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Cerebral Palsy

Taylor Swift's Music Has Amazing Impact On Teen Who Lost Her Memory

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen

Taylor Swift's music has touched a lot of people, but maybe no one more so than North Carolina teen Charli Robertson. Robertson, who was born with ...

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

The Way This Actress With Cerebral Palsy Responds To Her Online Bullies Is Inspiring

OWN | Posted 03.23.2015 | OWN

When actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid made her television debut on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in 2010, she was shocked to see a barrage of hat...

Actress With Cerebral Palsy Got Devastating 'Shock Of A Lifetime' After Googling Herself

OWN | Posted 03.20.2015 | OWN

Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, always dreamed of becoming an actress. Growing up in her small New Jersey t...

A Thank-You to the College Athletes Who Welcomed My Son

Michael Plansky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Michael Plansky

Like every new dad, as I held my newborn son, I dreamed of teaching him to play catch, shoot a basketball, and ride his first bicycle. But Max was different. A premature twin, I couldn't hold him for months, and when I did, he fit in my two hands. A few months later, I found out Max had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Parents Request Uplifting Cards For Terminally Ill Son Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News

A couple is urging strangers to grant a simple birthday wish for their son who is terminally ill. Bubby Everson of Puyallup, Washington, contracted...

Dad Performs Inspiring Rap Song For Son With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents

Eight-year-old Jared was born with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and several other debilitating medical conditions as a result of a stroke ...

If I'd Let Fear Paralyze Me, I Wouldn't Have My Daughter

Jessica Bensten | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.

Woman Who Has Cerebral Palsy Is Writing An Entire Novel By Typing With Her Toes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.06.2015 | Good News

Hu Huiyuan, who lives the AnHui Province in China, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a few months old and has little mobility, CNR report...

The Doctors Were Wrong

Lucy Meyer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Lucy Meyer

I was born with cerebral palsy because I did not get oxygen for five minutes at birth. When I was just a few days old, the doctors told my parents that there was a very good chance that I would never sit up or swallow. The doctors were wrong.

Unspoken Bonds

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

There is a bond between brothers that I see each day within my house. And there is a bond between a boy with a disability and his brother that is different than any other I have known.

United Airlines Apologizes To 'Humiliated' Special Needs Mom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents

When New Jersey mom of four Elit Kirschenbaum boarded a December 30 flight home after her family vacation in the Dominican Republic, she seated her yo...

My Wheelchair Doesn't Define Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

It casts a shadow that's bigger than my body. It has left scars that run deeper than my flesh and bone. It haunts me -- but I know I wouldn't have the life that I have without it.

Young Runner With Cerebral Palsy Will Inspire You With Her Go-Get-'Em Attitude

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen

This young athlete doesn't let anything stop her from playing the sports she loves. On Saturday, Sarah Kate Sligh was one of hundreds of children t...

Taking Away the Right to Vote

YAI | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
YAI

While politicians and other elected officials are making every effort to convince more Americans to vote in the upcoming national election, there looms an unfathomable barrier to people with disabilities as they seek to exercise their most basic and important right as Americans: the right to vote.

The Inclusive Gap Ad That Has Everyone Cheering

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Earlier this month, Gap posted a photo on the brand's Facebook page to promote its autumn kids collection. The ad shows a group of children getting re...

Compassionate Cop Saves Service Dog Belonging To Girl Who Has Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

The bond between this little girl with special needs and her service dog is incredibly special. Faith Cloud of Pierce County, Washington, has cereb...

Greg Walloch, the Gay Comedian with Cerebral Palsy, Talks About Howard Stern

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What's the difference between an actor, comedian, writer and storyteller? I'm still figuring that one out, so I'm looking forward to your comments with the explanation.

How A Fall Banished My Fear About Our Son's Cerebral Palsy

Diogo Mainardi | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Diogo Mainardi

Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2014: 'Change My World in 1 Minute'

Nicole Luongo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

According to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF), over 17 million people worldwide have cerebral palsy -- for which there is no cure. I am one of them.

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News

You don't have to be able to hold a pencil or a paintbrush to be a brilliant artist. And Paul Smith, a man born with severe spastic cerebral palsy,...

How Cerebral Palsy Taught RJ Mitte To Pity Bullies

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

When RJ Mitte first moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career at 13, he let his cerebral palsy speak for itself, only providing details to those...

Cerebral Palsy and a Wheelchair: Two Things That Won't Stop Andrew From Going to a Gay Club (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-09-05-20140903AndrewMorrisonGurzasmall.jpgAfter an awkward conversation with the driver of the special wheelchair-accessible bus about where he was going, and then entering the club through the freight elevator, Andrew had an experience that reminded him that he's different from an already-different group.

Man With Cerebral Palsy Crosses Ironman Finish Line In Historic Fashion Alongside Twin Brother

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Mind over matter makes all the difference. If you need proof, look no further than Peder Mondrup: He doesn't feel like "a guy in a wheelchair," though...

Yes, My Child With Special Needs Understands You -- Please Talk To Him

Ellen Seidman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

When you meet a kid with disabilities, talk to him, not just his parent. If he doesn't seem up for interacting, back off.