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If a friend or family member has a child with Cerebral Palsy, it’s natural for loved ones to wonder, “How can I help?” This, of course, depends on a person’s individual skill sets and abilities.

Most people who want to lend a hand may feel intimidated by caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy; they may not feel they have the required skills to care for the child’s medical needs. That’s okay, however, because there are a myriad of ways to help a family that is overcome by a child’s condition.

From cooking weekly meals to learning how to administer a child’s medication, there are so many ways that a person can lend a helping hand. It typically doesn’t require grand gestures or money; little things often make a big difference to parents. And the bonus the reward for a little service is a big one – a lifetime bond with a child.

About this stage of the journey


Every now and then, we all need a little support. Sometimes, we feel like there’s nothing that we can do that’s helpful. Assisting doesn’t necessarily mean a long-term commitment or the expenditure of money. With a little effort, and the use of personal skills, there’s always a meaningful way to help.

Helpful suggestions:

Opportunities to assist for individuals with cerebral palsy wanting to assist others:

  • Accomplish
  • Advocate
  • Assist others
  • Become a role model
  • Connect
  • Get Inspired
  • Inspire
  • Make a difference
  • Mentor
  • Motivate
  • Network
  • Pay it forward
  • Recycle slightly used equipment
  • Visit

Opportunities to assist an individual with cerebral palsy:

  • Accept
  • Accomodate
  • Adopt
  • Advocate
  • Assist
  • Babysit
  • Bond with
  • Build a ramp
  • Call MyChild™ at (800) 692-4453
  • Care
  • Caregive
  • Change policies
  • Change the system
  • Clean house
  • Comfort
  • Cook
  • Create awareness
  • Create inclusive playscapes
  • Date
  • Donate to cerebral palsy causes
  • Support your favorite causes
  • Volunteer
  • Defend
  • Donate your time
  • Encourage
  • Engage in conversations
  • Employ
  • Find product and service vendors
  • Fight discrimination
  • Fight stereotypes
  • Fund causes
  • Grant wishes
  • Have children with
  • Help with chores
  • House and shelter
  • Identify community support and funding sources
  • Include
  • Inspire
  • Invent solutions
  • Learn about cerebral palsy
  • Lend your expertise
  • Locate assistance
  • Love
  • Make a difference
  • Marry
  • Mentor
  • Modify homes
  • Offer help
  • Open opportunities
  • Prevent abuse
  • Prevent cerebral palsy
  • Practice disability etiquette
  • Problem solve
  • Promote independence
  • Protect
  • Provide friendship
  • Provide recognition
  • Recognize and report abuse
  • Redefine norms
  • Research
  • Respect
  • Share a smile
  • Shop
  • Socialize with
  • Support research
  • Sponsor
  • Support
  • Teach life skills
  • Transport
  • Visit
  • Volunteer

Have questions? Need guidance?

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