Items and More!
Spring is here and it is the perfect time to get your house in tip-top shape! A good spring cleaning is not only splendid in the sense that you will have a tidy home but it also has many other beneficial factors. Being more organized can reduce stress on you and your family. Donating items can help someone out in need while breaking a sweat as well. Cleaning is great physical exercise and helps release endorphins in your brains that increases happiness. Listed below are four useful spring...
Each parent wants the best for their child, especially in the classroom. While learning styles and challenges can vary from student to student, this is especially true for children living with Cerebral Palsy. How CP affects the child, and how that presents itself in the learning process and classroom, can make the ‘standard’ educational plan feel as though it is lacking or unsatisfactory. An IEP aims to create a bridge between the educational...Read More
When you hear the words Cerebral Palsy, often there are a variety of vague ideas or concepts that come to mind. Very rarely is there a conclusive or common definition attached to the condition, let alone the meanings of the various types of CP.
Every family can benefit from saving a little money here or there. Families of children with special needs, though, can find that budgets can be even more of a challenge maintaining due to additional costs in the form of medical care, adaptive equipment and more. The Internet is full of different ideas and claims surrounding saving money but it becomes hard telling which ones are scams and which ones will help you save. Below are some suggestions we have for your family to try out this year!
An important note: the services and options below are...Read More