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Cerebral Palsy

My Son's Rendition Of 'Let It Go' Will Change The Way You Think About Singing

Ellen Seidman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Some people might listen and think that Max is just "trying" to sing. To them I'd say: change your definition of singing.

Does This Photo of a Teen With Cerebral Palsy Shock You? It Shouldn't

Ellen Seidman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

The truth is, the realities of raising a child with physical challenges are often not pretty, however lovingly they are handled.

Man With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Who Wasn't Expected To Walk Is Now An Accomplished Athlete

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News

This young man shows us that physical limitations are no match for drive and fearlessness. Ben Jackson, a 20-year-old athlete from Tobyhanna, Penns...

Man Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis Says Medical Marijuana Changed His Life

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Seth Green, whose multiple debilitating conditions prevented him from living a "normal" life, finally found a solution. The 23-year-old says in the...

I Thought We Had More Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I am supposed to be the one to soothe him, to tell him... what on Earth am I supposed to tell him? That it will be fine? That it sucks? That I'm sorry?

This Teen Piggybacked His Brother For 40 Miles. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.09.2014 | Teen

The heat was stifling, the rain was frustrating and 14-year-old Hunter Gandee was more tired than he'd ever been in his life. But, with love guiding t...

For My Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, "Tolerance" Just Isn't Enough

Patrick McClenahan | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Patrick McClenahan

Through her tears, she spoke about her son's intellectual disability and explained that her husband will not accept him because of his condition, "because in my country, the belief is that we did something wrong ... our son's condition is a curse."

David Lohr

New Charges For Parents Convicted Of Starving Daughter In Cage

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.28.2014 | Crime

A Virginia couple who allegedly kept their mentally disabled 6-year-old daughter in a makeshift cage, covered in her own feces, have been charged with...

The Heroic Reason Why This Teen Is Carrying His Brother 40 Miles

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Teen

Braden Gandee, 7, has trouble walking on his own. Good thing he's got an older brother to carry him -- and to fight for his future. Fourteen-year-o...

Why I No Longer Apologize For My Crutches

Natalie E. Illum | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Natalie E. Illum

The photographer was not used to kids like me. The ones in wheelchairs, the ones who couldn't sit up straight.

This Boy Got A Company To Build A Wheelchair-Friendly Playground So He Could Play With His Brother

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

These siblings epitomize brotherly love. Cayden Long, 9, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. His family was accustomed to driving almost an ...

Not Defined by Her Disability

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Everyone has a special talent or skill in life; it's up to that individual how they choose to use that skill. Those who are skilled in the art of com...

A Nigerian Lawyer With Cerebral Palsy: My Encounter

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Tobi's life exemplifies the possibility for every child with disability to overcome the limitations of the disability and achieve their life's dreams.

Heartbreaking Photos Show A Family Grappling With The Effects Of Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

When Daniel Wilbur was born he was promptly diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that permanently affects body movement and muscle c...

New Possibilities For The Child With Cerebral Palsy

Anat Baniel | Posted 05.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Anat Baniel

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFrom 30 years of my colleagues and myself working with children with cerebral palsy, I find that by providing their brain with abundant new information, they become brilliant learners and the seemingly miraculous begins happening, just like with Maysoon. Current brain research validates that the "impossible" can become possible for many of these children.

My Child Doesn't Need Your Pity

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Ellen Seidman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSadly, the differences are often all that people see when they meet him. Forget rose-colored glasses; people peer at my child through the lens of disability. Oftentimes, they regret that he has cerebral palsy. This I can tell from the pity stares or pity-speak.

True Parallels: Cerebral Palsy, Maysoon Zayid And Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Erin M. Kelly

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg I learned at a very early age that the world is indeed a stage. The fact that society is constantly questioning what I can and can't do is a stark reminder that I'm not up there for just one skit or performance. I'm up there for life.

Shifting The Perspective On Disabilities

Christie Taylor | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Christie Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's easy to look at a one big, notable experience and say that event changed my life. Yet, when I take some time to ponder my life changing moments, they are not big and notable, but small and simple.

WATCH: This Comedian With Cerebral Palsy Will Make You Think Twice About The Word 'Disability'

TEDTalks | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

maysoon zayid ted

If thinking of cerebral palsy makes you think of someone sad or helpless, then watch this talk and let comedian Maysoon Zayid blow your mind. She's fierce, she's funny, and she refuses to let you feel sorry for her.

How My Son Changed My Sense of Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I should have been happy, sweetly satisfied that day, at that moment. It should have felt like a celebration -- something to look forward to. If only I could stop myself from looking back, from feeling those feelings from that exact day four years earlier washing over me at random intervals.

The Question I Shouldn't Have Asked About My Special Needs Child

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

The best piece of advice I ever got about raising a child with special needs was to look at how he's doing, not at his medical records or the X-rays of his brain with all the grayish-white blobs where the damage occurred.

Struggling to Change What You're Given

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.

Let's Pledge to Respect People Like My Sister

Elena Delle Donne | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Elena Delle Donne

I had been blessed with gifts that the world recognized: height, agility, coordination and strength.

The Toughest Race My Daughter And I Ever Ran

Andi Sligh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Andi Sligh

It's hard to believe that it was so hard for her, when in the past it's been (relatively) easy. But when the pain of the day had subsided just a bit, I recalled one of the mantras of slow distance runners: "Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start."

I'm Not Here To Inspire You

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

The word inspire has probably become a bit bastardized for me. It's certainly not a bad thing to be inspired, find something inspirational or even to inspire someone else by personal deeds. Yet, I cringe when I hear the word.