Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Information, Resources, and Support

Cerebral Palsy is a name given to a set of nerve disorders which affect muscle coordination and body movement. Each year roughly 10,000 babies are born with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries

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We Provide Help and Support

The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

  • Types of Cerebral Palsy

    Medical Experts recognize four main types of cerebral palsy. The main types are Spastic (Pyramidal) , Athetoid (Extrapyramidal or Dyskinetic) , Ataxic and Mixed. Cerebral palsy is described by the way it affects people’s movement, the body parts affected, and how severe the effects are. Learn more about the types of cerebral palsy.

  • Mobility Aids

    Mobility causes a huge challenge in most cerebral palsy cases. The disorder can affect multiple muscle groups and often cause issues in ligaments, tendons and joints. Learn more about mobility aids and how they can improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

  • Cerebral Palsy Treatment

    Treatment for cerebral palsy can vary depending on which type your child has, and by the severity of the condition. Doctors and medical experts will work together to improve outcomes for children with cerebral palsy. Find which treatment options are available and what can help improve your loved one’s quality of life.

  • Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy

    Life expectancy for children with cerebral palsy can vary depending on how severe the diagnosis is. Learn more now about factors that affect life expectancy and the treatment options that can improve the overall quality of life for your loved one. We know this is a difficult topic.

  • Cerebral Palsy Causes

    Cerebral palsy is caused from a serious injury to a child’s brain before, during or after birth. Learn more about the different ways damage can affect the developing brain and how the extent of the injury can impact the child’s prognosis.

  • Cerebral Palsy Support Groups

    Numerous support options are available through medical assistance, family support groups, emotional support, legal advice and financial assurance. Learn more about the various support groups dedicated to improving the lives of people diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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Support and Resources Are Available. You are Not Alone

Learn more about symptoms of cerebral palsy and the treatment options available to help improve the quality of life for loved ones.

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Cerebral Palsy Group Blog

We discuss all topics that are related to cerebral palsy, with the goal of providing helpful information that can directly benefit you, as well as any news or updates that are happening.

Mission Statement

The mission of Cerebral Palsy Group is simple: to educate and support those who live with a CP diagnosis. To do so, we have created a resource where anyone can learn more about the symptoms and causes of muscular disorders and find resources and support for assessment and comparison of treatment options and technologies. We strive tto cover everything from traditional approaches to cutting-edge research.

Any type of disability diagnosis raises difficult questions about long-term plans for those affected. Uncertainty and fear of the unknown can cause a ripple effect of stress throughout a family. Our goal is to break through the confusion and make it easier for parents to seek appropriate care.

A Learning Resource

For those who play an active role in a child’s development, nothing is more critical than defining and identifying the symptoms of CP as quickly as possible. The sooner that families are educated on cerebral palsy, the sooner both health professionals and loved ones can start working toward a better life for the affected child.

The Cerebral Palsy Group helps you understand what to look for and explains the underlying causes behind possible symptoms and behaviors. When you need answers, we’ve created ways for you to get information (and hope) at any hour of the day.

Though it may look a little bit different, the future is bright for those with Cerebral Palsy. Our focus is on bringing to light the mechanisms of the disability in hopes that education can help affected families plan for this future.

Children may develop muscle disorders for any number of reasons, including birth injury or trauma. Experts are still struggling to understand the full scope of these disorders. Our goal is to continue to bring you the most up-to-date information from trusted sources as it becomes available.

Beyond the Physical

This resource goes beyond the physical aspects of the condition. Emotional well-being is also key to treatment. Those living with cerebral palsy may face social stigmas, bullying or other related pressures. Coping skills and behavioral techniques can be taught as lifelong tools to handle these concerns. We give you the means to learn more about the different options available, so you can make smart decisions from the start.

Support for You

Nothing compares to having a safety net, which is what our group is always striving to be for you. We offer a space for families to read about any and all concerns. We strive to provide the network that will point the way toward a more positive life for the child with CP and his or her family. For instance, physical therapy is a proven way for those with CP to gain more muscle strength and control, so children can feel more empowered in daily life. Behavioral therapy is also an excellent option for children with emotional roadblocks when confronting limitations. There is always something that can be done to aid a child living with cerebral palsy, and our work here is geared toward helping you find it.

Whether you want to know about the different muscle groups in the body or you want to engage in more therapeutic daily routines, we work to offer the expertise you need with the compassion you deserve.

Improving Quality of Life – for Everyone Involved

It can often be difficult to know when and if you are making the right decisions for your child or loved one. It is our mission to help you be confident every step of the way.

By advocating for those with cerebral palsy, we seek to give them their best chance to be productive members of the community. It is important to us that public perception of those with disabilities shifts. It is key to show that individuality is still first and foremost, and this disability is not all-consuming.

Support is important. It is our hope that finding a resource on the future you may be facing can help ease your anxieties and help you to feel just a little bit less overwhelmed.

Growth and Change

Nothing in the medical world stays the same for long. We are here to update our resources and respond to the immediate concerns of those who seek our help. We stay informed on cutting edge research developments and treatment options, so you can continue to assess what to do next in the life of the child or the individual with the condition.

While Cerebral Palsy can add challenges to your and your child or loved one’s life, it does not have to be isolating, or overwhelming. We seek to give you small, manageable goals that are practical for the whole family. We take sincere pride in bringing people together to create the best path to physical, mental and emotional wellness.