About 1 in 323 children has been identified with Cerebral Palsy according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. There is an abundance of information regarding CP out there. However, it can be overwhelming sifting through all of that knowledge.
Here is a list of great resources regarding CP, including research articles, books, support organizations, blogs, and more.
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About Cerebral Palsy
1. Kids Health
KidsHealth is the place to help explain CP to parents, teens and children. It provides simple explanations about CP that is easy for people of all ages to understand.
2. Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic gives a comprehensive overview of CP and provides parents with basic information about the support and resources you need, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, and tests.
Cerebral Palsy Organizations
3. United Cerebral Palsy
Educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. From home ownership to health care reform, inclusive education to competitive employment, UCP has established itself as a leader in the disability community.
4. Cerebral Palsy Family Network
The CP Family Network mission is to provide information to all cerebral palsy families about diagnosis, treatments and resources for their child and to provide information and legal resources to families that suspect a preventable birth injury may have caused their child’s CP.
5. Cerebral Palsy Support Network
The Cerebral Palsy Support Network is dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to children and adults with CP, as well as working helping their families cope and understand CP.
Cerebral Palsy Research
6. Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
CPIRF is dedicated to funding research and educational activities directly relevant to discovering the cause, cure and evidence based care for those with cerebral palsy and related developmental disabilities.
7. CDC Cerebral Palsy Research
CDC has been studying cerebral palsy (CP) since the early 1980s. This information can help us look for causes and risk factors of cerebral palsy, evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts, raise awareness of the signs and symptoms, and help families and communities plan for services.