Category Cerebral Palsy

Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

A Day in the Life of a Cerebral Palsy Mum Desperate mum Alison Thorpe’s plea for doctors to remove her severely disabled teenage daughter’s womb has sparked an ethical storm. Fifteen-year-old Katie, from Essex, suffers from cerebral palsy and has…
Living with Cerebral Palsy Timeline

Living with Cerebral Palsy Timeline

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy 1961 My CP is Athetoid, which affects the area of movement and motor skills. This can cause much involuntary and uncontrollable reactions when doing every day tasks which can make certain things exhausting and difficult to do.…
Cerebral palsy and pregnancy

Cerebral Palsy and Pregnancy

I became pregnant with Homer February 2001. My pregnancy was great in the beginning. When I was about 6 months pregnant, I got severely high blood pressure and preeclampsia. Although I was very uncomfortable, I loved every minute! Daniel aka…
Pregnancy and Birth with Cerebral Palsy

Pregnancy and Birth with Cerebral Palsy

Victoria’s Story – Pregnancy and Birth Hi! Thanks for allowing me to post her story on your new website. I had a great pregnancy with her no complications. My daughter was born on December 1, 1999 in Dallas, Texas at…
True life accounts of Living with Cerebral Palsy

A Special Victory for a Cerebral Palsy Sufferer

A Special Victory for a Cerebral Palsy Sufferer Susan Bennett Life takes on a new meaning for handicapped youngster Susan Bennett when she takes to the water – she has just received a special award for a feat that many…
True life accounts of Living with Cerebral Palsy

True life accounts of Living with Cerebral Palsy

Living with a Disability for some people can frustrate both for the person and the family, it can also be a rewarding experience when your child or the person with the disability achieves goals in their life, whether it’s there…
assistive technology for cerebral palsy

Assistive Technology for Cerebral Palsy

Using Assistive Technology Assistive Technology (AT) is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices and the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence for people with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks…
Therapies that can help disabled people

Counseling Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities There are various therapies that can help people with Cerebral Palsy and this area of the site will have information about the different therapy. The main therapies include: Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) Occupational Therapy Speech and Language Therapy…
Development Disability is a combination of mental and physical impairments

What is a Developmental Disability

Developmental Disabilities This is a term used to describe lifelong disabilities because of mental and/or physical or a combination of mental and physical impairments, manifested before age twenty-two. I use most commonly the term in the United States to refer…
Disability Discrimination Act United Kingdom

Disability Discrimination Act United Kingdom

There’s been widespread speculation about the new legislation being introduced under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), which will ensure that websites are accessible to blind and disabled users. Try to find specific information about it on the Internet and chances…
Technology for Disabled People

Technology for Disabled People

Computer Technology for Disabled People In human-computer interaction, computer accessibility (also known as Accessible computing) refers to the accessibility a computer system to all people, regardless of disability or severity of impairment. It is largely a software concern; when software, hardware,…