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October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month: A Chance to Celebrate Abilities, Not Disabilities

October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month: A Chance to Celebrate Abilities, Not Disabilities

  October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a month dedicated every year to promoting greater understanding of Down syndrome and the 250,000 Americans living with the disorder. Despite the many accomplishments and abilities of this community, Down syndrome is surrounded by many more misconceptions that can only be put right through awareness. As the National more…


New App Gives Mothers Opportunity to Detect Cerebral Palsy in Their Newborns

New App Gives Mothers Opportunity to Detect Cerebral Palsy in Their Newborns

  They say there’s an app for everything, and there certainly is a variety of mobile apps designed for children with disabilities caused by birth injury. Children with cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affects brain function, movement, and posture, can make use of a whole host of tools to aid development. However, no more…


Corporate Culture Shift? Disability Equality Index Holds Promise for Disabled Employees

Corporate Culture Shift? Disability Equality Index Holds Promise for Disabled Employees

  The latest Disability Equality Index (DEI), which measures the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace, was recently released. It marks a bright spot in what has long been a dismal employment situation for disabled Americans. Even according to recent statistics, people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy or erb’s palsy are still more…


Students with Disabilities Fight for Services in Nation’s Largest School District

Students with Disabilities Fight for Services in Nation’s Largest School District

  Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy have the right to receive special educational services at school. These services range from tutoring to speech and occupational therapy, and enable students with disabilities to develop to their full academic potential. This is why it’s more…


Morgan’s Wonderland Opens World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park

Morgan’s Wonderland Opens World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park

  Picture a hot summer’s day, complete with cloudless sky and gentle breeze. Though nothing takes the edge off like a dip in the pool, your family decides to look for a little more excitement in 1 of the nation’s best water parks. Then, imagine your child’s eagerness to explore all the record-breaking rides turning more…


Exercise More Important Than Ever for Children with Cerebral Palsy – Here’s How to Make It Routine

Exercise More Important Than Ever for Children with Cerebral Palsy – Here’s How to Make It Routine

  For a long time, studies have shown that people with cerebral palsy have up to 73 percent lower exercise capacity than the able-bodied. After all, cerebral palsy – a motor-function disability caused by birth injury – has the potential to cause complex muscular weakness, spasticity, and other motor skill impairments that make leading an more…


For Kids with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment May Be the Way Forward

For Kids with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment May Be the Way Forward

  Cerebral palsy can have a variety of severities and symptoms, many of them related to movement. Children with cerebral palsy, which develops from birth injury, often grow up experiencing spasticity (involuntary movement from stiffness of muscles), muscle weakness, and limited range of motion, the severity of which are measured using the Gross Motor Functional more…


6 Activities for High School Kids with Cerebral Palsy, Encouraging Participation and Motor Skill Development

6 Activities for High School Kids with Cerebral Palsy, Encouraging Participation and Motor Skill Development

With even warmer weather just around the corner, children are getting ready for a summer filled with adventure. This brings parents of children with disabilities to question: Is there fun to be had for my child, too? Can extracurricular activities be life-enhancing even for children with severe birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy more…


Oregon State’s ‘Go Baby Go’ Mobility Program Designs Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

Oregon State’s ‘Go Baby Go’ Mobility Program Designs Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

  Toys and play provide enormous benefits to children’s development and well-being, allowing them to explore their creativity, relationships with others, dexterity, and physical or cognitive strength. Play is so important to healthy child development, in fact, that it is recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as the birthright of every more…