Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders that impair control of movement. Cerebral palsy appears during the first few years of life; symptoms and severity vary widely. For more information, check these sites.

 

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
The home page of this multidisciplinary scientific society features reading lists for parents and professionals and lots of links, as well as information of interest to its members. Note: the updated version of this site requires recent browsers.
 

Cerebral Palsy
A basic fact sheet from the March of Dimes.
 

Cerebral Palsy: A Guide for Care
From the duPont Hospital for Children, this page contains an overview of material discussed in the Bachrach Miller’s book of the same name.
 

Cerebral Palsy: A Multimedia Tutorial for Children and Parents
A well-written and easy to use guide; covers causes, kinds, problems, equipment, therapy, and growing up.
 

Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research
An excellent overview from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
 

Cerebral Palsy: Simple Notes on a Complex Problem
Designed by an occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist, this nicely crafted site includes basic information and links relating to definitions, adaptive equipment and positioning, sensory experiences, augmentative communication, feeding issues, and adaptive computers.
 

CP Parent – Cerebral Palsy Resource Center [Link updated 8/6/01]
A resource center for CPParent Listserv subscribers and others, this site includes information about the listserv and archives, a CP dictionary, FAQs, book list, tips, member info, and links.
 

General Information About Cerebral Palsy (text or pdf)
A useful fact sheet from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY).
 

How Can I Help
Information for friends and relatives of a child with cerebral palsy from The Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia.
 

United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCPA)
In addition to information about UCPA and its diverse projects, this site is packed with useful information. Check the “resource center” for informational materials. There are also forums for professionals, adults, parents and kids.
 

When Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy
A good overview from KidsHealth.
 

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