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Kids With Cerebral Palsy

What I Don't Wish For My Son With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

I will do whatever I can within my powers to pave the road Max walks on and make his path in life easier. But I love this kid, the one I got.

My Message For People Who Pity Kids With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

How crushing would it be to know that others think you are a lesser human being? Or that you are an "unlucky child" (who grows into an unlucky adult)? Our kids need every bit of confidence they can get in this world.

How Labels Fail Our Kids

Ellen Seidman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

When people figure that Max has autism because he looks or acts a certain way, or when people think that kids with autism are like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, they presume to know what our children are like -- which does our kids a major disservice.

What Everyone Should Know About Cerebral Palsy

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

What does it really mean to have cerebral palsy? Until I had a child with CP, I had no clue that it affects every person differently. As with any human, kids and adults with CP are as unique as their thumbprints.

Watching My Son Climb The Stairs For The First Time

Ellen Seidman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

When milestones like this happen, I flash back to my first meeting with Sue, the most lovely Early Intervention coordinator. "He will surprise and amaze you, you'll see," she said. He's never stopped.