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Cerebral Palsy

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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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.

iPhone App Connects People With Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

Frantz Alexis has cerebral palsy. At times, he found it difficult to find other people with CP with whom to connect and share common experiences. The ...

10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Raises $100,000 For Other Kids With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Ten-year-old Keith Boyd has Cerebral Palsy and is nonverbal. He cannot walk or use his hands, and he can only speak through a special device called a ...

SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

There is no cure for cerebral palsy. Selective dorsal rhizotomy is the only proven procedure that can remove spasticity caused by CP. SDR provides a better quality of life to adults and children who qualify for it.

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

Ellen Seidman | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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.