CerebralPalsyGuidance.com Offers Community and Resources for Cerebral Palsy Families
CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a community site that aims to bring together everyone living with or affected by cerebral palsy. We provide resources and information on all aspects of this disability, from recognizing the signs in infants to getting a diagnosis and seeking out financial resources. Cerebral palsy can have a big impact on a child and a family, but with support and information, challenges can be overcome.
All about Cerebral Palsy
Our number one priority is to provide information about cerebral palsy. This is a neurological condition that is most often caused by brain damage that occurs in the womb, during childbirth, or shortly after a baby is born. The damage affects movement and muscles and the lasting impacts on a child can range from mild to severe disabilities. Cerebral palsy may cause spastic movements, difficulty controlling muscles, speech problems, hearing or vision problems, and even cognitive disabilities.
Cerebral palsy varies widely from one individual to the next, which is why it is so important to provide individuals and families with so many resources about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, daily life with a disability, and treatment for cerebral palsy. The more information is available, the better able families are to make smart choices for their disabled children.
Support through Community
Through our site we also aim to bring together the varied and large community of individuals and families living with cerebral palsy. Children born with this condition cannot be cured and will live their lives with challenges that others don’t face. This can be a big burden for the child and for the family that loves her, but having the support of a community makes a big difference.
As part of our community, we have Alex Diaz-Granados, a contributor who has lived his whole life with cerebral palsy. He shares his experiences growing up with this condition, describes his particular cerebral palsy symptoms, and tells the painful stories of bullies and overcoming challenges so that others like him can learn from his experiences.
Financial Resources for Families Living with Cerebral Palsy
Finally, we provide a collection of resources to help families bringing up a child with cerebral palsy find the financial assistance they may need. Raising a child with a permanent disability means parents must pay for treatments, different types of therapy, adaptive equipment, educational resources and more. The more severe the disability, the greater the expense is. We offer resources including links to birth injury lawyers, government aid programs, and non-profits that can help families get the financial assistance necessary to provide their child with the best care.
At CerebralPalsyGuidance.com, we hope to bring all the resources together in one place so that any family living with this disability can find the information, the community support, and the financial assistance they need to give their child the best life possible.