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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral Palsy

This site offers advice for parents from experts on caring for kids with CP.

What Is CP?

  • Help and Support

    There are lots of resources out there to help families of kids with different CP needs. This video gives an overview of how you can find out about the benefits available to you.

  • Steps to Take

    From the time your child is diagnosed with CP to helping older kids live their best life, these step-by-step guides help you get the support you need.

    Guide for babies and preschoolers

    Guide for school-age kids

    Guide for young adults

  • Taking Care of You

    Every parent needs a break for time alone — or time to spend with other family members.

    How to ask for help

    Reach out for respite care

    Help siblings cope and learn

Living With Cerebral Palsy

From home care to going to camp, here's advice for families with a range of CP needs.

Home Care

Managing home health care

Eating and nutrition

Long-term care planning

 

School and Learning

What to know about special education

Balancing academics and illness

Going to camp

Shannon's Story

Shannon's wheelchair and her communication device give her the freedom to enjoy teenage life. 

Planning for Adulthood

As you help your child plan for the future, watch this video series. You'll learn about everything from financial and health care benefits to employment and housing options for young adults with various different needs.

Explore the series

Ira is finding his voice as an adult. In this video, he talks about the importance of his family and friends, taking care of himself while living independently, and exploring new interests.

See how Ira does it