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Cerebral Palsy Resources


It is estimated that there are 800,000 people in the United States with cerebral palsy. The degree of ability among people with cerebral palsy runs the gamut—some people can live independent lives, and others require around-the-clock care.

As with any medical condition, cerebral palsy is best handled when it is understood. Families, friends, acquaintances and bystanders would do well to have a deeper understanding of what cerebral palsy is and isn’t. It is only in this way that we can help those who need help, and avoid unfair prejudices. Here are some resources to do just that.


  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP): a leading charity and advocacy program for people with a spectrum of disabilities, including cerebral palsy
  • Reaching for the Stars: founded by parents, this nonprofit strives to serve the needs of children with cerebral palsy, as well as their families and caregivers

Medical Websites

  • Mayo Clinic: one of the nation’s premier medical institutions has fantastic background information
  • Kennedy Krieger: based in Baltimore, Maryland, Kennedy Krieger has a variety of patient care programs and devotes substantial resources to cerebral palsy research
  • KidsHealth: a fantastic resource for children and teens to help them understand what cerebral palsy is




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