Cerebral Palsy

Categories of Resources

Description

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Disability Specific Information

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that appears in infancy or childhood and

permanently affects body movement in the muscles and nerves. It can be caused

by abnormalities in the brain that controls muscle movement. It can also be caused

my medical mistakes. Cerebral Palsy cannot be cured but there are treatments and

therapies available to improve the quality of life.

NINDS

UCP

4 My Child

-Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book), By Freeman Miller and Steven J. Bachrach

-The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Cerebral Palsy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age, By James N. Parker, M.D. and Philip M. Parker, PH.D

-Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Parent's Guide, By Elaine Geralis

-Handling the Young Child With Cerebral Palsy at Home, By Nancie R. Finnie, J. Bavin, M. Bax, Marian Browne, Mary Gardner

-Caring For Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Team-based Approach, By John P. Dormans and Louis Pellegrino

-Everything You Need To Know About Cerebral Palsy, By Dion Pincus

Education and Services

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Cerebral Palsy can cause lifelong hardships to those who suffer from it. Negligent doctors can cause Cerebral Palsy. The law offices of Susan. R. Green fight for compensation for children who suffer from cerebral palsy caused by medical mistakes.

2. The Yost Legal Group provides legal support for families who have children who suffered from lack of oxygen to the brain during delivery causing cerebral palsy.

3. This website provides several links for parents of children with cerebral palsy. The lists include multiple links for doctors and specialists specializing in cerebral palsy.

4. The Kennedy Krieger Institute provides a long list of links to clinical programs providing therapies and other treatments for children with cerebral palsy.

5. The mission of UCP of Southern Maryland is to positively affect the quality of life for people affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. This website provides contact information for the UCP of Southern Maryland.

1. Hardball-Law

2. Yost Legal Law Group

3. Wrong Diagnosis

4. Kennedy Krieger

5. DHMH: Developmental Disabilities Administration

Local Support Groups and Educational Conferences

1. United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland- This website has a direct link to a section specifically for education and the rights for children with disabilities to receive an appropriate education. It also gives information for annual conferences designated for supporting children with disabilities.

2. Kennedy Krieger is an institute dedicated to improving the lives and the education of children with special needs. There are support groups for families and individuals with Cerebral Palsy. This mission of Kennedy Krieger Institute is help children with disabilities achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in their family, community and education.

3. This website provides links for many resources and support groups for families with children with disabilities.

4. 4MyChild- This website has information and resources that can help parents of a child with disabilities prepare to send their children to school. It can provide a multitude of information and support for families.

5. This website provides multiple links and resources for families to help their child get involved and begin the education that they deserve.

1. UCP

2. Kennedy Krieger

3. DHMH: Developmental Disabilities Administration

4. 4MyChild: Education

5. Maryland State Department of Education

Recreational and Community-based Resources

1. Special Olympics Maryland of Baltimore County- This Website provides information on resources, sports, and upcoming events that children with Cerebral Palsy can be a part of and will cater to their needs. The website is a great source to find upcoming events for both families and children to participate in!

2. A camp funded through The League for People with Disabilities. This is a program of camping and therapeutic recreation aimed at children and adults with cognitive, physical, emotional, and multiple disabilities.

3. This is a website for Anne Arundel county's recreation and parks that has a running list of multiple programs for adaptive movement in the area. The age group ranges from youth to adults. It also has a wide range of programs, from dance to swimming, each with the focus of children with movement disabilities.

4. This website's homepage lists upcoming events in Maryland that benefits Cerebral Palsy. The website also provides links to community services that may be of interest to families.

5. This website offers multiple clinical programs that will benefit children. These programs are available to children who have information and contacts to get involved.

1. Special Olympics Maryland Baltimore County

2. The League

3. Anne Arundel County's Recreational Parks

4. UCP Delrey School

5. Kennedy Krieger

Funding/Legal Advocacy

1. United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland- This website has a direct link to advocacy and public policy for federal and state legislation that will benefit individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

2. 4MyChild- This is a website that provides links to multiple sites that can help families live with Cerebral Palsy. Their mission is to be an advocate for these families.

3. This website provides information on what Maryland state can offer families in way of support financially.

4. This is a website that provides information on the social security benefits that are offered to families with children with disabilities.

5. This website offers information on the governmental affairs and public policy programs. It explains each area and offers information that can help, along with outside links to additional information.

1. UCP

2. 4MyChild

3. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

4. Social Security Online

5. The Arc of Maryland

Total Quality of Wiki

The purpose of this wiki page is to supply parents of children with cerebral palsy with information and resources so they can find support from the community of other families who have children with cerebral palsy and doctors.When parents finds out that their child has a disability like cerebral palsy, their lives automatically change. Their mind is filled with a constant worry about how their child's quality of life will be affected. The wiki is neatly organized into different sections that have links to different websites and resources providing more information.