Cerebral Palsy Support Groups
Living with cerebral palsy (CP) can be challenging for a family. Joining one of many cerebral palsy support groups can help. Other families dealing with CP can offer ideas, advice, support and resources.
Cerebral palsy support groups can assist a whole family, from parents to siblings to the disabled child. Joining cerebral palsy support groups–both online and in-person–can bring lifelong rewards.
By joining when your child is still young, you can develop relationships that may last over many years. When your child is a teen, cerebral palsy support groups can be a great place for them to get support and build a community.
Finding Support Groups
There are many cerebral palsy support groups available. If you don’t know where to start, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has listings for groups in every U.S. state and territory. You might also join an online support group like Daily Strength if there aren’t any local groups near you.
Advancements in therapies, medication and awareness, as well as cerebral palsy support groups, are helping people with cerebral palsy live more comfortable, independent and productive lives.
Erb’s Palsy Support Groups
If your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, you may be wondering what to do next. You are not alone. Many other parents are raising children with Erb’s palsy and other similar conditions.
There are both in-person and online support groups where you can share your challenges and experiences. They can also provide valuable real-world information and give you a chance to learn about additional resources and treatments to help improve life for both you and your child.
Online Erb’s Palsy Support Groups
Looking for a place to start online?
Here are some resources:
- United Brachial Plexus Network: This nonprofit organization offers an online registry, outreach and awareness programs, and publications. It also offers a forums page.
- Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation: The parents of a child with a severe brachial plexus injury founded this organization in 1995. It’s devoted to promoting education and the treatment of the injury, and even has a welcome page for new parents.
- Mothers United for Moral Support: This organization maintains a website with information and links to various organizations and support resources.
- The Birth Trauma Association: Although based in the United Kingdom, this organization offers extensive information about how different families cope with birth injuries.
Facebook Support Groups
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