Bridges4Kids Logo

 
Home ] What's New ] Contact Us ] About Us ] Links ] Search ] Glossaries ] Contact Legislators ] Reviews ] Downloads ] Disabilities ] IDEA ] Special Education ] Medicaid/SSI ] Childcare/Respite ] Wraparound ] Insurance ] PAC/SEAC ] Ed Reform ] Literacy ] Community Schools ] Children At-Risk ] Section 504 ] School Climate/Bullying ] Parenting/Adoption ] Home Schooling ] Community Living ] Health & Safety ] Summer Camp ] Kids & Teens ] College/Financial Aid ] Non-Public & Other Schools ] Legal Research ] Court Cases ] Juvenile Justice ] Advocacy ] Child Protective Services ] Statistics ] Legislation ] Ask the Attorney ]
 
 Where to find help for a child in Michigan, Anywhere in the U.S., or Canada
 
Bridges4Kids is now on Facebook. Follow us today!
 
Last Updated: 11/20/2017
 

 Disability Information - Cerebral Palsy

 

General Information

Education & Classroom Accommodations

Assistive Technology

Michigan Resources, Support Groups, Listservs & Websites

National Resources & Websites

Articles Related to this Disability

Medical Information

Books & Videos

Personal Home Pages & Websites

Featured Website: Cerebral Palsy Toys & Play Aids
Why toys and why play? Throughout this site you will find “Quotable quotes” from a variety of individuals who have in common, an understanding of the importance of play in all of our lives. A child with cerebral palsy is first and foremost a child. “Play” is the “work” of childhood and toys are the tools used in that work.
Featured Website: Cerebral Palsy: Equipment & Accessories
Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, and it requires a lot from the family and loved ones of the child affected. As with any child, constant care and love are always needed, but the child with cerebral palsy needs a lot more.

Featured Website: Caring For Cerebral Palsy
This site addresses the specifics of caring for a child with cerebral palsy: bathing, dental care, dressing, exercise, feeding, hearing, nutrition, play, seizures, sleep, suctioning techniques, suppositories & enemas, toilet training & bowel issues, and vision care. Information comes to you in the form of excerpts from texts we've found useful, and links to sites that offer additional perspective.

Featured Website: Treating Cerebral Palsy
Treatment options that this website explores include behavioral therapy, counseling, braces, drugs, mechanical aids, music therapy, dance therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, and speech & language therapy and surgery.

 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 General Information

When Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy
Nemours Foundation
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/cerebral_palsy.html
Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common congenital (existing before birth or at birth) disorders of childhood. About 500,000 children and adults of all ages in this country have cerebral palsy, and the overall incidence is rising because premature babies who once would have died are surviving. A preemie's risk of cerebral palsy is much higher than that of a full-term baby. Premature babies who weigh less than 3.3 pounds (1510 grams) are up to 30 times more likely to develop cerebral palsy than full-term babies.
 
NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/cerebral_palsy.htm
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. The disorders are caused by faulty development of or damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and posture. Symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty with fine motor tasks (such as writing or using scissors), difficulty maintaining balance or walking, involuntary movements. The symptoms differ from person to person and may change over time.
 
Cerebral Palsy -- Hope Through Research
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/cerebral_palsyhtr.htm
In the 1860s, an English surgeon named William Little wrote the first medical descriptions of a puzzling disorder that struck children in the first years of life, causing stiff, spastic muscles in their legs and, to a lesser degree, their arms. These children had difficulty grasping objects, crawling, and walking. They did not get better as they grew up nor did they become worse. Their condition, which was called Little's disease for many years, is now known as spastic diplegia. It is just one of several disorders that affect control of movement and are grouped together under the term cerebral palsy.
 
Cerebral Palsy
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/681_1208.asp
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Due to damage to one or more parts of the brain that control movement, an affected child cannot move his or her muscles normally. While symptoms range from mild to severe, the condition does not get worse as the child gets older. With treatment, most children can significantly improve their abilities.
 
Cerebral Palsy
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00302
Cerebral palsy is a general term referring to abnormalities of motor control caused by damage to a child's brain early in the course of development. The damage can occur during fetal development, during the birth process or during the first few months after birth. Cerebral palsy can result in abnormalities of movement and posture in various parts of the body.
 
Cerebral Palsy – Interactive Tutorial
Patient Education Institute
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/cerebralpalsy.html
 
Cerebral Palsy
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddcp.htm
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. It is due to a nonprogressive brain abnormality, which means that it does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a person's lifetime.
 
Cerebral Palsy
Children's Medical Center
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~smb4v/tutorials/cp/cp.htm
A multimedia tutorial for children and parents.
 
Cerebral Palsy Definition - Cerebral Palsy A-Z
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/definition/index.html
What is the Definition of Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination.  It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development, or during infancy.  It can also occur before, during or shortly following birth.
 
Types of Cerebral Palsy
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/definition/spastic-athetoid-ataxic.html
Cerebral palsy is a broad term which encompasses many different disorders of movement and posture.  To describe particular types of movement disorders covered by the term, pediatricians, neurologists, and therapists use several classification systems and many labels.  To understand different types of cerebral palsy more clearly, you must first understand what professionals mean by muscle tone.
 
Cerebral Palsy Statistics
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/definition/statistics.html
Because cerebral palsy influences the way children develop, it is known as a developmental disability.  In the United States today, more people have cerebral palsy than any other developmental disability, including Down syndrome, epilepsy, and autism.
 
Cerebral Palsy Glossary
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/definition/glossary.html
Cerebral palsy is a broad term which encompasses many different disorders of movement and posture.  To describe particular types of movement disorders covered by the term, pediatricians, neurologists, and therapists use several classification systems and many labels.  To understand different types of cerebral palsy more clearly, read through our interactive glossary.
 
Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/diagnosis/negligence-malpractice.html
Did a medical mistake cause your child's cerebral palsy?  Unfortunately, medical mistakes are the cause of thousands and thousands of cerebral palsy cases.  Doctors and hospitals make mistakes during delivery.
 
Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/diagnosis/index.html
How is the Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy Made?  When an infant or child has brain damage, a variety of symptoms can lead doctors and parents to suspect that something is wrong.
 
Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/diagnosis/risk-factors.html
A risk factor is not a cause, it is a variable which, when present, increases the chance of something occurring.  In other words, a risk factor for cerebral palsy is not a cause of cerebral palsy, it is a variable that could increase your child's chances of developing cerebral palsy.
 
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/diagnosis/causes.html
Why does your child have cerebral palsy?  The simplest answer to this question is because your child has brain damage.  This leads naturally into the second question: Why does your child have brain damage?
 
Therapy and Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/treatment-therapy/index.html
Following your child's interdisciplinary assessment, the professionals providing care for your child will develop recommendations for his or her treatment.
 
History of Cerebral Palsy in Children
http://www.about-cerebral-palsy.org/cerebral-palsy-history/index.html
Cerebral palsy is not a new disorder.  There have probably been children with cerebral palsy as long as there have been children.  But the medical profession did not begin to study cerebral palsy as a distinct medical condition until 1861.
 
Cerebral Palsy Q & A
http://www.cerebralpalsycanada.com/Q&A.htm
Every person who has cerebral palsy is unique. CP describes many different types of disability, ranging from mild to severe, with different causes, affecting individuals in many ways. If you are new to cerebral palsy, you may find yourself struggling with a bewildering number of medical and technical terms.
 
Cerebral Palsy Connection
http://www.cpconnection.com/
Hello there. My name is JessePaul and this is Cerebral Palsy Connection. CPC exists to allow those with CP to communicate with each other. Communication is very important in coping with the disability. All to often those with CP (or any other disability) feel isolated and alone. Communication is just as much a healing method as therapy or medication used by doctors. CPC soul existence is to bridge the gap and tries to help people realize they are not alone in the world in everything that must be dealt with CP.  
 
Myths About Cerebral Palsy

http://geocities.com/aneecp/myth.htm
The following are myths and stereotypes that are told about Cerebral palsy.
 
Did You Know?
http://geocities.com/aneecp/dyk.htm
 
Classification of Athletes with Cerebral Palsy and Related Neurological Conditions
http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/kin866/cfpalsy.htm
Athletes with cerebral palsy, stroke, and head injury are placed into one of eight classes based partly upon the degree of spasticity, partly upon the athlete's coordination, and partly upon the number of limbs/body parts involved. Classes 1-4 are for athletes who compete from a seated position, and Classes 5-8 are for athletes who are ambulatory. The following brief description of the eight-class system was modified from the web site of the CP Sport/England and Wales organization at http://www.cpsport.org.

 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Education & Classroom Accommodations

GENERAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS
http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/passwd/trc/ttools/attach/accomm/physimp.pdf
 
Examples of Accommodations in a School Environment, Example #2 - Cerebral Palsy
http://web.macam98.ac.il/~shayke/thenapa/Examples1.htm#cp
Sarah is a very bright seventeen year old girl who plans on graduating from high school at the end of next year. Sarah has cerebral palsy. She has spasticity (frequent, painful muscle spasms) in her arms and legs, and has difficulty speaking. For these reasons, she uses a wheelchair for mobility and an augmentative communication device (an electronic device that enables her to speak with artificial speech). She needs assistance getting dressed and preparing meals. She lives in a small town with few resources.
 
Teaching Students with Mobility Impairments
http://dsp.berkeley.edu/TeachStudentsWithDisab.html#11
Mobility impairments can have many causes: for example, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and spinal cord injury. Students with mobility impairments have varying physical limitations and deal with their limitations in different ways; they may use crutches, braces, or a wheelchair.
 
Students With Physical Exceptionalities
Special Needs
Opportunity Windows
http://snow.utoronto.ca/best/teachingstrategies/physical.html
Students with physical problems are as individual as any other group of students. Most students with physical disabilities or chronic health concerns have had extensive involvement with other professionals, such as doctors and nurses, physiotherap ists and occupational therapists. Professionals in the medical and rehabilitation fields can suggest appropriate accommodation for students with artificial limbs, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, etc. All plans for these students should involve parents and these professionals, whenever possible.
 
Welcome To...We Can Play!
Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/resources/wcp/endefault.html
Here are 20 different activity ideas to use with children of all abilities.
 
Assistive Technology in K-12 Schools
Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/resources/atk12/default.html
Assistive Technology in K-12 Schools gives a range of information about integrating assistive technology into schools.
 
School Dayz
The Cerebral Palsy Network
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8950/schooldazes.html
Since we first started our school dazes pages when IDEA was in it's baby stages in my opinion we've tried to help you obtain as much information as we could to assist you in having the best and most appropriate education for your child.
 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Michigan Resources, Support Groups, Listservs & Websites

UCP Michigan
http://www.ucpmichigan.org/
UCP Michigan believes that every person with a disability has a right to be a full member of his or her community. UCP Michigan knows that people with disabilities and their families will have to work hard to get the services they need, and that parents of children with cerebral palsy need information and support as they search for answers and services. UCP wants to be there for parents of children with cerebral palsy and for people with disabilities when they need information about their rights and about how to go about getting the services and equipment they need.

 

What is Conductive Education? - Developed in 1945 in Hungary by Dr. Andras Peto, conductive education is based on the theory that the central nervous system has the capacity to form new neural connections, despite neurological damage. By repeating tasks and integrating intentional movement with learning, the brain creates alternate paths to send messages to muscle groups, creating the desired movements. Through this, a child can gain movement and skills, and achieve greater levels of independence.

 
UCP OF METROPOLITAN
DETROIT
http://www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/89
UCP/Detroit provides information and referral services, employment programs (Rehabilitation Renaissance and One Stop To Success, a partnership with the Department of Labor), individual and family support services (Parents Training Parents and Advocacy), community inclusion and independent living supports and community education.
 
Conductive Education Center of Metro Detroit
http://www.cecmd.com/
Conductive education is a program designed to help children with cerebral palsy learning disabilities and other motor disorders to increase their physical strength, mobility and independence. The therapist, or ‘Conductor’ is trained in all areas of rehabilitation, including education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychology. In conductive education, the children are encouraged to master their environment, rather than have their environment be adapted to their needs. Although conductive education is sometimes viewed as alternative therapy, it’s main difference is simply that the conductor provides several types of therapeutic activities simultaneously. It is carried out in a group setting, in which the children, even those with learning disabilites, are motivated by each other’s progress, along with singing to provide cadence and a fun atmosphere for learning.
 
Advantage Mobility Outfitters
http://www.advantagemo.com/
Since 1979, Advantage Mobility Outfitters has been committed to developing, installing, and delivering the highest quality mobility solutions possible. Always sensitive to the unique needs of our customers, we dedicate ourselves to design solutions that fit your individual needs. We also offer a pick-up and delivery service, as well as a mobile repair unit that can be dispatched to your home or business.
 
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Children's Hospital of Michigan
http://www.chmkids.org/chm/deprtmnts/physicalmedicinerehab.html
Our goal is to help patients gain control over their bodies to the best of their ability and help them to integrate into community based schooling and work programs.
 
Wheelchair Seating Service:
University of Michigan Health Services
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.orgDetails_Resource.asp?ResourceID=98
UMHS Wheelchair Seating Service rehabilitation specialists provide enabling technology in the areas of wheeled mobility, seating, and ambulation equipment, which are designed to meet the needs of people with long-term disabilites.
 
Local
United Ways in Michigan
http://www.uwmich.org/find_uw_fr.htm
 
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
http://www.misilc.org/
 
Easter Seal Society of
Michigan
4065 Saladin Drive, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 942-2081; (800) 292-2729 (in MI)
E-mail: EESofMich@aol.com

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY
Michigan Dept. of Career Development
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 30010
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3391

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Special Populations, Programs, & Services
Office of Career and Technical Education Service
Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-6866

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY
Department of Community Health
Lewis-Cass Bldg.
320 South Walnut Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 373-3500

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Division of Mental Health Services to Children and Families
3423 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-9261

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM
Community Living, Children and Families Administration
Department of Community Health
3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 218
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-9371

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
MI Developmental Disabilities Council
Lewis Cass Building
Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 334-6123

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Children's Special Health Care Services Plan Division
Plan Administration and Customer Services Bureau
Medical Services Administration
Department of Community Health
400 S. Pine, P.O. Box 30479
Lansing, MI 48909-7979
(517) 335-8207

Physically Impaired Association of Michigan (PIAM)
1023 South US-27
St. Johns, MI 48879-2423
(517) 224-0333

Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University
326 Justice Building
6001 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2654

Tech 2000: Michigan's Assistive Technology Project
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

740 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 400
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
East Lansing, MI 48823
(800) 760-4600; (517) 333-2477
Web: www.copower.org/
 
VSA (Very Special Arts) Michigan
21700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 730
Southfield, MI 48075-4902
(248) 423-1080
E-mail: vsami@ic.net

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 National Resources & Websites

GBKids.com - "As parents, we are motivated to provide our children with the best opportunities for play and learning. As a parent of a child with multiple disabilities, I have selected products for my child that allow her to fit in with her peers at school and around the neighborhood. We feature those same products on our website."

 

eCerebralPalsy.com - Does your child suffer from Cerebral Palsy? Have you been searching for answers to your questions about cerebral palsy? In this site you'll find many articles and resources about cerebral palsy. We have thoroughly researched the best sites about this medical condition. Please enter by clicking on the link below or use one of the links below to go directly to a specific section of this site.

 

Health Journals for Parents of Kids with Special Needs - "When my daughter was diagnosed, I created a health journal to help organize all of her medical information. Soon, the clinic asked me to make 40 more for the other parents." The Little Acorn now offers many versions of this book which have been customized to fit specific disabilities. Visit the website for more details or to order. Available items (New products added often - see website for current offerings): "Juggling Autism" Starter Kit, "Juggling Cystic Fibrosis” Starter Kit, "Juggling Down Syndrome” Starter Kit, "Juggling Cerebral Palsy" Starter Kit, "Juggling Asthma" Starter Kit, "Juggling Diabetes" Starter Kit, "Healthy Kids” Starter Kit, "A Woman's Health Journal", and "The Courage Book”

 

UCP National (aka United Cerebral Palsy)
http://www.ucpa.org/
UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
  
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
http://www.aacpdm.org/
 
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
http://www.ofcp.on.ca/
Over the past few years, the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has been embarking on the development of a Long Term Planning and Support Program. The program is being created to address the age old question of "Who will take care of my son or daughter with a disability after I'm gone?"
 
Cerebral Palsy SPORTS OF bc
http://www.cpsports.com/
SportAbility is committed to providing recreation and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities.
 
The Cerebral Palsy Network
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8950/
Making a difference in the lives of individuals with CP, those who love them & the world we live in. Welcome to CPN.
 
Scope
http://www.scope.org.uk/
Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales.
Our focus is people with cerebral palsy (cp).
 
Cerebral Palsy Society of
New Zealand
http://www.cpsoc.org.nz/
Our overriding philosophy is that individuals with Cerebral Palsy are people first. They have a right to a home life and day activities as close to normal patterns as their disabilities allow.
 
March of Dimes
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
http://www.marchofdimes.com/
 
Easter Seals
http://www.easter-seals.org/site/PageServer
Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.
 
North American Growth in Cerebral Palsy Project
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~mon-grow/
Children with Cerebral Palsy often do not grow the same as other children. Children with CP are often shorter and thinner than other children of the same age. We do not know if this is "normal," or if there could be a problem with nutrition or hormones, and so we are interested in discovering what is "just right" for a child with CP. The first step in understanding growth in Cerebral Palsy is to measure a large group of children with CP. This study is under way in six different medical centers in the United States and Canada.
 
Conductive Education Centers around the
U.S.
http://www.cecmd.com/links.htm
 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Articles Related to this Disability

MI Eaton Rapids Teen Named Miracle Network Champ - For most of his life, Eric Lownsbery relied on crutches or a walker to get around. The 15-year-old from Eaton Rapids was born with cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that causes loss of muscle control. As he grew, his feet turned in and his back arched - making walking more and more difficult. An innovative surgery changed his life. Resources: The Sparrow Regional Children's Center at Sparrow Hospital is one of 170 children's hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network. With the help of the network, Sparrow has raised about $15 million since 1988. Some of that money will help build mid-Michigan's first pediatric emergency room at Sparrow, due to be completed in 2006. Also, be sure to visit the Children's Miracle Network at www.cmn.org.

 

MI Cerebral Palsy Project Focuses on Adults - Researchers at Michigan State University hope a new approach will help them find the elusive cause of cerebral palsy. Researchers are seeking adults who have cerebral palsy and adult family members of children with the condition to participate in a new study.

 

WV Local Artist Exhibits in Charleston - Nine paintings by Tucker Lewis, a 10-year-old Morgantown resident with cerebral palsy, were displayed this week at the Charleston Civic Center. Tucker, who can't physically hold a paint brush, paints using the Artistic Realization Technologies method.

 

For information on the Hart Walker, visit http://www.cplqld.org.au/techsupport/hartwalker/index_html.

 

Cerebral Palsy Magazine: New Publication for Parents and Professionals - Cerebral Palsy Magazine™ is a quarterly special-interest publication focusing on issues related to Cerebral Palsy.  First issue of this new magazine was published in June 2003.

 

Specially Designed Walker Brings Hope To Young Cerebral Palsy Victims - Children with cerebral palsy often rely on walkers and wheelchairs to get around since their small bodies just aren't strong enough to give appropriate support. Now there's a device that's paving the way for what could be a remarkable journey for thousands to follow.

 

Read "A new tool to assess birth defect" - Canadian researchers have developed motor-development charts to help parents better gauge the outlook for a baby born with cerebral palsy.

 

Story on Cerebral Palsy
Nemours Foundation
http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/brain_nervous/story_cerebral_palsy.html
Do you know someone who has cerebral palsy? Chances are you might. Each year 10,000 new cases of cerebral palsy are diagnosed in the United States. Maybe someone at your school has cerebral palsy - or maybe you have it and you've been dealing with it your whole life. At a time when you're more conscious of your appearance and body image, it can be tough to be in a wheelchair or to have to use crutches to get around. But having cerebral palsy doesn't mean you can't do what other teens do. And if you know someone who has cerebral palsy, it helps to be a supportive friend. Keep reading for the story on cerebral palsy.
 
Despite son's medical problems, family never gives up
BY KATHERINE L. BRYANT
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/7020/Austin/Looking_for_hope.html
When many families discover they're going to have a baby, they are thrilled and excited with what the precious new bundle of joy will bring - especially if the pregnancy seems normal.
 
Japanese Technical Engineer with Cerebral Palsy Works Effectively and Productively Using Her Computer, Assistive Technology, and Built-in Windows Accessibility Options
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/oki.aspx
Avoiding a crowded commute is one of the advantages to working from home. Ayako Nakamura, of Oki Electric Industry Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan sees many more. Nakamura has cerebral palsy and has difficulty with speaking as well as mobility. But with the help of assistive technology and a forward-thinking employer, she is able to work productively from home and is now in her fifth year of employment as a technical engineer with the company.
 
Disabilities and Basic Etiquette: What you say can make a difference

From United Cerebral Palsy of
Michigan
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.orgDocuments/Disabilities_Etiquette.pdf
A developmental disability like cerebral palsy is not a disease. People with cerebral
palsy are as healthy as anybody else.
 
Treating brain-injured children

Manveet Kaur, New Straits Times
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZfglpsxz%5BTeb%27%40%3E%20bfeiZv
NO injury is more disturbing than one that affects the brain, particularly when the injured person is a child. But there is often confusion over the many labels of description used for children with brain injuries.
 
Mom should check out cerebral palsy suspicions
Allen Douma Family Doctor,
Tulsa World
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZejlkswqTTeb%27%40%3E%20bfeiZv
Dear Dr. Douma: My 4-year-old grandson is a lot less coordinated than other children his age. It hasn't been a major problem, but my daughter was recently told by a daycare worker that he may have cerebral palsy. Needless to say, my daughter is scared. But she is also offended that the daycare worker would say such a thing, as if my daughter weren't a good mother. What should we do? - - W.G., Corvallis, Ore.
 
Neuromuscular Disease; Vanishing twin syndrome probably doesn't account for cerebral palsy
Women's Health Weekly
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZeilqrsrSTeb%27%40%3E%20bfeiZv
According to a study from England, "it has been hypothesized that cerebral palsy of unknown etiology is the result of the death of an unrecognized co- twin a vanishing twin in early gestation. We conducted a case- control study of vanishing twin as a risk factor for cerebral palsy of unknown etiology in women who had an obstetric ultrasound during pregnancy."
 
New wheelchair will ease struggle for boy with cerebral palsy Agencies work together to help family ...
Katharine Goodloe,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZfgknqppXTeb%27%40%3E%20bfeiZv
To his mother, Mirtha Sosa, the new chair is a welcome relief from undersized strollers and outgrown wheelchairs that have already outlasted her expectations. It was donated by The UPS Store's We Deliver Dreams Foundation with the help of workers at United Cerebral Palsy, a local non-profit devoted to enhancing the lives of people with cerebral palsy.
 
Imagining Life With Less Spasticity
PR Newswire
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZefffjjiSTeb%27%40%3E%20bfeiZv
For many of the estimated 500,000 Americans who suffer from spasticity -- an often undiagnosed and untreated condition commonly associated with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury -- "tight, stiff muscles" as a description does not adequately capture its impact on daily life.
 
Graduation walk mattered Student with cerebral palsy gets degree

Sandy Strickland,
Florida Times Union
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZeiljjks%5BSfd%7DGJ%7BbfeiZm
For three months, Julius Mainor underwent grueling stretching exercises so he could walk across a stage. His painstaking steps were so charged with emotion that he got a thunderous ovation when he received his diploma this month at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. "I felt like a champion," said Mainor, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
 
Cerebral palsy causes explored
Jane E. Brody, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZdcksmgkUSfd%7DGJ%7BbfeiZm
Despite widespread belief among both doctors and laypeople that cerebral palsy results from lack of oxygen to the baby's brain during labor and delivery, a new report says that birth asphyxia alone accounts for 10% of cases at most.
 
Under pressure to heal A mobile hyperbaric oxygen chamber has rolled into town. Is it help or hype?
Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Health
Editor, Chicago Daily Herald
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWZdcjpsrt%5BSfd%7DGJ%7BbfeiZm
It might sound hokey, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy has proven its worth when it comes to treating an unlikely assortment of health problems. It's a well-established weapon to help scuba divers get rid of "the bends," for example, and to repair tissue damage in cancer patients who've had radiation therapy.
 
A disease which hits 1 in 400
Evening News; Edinburgh
http://www.intellisearchnow.com/pwrpub_view.scml?ppa=6ikplWYlrllknvYSfd%7DGJ%7BbfeiZm
CEREBRAL palsy does not refer to a specific disease or illness, but is used to describe a physical problem in the brain which affects a person's movement. About one in every 400 children born in the UK is affected.

 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Medical Information

What is Conductive Education? - Developed in 1945 in Hungary by Dr. Andras Peto, conductive education is based on the theory that the central nervous system has the capacity to form new neural connections, despite neurological damage. By repeating tasks and integrating intentional movement with learning, the brain creates alternate paths to send messages to muscle groups, creating the desired movements. Through this, a child can gain movement and skills, and achieve greater levels of independence.

 

Symptoms and Signs of Cerebral Palsy If present in Infants and Toddlers
http://geocities.com/aneecp/symptoms.htm
 
Growth Assessment in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Richard D. Stevenson, M.D., Carmen D. Booker
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~smb4v/growth/home.htm
An important part of routine health care for all children is the surveillance of growth and nutritional status. The periodic measurement of growth indicators and the comparison of these indicators against reference standards, or norms, serve as a screening tool for health problems. Normal growth is a marker for health, while abnormal growth is a marker that the child may be ill or malnourished or that something may be awry in the child's environment. Cerebral palsy is a common neurological condition that originates in childhood but affects individuals throughout their lifespan. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) frequently grow poorly and adults with cerebral palsy tend to be small in stature. Thus, surveillance of growth and nutritional status is extremely important for children with CP.
 
ClinicalTrials.gov: Cerebral Palsy
National Institutes of Health
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/action/FindCondition?ui=D002547&recruiting=true
 
Toxin Injections May Improve Walking Ability in Kids With Cerebral Palsy
http://kidshealth.org/research/botulinum_toxin.html
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have reduced physical control over their muscles. They may experience spasticity, which is a condition that limits control and coordination of muscle movement around a joint. Toe walking may occur in children with equinus gait deformity, in which there is overpull or tightness of muscles in the leg and ankle. But according to researchers, a therapy involving injections of botulinum toxin type A, a toxin produced by the bacteria that cause botulism, may improve the muscular mobility and walking ability of children with CP.
 
Genetic Disorders of Metabolism: Cerebral Palsy
http://www.ucpa.org/ucp_generaldoc.cfm/53/4/24/24-6607/529
In the not too distant past, any infant or child who had an unexplained developmental disorder that included muscle spasticity and/or unusual body movements (athetosis; dystonia) was often referred to as having cerebral palsy (CP). The children were included in the cerebral palsy category even though they had other major problems which were only sometimes associated with cerebral palsy (e.g. blindness; profound behavioral disturbance, frequent convulsions; muscle twitching; cardiac failure; etc); however, for lack of a better diagnosis, the term cerebral palsy was used.
 
Magnesium Sulfate and Decreased Risk of Cerebral Palsy
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/magnesium.htm
Research conducted and supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) continuously seeks to uncover new clues about cerebral palsy (CP). Investigators from the NINDS and the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program (CBDMP) presented data suggesting that very low birthweight babies have a decreased incidence of CP when their mothers are treated with magnesium sulfate soon before giving birth. The results of this study, which were based on observations of a group of children born in four Northern California counties, were published in the February 1995 issue of Pediatrics.
 
What Research is Being Done?
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/research.htm
Investigators from many arenas of medicine and health are using their expertise to help improve treatment and prevention of cerebral palsy. Much of their work is supported through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, other agencies within the Federal Government, nonprofit groups such as the United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, and private institutions.
 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Books & Videos

From Where I Sit: Making My Way with Cerebral Palsy, Vol. 1
Shelley Nixon
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=059039584X&itm=2
Shelley Nixon loves to laugh, to write stories and poetry, and to challenge herself. In this heartfelt autobiography, she tells readers how she does all this while confined to a wheelchair and living with all the other challenges of cerebral palsy.
 
Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parents' Guide
Elaine Geralis
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0933149824&itm=3
Children with Cerebral Palsy, considered by many the first book that families should read, is now available in a second edition. As one of Woodbine House's Parents' Guides, it provides parents with a complete spectrum of information and compassionate advice about cerebral palsy and its effect on their child's development and education.
 
Handling the Young Cerebral Palsied Child at Home
Nancie R. Finnie, J. Bavin, M. Bax, Marian Browne, Mary Gardner
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/textbooks/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0750605790&TXT=Y&itm=4
The contributors represent the specialties of consulting, child psychology, speech and language therapy, and music therapy. All are from U.K. hospitals, health centers, and private practices, with one from Switzerland. Institutions prominently represented include Charing Cross Hospital and the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
 
Cerebral Palsy
Judith Peacock, Murray Goldstein
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0736802800&itm=5
Discusses the causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of cerebral palsy, as well as current research and possible ways of preventing this disorder.
 
Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving
Freeman Miller, Steven J. Bachrach
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0801859492&itm=10
Written by a team of experts associated with the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Alfred I. duPont Institute, this book addresses the complexities and uncertainties of cerebral palsy while providing information about everything that anyone might ever need to know about the condition. It is a comprehensive resource for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and health professionals, as well as adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy.
 
Everything You Need to Know about Cerebral Palsy
Dion Pincus
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0823929604&itm=17
Describes the causes and consequences of cerebral palsy, the most common lifelong disability in America, as well as offering coping strategies and resources for teens with cerebral palsy.
 
Living with Cerebral Palsy, Vol. 3
Paul Pimm
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0817257446&itm=19
Describes the varying effects of cerebral palsy, how different people manage to live with this condition, and where to get more information.
 
Caring for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Team Approach
John P. Dormans (
Editor), Louis Pellegrino
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/textbooks/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=155766322X&TXT=Y&itm=23
Based on the caregiving approach developed at the Cerebral Palsy Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Seashore House, this daily-use handbook draws on the experience of pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons as well as physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, educators, and administrators. It presents a conceptual framework for care delivery and emphasizes goals for development and competency in family and community settings. An in-depth, practical resource, it is a must for physicians, nurses, therapists, educators, social workers, home visitors, and families who want to make sound, collaborative caregiving decisions.
 
Cerebral Palsies: Epidemiology and Causal Pathways, Vol. 151
Fiona J. Stanley, Eva Alberman, Eve Blair
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=1898683204&itm=24
Doody Review Services - After a review of the definition, classification, incidence, and prevalence of cerebral palsy, the authors develop the concept of causal pathways: sequences of events that lead to a clinical outcome. They then apply this analysis to the causes of cerebral palsy. The examples of hyperbilirubinemia and preterm birth clearly show how causal pathways can contribute to our understanding of medical outcomes. The description of the relationship of the recent increase in multiple births to the incidence of cerebral palsy is most timely. The references are complete, including references to online databases.
 
Coping with Cerebral Palsy

Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0823931501&itm=25
School Library Journal - Gr 5 Up-A realistic self-help book written with a little sassiness and a "That's the way it is and this is how to deal with it" attitude. A short chapter is devoted to the basics-definition and treatment. Following chapters discuss attaining independence, schooling, dealing with the insensitivity of others, depression, traveling, working, and relationships with others, all taking into account the amount of disability. Dion Pincus's Everything You Need to Know about Cerebral Palsy (Rosen, 2000) concentrates on the factual aspects and less on how to manage living with the disorder.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
 
Early Detection and Management of Cerebral Palsy
Hans Galjaard (
Editor), H. F. Prochtl (Editor), M. Velicovic (Editor)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0898388902&itm=26
 
Living with Cerebral Palsy
Susan Heinrichs Gray, Serge Bloch, Susan Gray
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=1567661017&itm=27
School Library Journal - Gr 5-8-Each of these titles leads off with an introduction to a young person who has the featured disease. Subsequent chapters explain the physiology of the illness, what causes it, and what it's like to live with it. Concluding sections look at possible treatments and potential cures. The texts are clear and simple, double spaced, and punctuated by colorful exemplary photos of kids dealing with the disease. Gray provides a surprising amount of information and develops considerable empathy in readers.
 
Speech Regulation of Motor Acts as Used by Cerebral Palsied Children: Observational and Experimental Studies of a Key Feature of Conductive Education
Lillemor Jernqvist
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=9173461660&itm=28
 
On Being Sarah
Elizabeth Helfman, Judith Mathews (
Editor), Lino Saffioti (Illustrator)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?

userid=2XPN2MNOH3&isbn=0807560685&itm=44
Twelve-year-old Sarah Bennett has the same wishes that many girls have: she hopes she will like her new school and will find friends there. She wants to see more of the world, and dreams about what she might do, about who she will become.But Sarah is also different from most girls; she was born with cerebral palsy. She must move about in a wheelchair, and she cannot speak but uses a symbol board. Sarah has a lot to say, though--when she makes a school friend, Maggie, who learns to read Sarah's symbols; when she takes a disastrous trip to the zoo with her family; and when she meets Johnnie, a boy who can't walk, but who gives her glimpses of new worlds. Sarah's life is filled with adventure--enough for any girl.

 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Personal Home Pages & Websites

Welcome to Amanda’s Friends
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8950/friendof.html
So many voices with so many stories. Stories of victory, stories that defy all medical boundaries. Our children our are our heroes. Without each of them we would have a giant hole in our lives one that can never be replaced because of  the knowledge and strength they teach us. We hope that through our children you find a piece of what we've learned through them. Thankyou for allowing us the chance to teach us what our darlings have taught us.
 
Hallman Home
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/3241/
 
Mandy
http://members.tripod.com/~SCRUBBY13/mousehouse/mandy.html
I wanted you to know more about my niece, Mandy, so I asked her mom to write this for me!!
 
Chase
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/7020/Chase/lionking.html
Chase has spastic diplegia Cerebral Palsy. This picture was taken 4 weeks after his Rhizotomy, a surgery to reduce the spasticity in his lower body.
 
Inspiring Parent Stories
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/Care/stories.html
 
Cyberscrapbook
http://www.cyberscrapbook.com/
Welcome to our Cyberscrapbook! We created this page to share information with other families of children with disabilities - and more specifically those diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
 
Austin
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8950/austin.html
Austin has spastic quadriplegia cp. He is 1 year post Rhizotomy. He
utilizes assistive technology. Austin is now in preschool. He receives 2
hrs. of P.T. and 1 hr of O.T. along with 1hr speech and 1 hr in the assistive
technology lab per week.
 
Hi! I'm Danny! Welcome To my Homepage!!
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/pluto111/danny.html
I haveCerebral Palsy, but am doing really great with lots of love, attenetion, therapy and help from the people at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. You can read about my first year by clicking here Danny's Story. My mommy had a special song, Danny's Song, written for me as a present. I love to listen to it on my adapted tape recorder.
 
Hi! This is me... Matt Slater.
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~ctech/matt.htm
am disabled. I have cerebral palsy and I am in a wheelchair. I was born with a body that doesn't work very well but my brain works fine.
 
Susie’s Cerebral Palsy Homepage
http://www.susiecphome.com/home.html
My name is Susie Rodde. I'm 49 and live in Torrance, California with a hearing dog named Ivy, and an attack cat named Kameco. This page is about me and my story.
 
Connie V.’s Corner
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9328/
Hi! My name is Connie Van Amerongen. I was born on the twelfth of February, in 1965. I am confined to a wheelchair because of Cerebral Palsy, but I can talk up a storm! (Just ask the people that know me!) I have three older brothers, a younger brother and a younger sister. I also have lots of nephews and nieces! I love kids!
 
Welcome to Damian's Website
http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/damianwantstowalk/
Hi, my name is Damian. I am a five-year-old cerebral palsy patient. Welcome to my Website.
 
The Chris Anderson Home Page
http://www.geocities.com/chrisanderson1954/
Hello, and welcome to The Chris Anderson Home Page. Please bear with me as I add new things to this website. I am a Christian living with Cerebral Palsy and communicate with a Delta Talker, and thus, it takes quite some time to download, and add new material...but I have wonderful assistants who help me from time to time.
 
Jennifer's Story
http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs2txt.htm
Jen was born 11 weeks early and weighed only 2 pounds. The doctors were surprised to see what a strong, wiggly girl she was. But when Jen was just a few days old, she stopped breathing and was put on a ventilator. After 24 hours she was able to breathe on her own again. The doctors did a lot of tests to find out what had happened, but they couldn't find anything wrong. The rest of Jen's time in the hospital was quiet, and after two months she was able to go home. Everyone thought she would be just fine.
 
Sandeep's Older Brother
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/story_courage12.htm
My son Srikanth has cereberal palsy. He is now 15 years old. He is very loving, always with a smile. For school syllabus, he is not good. But he is interested in music, cricket and tennis . He could not walk independently. My request to all the parents of disabled children is to spend most of your time with your angels and heroes. My second son Sandeep is 9 years old and is very loving, affectionate, and helpful to his brother.
 
Livin' Outloud

http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/story_courage11.htm
I am a colorguard instructor at a Charter school in south Dallas, Texas. I began teaching colorguard as a class 3 years ago. Everyone was allowed to participate in my class. Our school even has a no tryout policy. Little did I know that my life would change because of the time I took to teach a young girl with cerebral palsy?
 
My Anthony
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/story_courage10.htm
I would like to tell you a little about my life. I am a 24 yr old single mom to 3 kids. My oldest is Anthony. He is 8 and has cerebral palsy. I have a 5 yr old who is healthy and a 16 month old who has recently been diagnosed with problems.
 
My Little Champion
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/story_courage09.htm
I have a 14 year old daughter who was born two months premature. I had placenta previa. I take her to Shriners in Lexington, Kentucky . We are about to go through surgery again. She is a mild case. Her legs are affected and she is in special education at school.
 
Parker
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/story_courage08.htm
My son Parker, he is 4 years old now, well physically he is. He suffers from multiple medical problems including cp, he has fluid in his brain and in his spine, he has a seizure disorder, and many other unknown things to this date. I am a single mother i also have a 2 yr old, their father is not in the picture financially or physically. I had to quit my job as a lab tech to stay home full time with my boys, sure i could have split them up and put them in different child care programs but that would have killed Parker , do to his brother means the world to him and has been through all of Parker's 12 surgeries with him.

 

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 Assistive Technology

MI MSU Mechanical Engineering Students Design Bicycle for Kids w/Cerebral Palsy - Zackerie Kerley couldn't conceal his gap-toothed grin as he strapped on a blue-and-red helmet and test drove his school's new bicycle Friday. Zackerie, a kindergartner at North Elementary School, is one of the students with cerebral palsy who will benefit from a new bike designed to strengthen muscles and bolster self-confidence.

 

Consumers: People who buy and use wheelchairs
http://www.wheelchairnet.org/WCN_ProdServ/Consumers/start.html
As a person who is new at using a wheelchair or as a family member of a person who is new to using a wheelchair, you probably have many questions. In fact you may be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information and the kinds of decisions you are now faced with. (As WheelchairNet develops we plan to include some software resources that will help with this decision-making process.)
 
FDA Approves Stair-Climbing Wheelchair
Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2003/NEW00933.html
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a battery-powered wheelchair that relies on a computerized system of sensors, gyroscopes and electric motors to allow indoor and outdoor use on stairs, as well as on level and uneven surfaces.
 
Assistive Technology: Frequently Asked Questions
Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/resources/fpic/faq/default.html
The following are the most frequently asked questions of the Alliance for Technology Access. As technology and solutions continue to change, so do both the questions and their answers.
 
Assistive Technology: What You Need to Know
Alliance for Technology Access
http://www.ataccess.org/resources/fpic/whaten.html
Assistive technology is a growing and complex field. New developments happen daily.
 
Emerging Trends in Medical Device Technology
Food and Drug Administration, By Carol Lewis
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2001/301_home.html
Medical devices, products and technologies are converging to revolutionize home- and self-care health systems in the United States, making it possible for people to play a greater role in maintaining their own health.
 
NIDRR's Long Range Plan - Technology for Access and Function Research
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
http://www.ncddr.org/rpp/techaf/lrp_ov.html
For Americans without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For Americans with disabilities, technology makes things possible.
 
Assistive Devices for the Home: Tools and Tips to Make Life Easier
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=HA00028
Perhaps the years are creeping up on you, and getting around just isn't as easy as it used to be. Bending over to pick up the paper is practically impossible, and getting up from your chair seems to take forever. Or maybe you're noticing that your parents aren't as spry as they once were. The effects of aging may be inevitable, but how you deal with these effects can make a difference in your quality of life.
 
Frequently Asked Questions about FCC Provisions for People with Disabilities
Federal Communications Commission
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/dtffaq.html
What is Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)?
 
Home Healthcare Medical Devices: A Checklist
Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/CDRHHHC/brochure-checklist.html
 
Assistive Technology Terms
Family Center on Technology and Disability
http://www.fctd.info/resources/glossary/glossary_en.php
 
List of Wheelchair and Seating Words
University of Pittsburgh
http://www.wheelchairnet.org/WCN_ProdServ/Consumers/glossary.html
 
Assistive Technology and Your Child
http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/assistive_tech.html
Technology is one of the buzzwords of the late 20th century, conjuring up images of computers that talk or televisions so thin they can be mounted on the wall like a picture. Technology isn't just a matter of high-tech solutions to simple problems, however. People with disabilities are now taking advantage of all kinds of technological advances to overcome barriers caused by their disability.
 
Caring for a Child Dependent on Medical Technology
Nemours Foundation
http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/machine.html
Modern medical technology is constantly evolving and advancing. What we would consider today a relatively minor infection or disability sometimes led to death or a life of poor quality in the past.

back to the top - back to disability topics - report a bad link

 

 

2002-2017 Bridges4Kids