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  • 10 Healthy Summer Recipes for Growing Children (7/16/2015) - Getting your children to eat—never mind getting them to eat healthy food­—can be a challenge. However, there are so many great summer recipes out there, and many of them are delicious and healthy at the same time. What more could a parent ask for? We have a feeling that when you cook up one of more...
  • Preparing Your Child with Special Needs for Summer Camp (5/21/2015) - Every child deserves to experience the fun, camaraderie, and lifelong memories that go along with attending summer camp. However, if your child suffered a birth injury and now lives with a disability like cerebral palsy, you are likely to be a little apprehensive about sending him or her to camp. Will he or she be more...
  • Make 2015 Positive and Productive for Your Child with Cerebral Palsy (1/14/2015) - In the spirit of renewal and all that the new year brings, we offer these recommendations for ways parents can help their children with cerebral palsy (CP) grow mentally, physically, and emotionally throughout this and every year. Help Your Child Grow Mentally Put the right levels of support in place for your child. Every child more...
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Special Kids with Special Needs – Part 3 (12/18/2014) - Gifts for Children with General Movement Challenges Our final post in this three-part series offers gift ideas for children with general movement challenges. Issues with balance, movement, and coordination are not uncommon among growing children. The toys featured here are designed to keep kids moving at any ability level. 1. Strider® Bike Kids with movement more...
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Special Kids with Special Needs – Part 2 (12/15/2014) - Gifts for Children with Erb’s Palsy Our second post of this series focuses on gift ideas for children with Erb’s Palsy.  The weakness in the arm or shoulder muscles typically experienced by children with Erb’s Palsy should not prevent a child from engaging in imaginative and active play. The toys shown here are lightweight and more...
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Special Kids with Special Needs (12/12/2014) - Looking to find just the right gift for a special child with special needs? Take a look at the options below – you’ll find  squeal-inducing toys that are fun, age-appropriate, and perfectly suited to differently abled children.  We’ll be posting three separate articles, each of which will focus on a specific disability. Our first group more...
  • Creative, Wheelchair-Friendly Halloween Costume Ideas (11/3/2014) - Candy, parties, and fun with friends — what isn’t there to love about Halloween? Unfortunately, Halloween can be a difficult time for children with birth injuries who are wheelchair bound. They may feel extremely limited by their chairs when it comes to costumes; they don’t want to be Batman in a wheelchair — they just more...
  • Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day (10/1/2014) - United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) estimates that 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. manifest one or more of the symptoms of cerebral palsy (CP). When you look at CP’s reach on a global level, however, – 17 million people have CP worldwide – it is clear that CP affects families all around the world. To more...
  • The Joy of Inclusive Playgrounds (9/10/2014) - Every child has a right to experience the simple joys of whooshing down a slide or flying high on a swing. But for children with special needs, a visit to the neighborhood playground can be filled with peril. That’s because playgrounds, as they have been traditionally designed, are often not suited for children with any more...
  • University Seniors Develop High-Tech Therapy Aid for Cerebral Palsy Patients (9/10/2014) - Five seniors at Rice University in Houston, Texas have created a device that greatly improves the way occupational therapists track and measure the clinical progress of patients with cerebral palsy. The Rice engineering students developed the tool, named “DeXcellence”, as part of their senior capstone project, in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children—Houston. A Simple more...