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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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.

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.