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10-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy Inspires $3.5M All-Inclusive Playground

10-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy Inspires $3.5M All-Inclusive Playground

Last week, the South Hayward, California community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of “Mia’s Dream Come True All-Inclusive Playground,” a new specialized park inspired by a girl who has been fighting for her life since birth. Mia Vasquez was born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, a motor-function disability caused by birth injury, more…


Distance Runner with Cerebral Palsy Lands Groundbreaking Nike Sponsorship Deal

Distance Runner with Cerebral Palsy Lands Groundbreaking Nike Sponsorship Deal

Earlier this month, Nike awarded its first professional athlete contract to a person with cerebral palsy. College junior Justin Gallegos is a distance runner and attends the University of Oregon, where he is a member of the running club. The announcement that he had signed the contract was made on World Cerebral Palsy Day, October more…


Celebrate Our Diverse Workforce During National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Celebrate Our Diverse Workforce During National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions people of all ability levels make to our country. During this month it is important to remember that disability is part of being human and growing older. Simply because someone requires accommodations in the workplace doesn’t prevent them from being a more…


Saturday Marks World Cerebral Palsy Day – Learn How You Can Make an Impact

Saturday Marks World Cerebral Palsy Day – Learn How You Can Make an Impact

Celebrated every year, World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day is a multinational awareness day that aims to bring attention to cerebral palsy, a motor-function disability that affects over 17 million people worldwide. Recognized by more than 65 countries around the globe, World CP Day is itself a movement – one that has a vision of promoting more…


$2.5 Million Award Given by NIH to Study Potentially Groundbreaking Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

$2.5 Million Award Given by NIH to Study Potentially Groundbreaking Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has funded a study to research new methods of helping children with cerebral palsy improve their ability to walk. This $2.5 Million award was given to Dr. Noelle Moreau, for her work at Louisiana State University Health School of Allied Health Professions (LSUHSC). Cerebral palsy is one of the more…


Virtual Reality Games Give Kids with Cerebral Palsy an Innovative Way to Improve Motor Skills

Virtual Reality Games Give Kids with Cerebral Palsy an Innovative Way to Improve Motor Skills

Several recent studies have examined the use of virtual reality (VR) games as therapy for children with cerebral palsy. These games are designed to help children develop cognitive skills and motor skills in a way that is more engaging than traditional rehabilitation. Interactive VR systems have been used as a therapy alternative for 15 years, more…


Study Finds Therapeutic Hypothermia and Caffeine May Be Effective Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

Study Finds Therapeutic Hypothermia and Caffeine May Be Effective Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

A recent research report examined 43 studies of treatment methods aimed at preventing or lessening the severity of cerebral palsy. This disability affects an individual’s motor control and is caused by an injury or medical error made by a doctor or hospital staff before or during the birthing process, or shortly after a child is more…


Cerebral Palsy Rates Drop with Better Prenatal Care, According to Recent Study

Cerebral Palsy Rates Drop with Better Prenatal Care, According to Recent Study

A recent study conducted in Norway suggests that better health care for mothers and infants before and during childbirth can decrease the rate of cerebral palsy. This research was published in the European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, and supports previous studies that link improvements in obstetrics care to a lower number of infants born with more…


Creative Ad Blitz by Cerebral Palsy Foundation Celebrates Comically Awkward Moments

Creative Ad Blitz by Cerebral Palsy Foundation Celebrates Comically Awkward Moments

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) recently started an innovative new social media campaign using short, animated videos designed to educate people on how to respond to individuals with disabilities. These animated shorts are narrated by the announcer for the White Sox, Jason Benetti, who has cerebral palsy. Benetti suggests that one of the best ways more…


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