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Cerebral Palsy

This Show Just Schooled Everyone On 'Inspiration Porn'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

ABC’s “Speechless,” a sitcom about a family with a son who has a disability, tackled why it’s often offensive to call people with disabilities...

Activist With Cerebral Palsy Has An Inspiring Message For Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.12.2016 | Latino Voices

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Jeison Aristizábal accepted CNN’s Hero of the Year award on Sunday. The activist, who has cerebral palsy, b...

A Kid With Cerebral Palsy Got Ejected From A Trump Rally. Then He Met The President.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

Twelve-year-old J.J. Holmes begged his mother to drive him to a Donald Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. J.J., who has cerebral palsy, wante...

You Don't Have To Give My Kid Free Donuts Just Because He Has A Disability

Ellen Seidman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

My child with CP does not need sympathy. He needs ordinary respect and people who don't avert their eyes or act overly sweet.

Sport, disability and being set free

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Sophia Warner As a Paralympic athlete I am always divided when it comes to whether or not there has been a positive change or 'legacy' from the...

I Can't In Fact Do Anything I Set My Mind To (And That's OK)

Kathleen Downes | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Downes

As a disabled person, this realization has not left me defeated, but instead, free to focus on that which I can do. Free to shape my life and my goals according to my needs. Free to accept that it is not necessary to be able "to do anything" so long as I am proud of the "something" I can do.

The Soul Of An Athlete: Sport Defines Team Agar

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

What does a triathlete look like? I finished my first triathlon - a teeny, tiny sprint triathlon - a few weeks ago, so, ok, a triathlete could look l...

4 Things Children With Birth Injuries And Their Parents Should Know That Could Be Worth Lots Of Money

Jack Choros | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Jack Choros

I've been living with a condition called cerebral palsy for nearly 31 years now. It's a disease most commonly resulting from a birth injury and it can't be passed on genetically, which explains why my twin sister doesn't have a disability.

This Seat Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Experience The Joy Of Slides

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents

Every kid deserves to know the fun that comes with going down a slide, and a team in Israel is trying to make that possible. Two "Fixperts" from the ...

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Walks For First Time To Get Diploma

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Good News

Two grueling years of physical therapy totally paid off. Micah McDade, who was born with cerebral palsy, walked for the first time in his life to rece...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

America's Sweetheart Susan Lucci Opens Up About Love, Fans and the Little Boy Who Won Her Heart

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

When All My Children came to an end in 2011, it seemed Susan Lucci took a page from Erica Kane's handbook. The reinvention began. Some critics charged that Lucci's career was over. Those who underestimated her made a big mistake.

Water Canons Used On Disabled Protestors in Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The I.E.P. Adventure

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

Would you like to come to an I.E.P. meeting with me? I know, it sounds like fun. What is an I.E.P.? It is an Individualized Educational Plan, and it is every differently abled child's right in the United States of America.

Best and Worst States for People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Each year 300,000 young people with disabilities age into what should be the workforce. Sadly, despite the fact that most want to work, the majority d...

Selfless Playstation Worker Customizes Controller For Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.04.2016 | Good News

A Sony PlayStation worker went above and beyond the call of duty to help out a New Jersey video gamer with cerebral palsy. Peter Byrne says an employe...

Why It's Important My Wheelchair Is Part of How You See Me

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Karin Hitselberger

For so many years, I wanted people to see me without my disability, but now I realize that would mean they weren't really seeing me at all.


Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I never thought I would be so anxious to have my voice heard. If I could change only one thing about my cerebral palsy, it would be the affect it has...

My Experience Competing With The Average Able-Bodied White Guy

Jack Choros | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Jack Choros

My mom had always preached to me about the importance of getting a good job at institutions that seemed most likely to hire an educated individual with a physical disability, which in my case is cerebral palsy.

The Inspiring Way This 9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Is Helping Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents

A 9-year-old British boy with cerebral palsy is showing the world that disabilities don't have to prevent kids from pursuing their athletic dreams. Ba...

Wheelchair Turns Boy With Cerebral Palsy Into Skate Park Superstar

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Good News

One boy won’t let his chair put a spoke in his wheels. A video of a boy shredding the bowl at a Sacramento, California, skate park with a little hel...

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Karina Ortiz | Posted 01.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Karina Ortiz

You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you.

Mosquito Virus May Have Caused Brain Damage In Thousands Of Babies

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira’s pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. B...

10 Tips for Including People With Disabilities in Your Party

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to hold a party where all guests -- with and without disabilities -- feel welcomed, respected and have fun. All it takes is some planning.