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Cerebral Palsy

Why You Shouldn't Pity My Child with Cerebral Palsy

Ellen Seidman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

One of my most desperate wishes for Max is for people to quit pitying him or being wary of him and just see him as a kid, period.

Universities Can Be Lifesavers

Allan D. Gilmour | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Allan D. Gilmour

Sometimes, with great science and great care, we save lives. Simple concepts; profound impact.

Teen Campaigns Nike To Make Sneakers For People With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Impact

Despite a grim prognosis, Matthew Walzer walks, speaks flawlessly and has earned a 3.9 grade-point average. But cerebral palsy continues to keep the 1...

Yoga for Everyone

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

They remind me of the importance of slowing down, of really being present in the moment, of kindness. Their joy and cheeky inquisitiveness remind me that childhood is a gift, that we are blessed by the child's wonder and delight.

WATCH: Boy With Cerebral Palsy Kicked Out Of The Pool For Wearing Floaties

Ellen Seidman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

I'm sure the lifeguards at the pool were trying their best to do their jobs. I get that. Safety at the pool is everything. What concerns me is that they couldn't find any way of accommodating this boy.

Tricycle Stolen From Child With Special Needs

Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

A Virginia family is looking for answers today after a thief stole a tricycle from their daughter, who has special needs. The trike was customized ...

What Neil Young Taught Me About Autism and Fear

Hannah Brown | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

We parents are the searchers and we can't give up, no matter how rough a ride it is.

Mom's Inspiring Kickstarter Campaign For Son With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents

An Oregon mother's "crazy, imperfect, pie-in-the-sky, Dear-God-please-let-this-work idea" to raise money for her son's medical treatments is well on i...

Are Kids With Special Needs Really A Burden To Society?

Ellen Seidman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

No person's merit (let alone a child's) should be irrevocably determined by how his muscles move, the way his brain works, or whether he speaks in the way that people typically speak or looks the way people typically look.

The Most Emotional 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' Yet

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

Tony was spotlighted in the season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), and during his very first workout wit...

WATCH: Kids Cheer On Boy With Cerebral Palsy

Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents

Sometimes all we need is a little confidence boost. And for one boy with spastic cerebral palsy, a few cheers from students and teachers made all t...

BofA Gives Family With Special Needs Daughter Break On Foreclosed Home

Posted 05.26.2012 | Good News

There's finally some good news for Dirma Rodriguez and her three children. The family was evicted from the Los Angeles home they'd lived in for ove...

Mom Gets 9 Years In Teen With Cerebral Palsy's Malnutrition Death

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

CINCINNATI — The mother of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year was sentenced Thursday to nin...

5-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Says Her First Words

Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents

One British couple waited five years to hear their daughter's first words, and they came through an eye-recognition computer that helps people communi...

WATCH: Teen's Very Athletic Prom Dates

Posted 05.02.2012 | Teen

Linda Watson has always been a big fan of the Missouri Tigers. So when prom season rolled around, her teachers did their best to give the high scho...

Teacher Rallies Community To Give Student With Cerebral Palsy Trip Of A Lifetime

Naperville Patch | Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

Speech therapist Jennifer Thorsen works with a lot of wonderful children, but one of her young students has made such an impression that Thorsen knew ...

WATCH: This Incredibly Dedicated Grandma

Posted 04.11.2012 | Good News

Every school day, Xiang Yuncui gets up at 5 a.m. to make breakfast for her 7-year-old granddaughter, Tan. Yuncui then puts Tan on her back and, tog...

14 YEARS OLD, 28 POUNDS: Mom Pleads Guilty To Daughter's Death From Malnutrition, Neglect

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 04.06.2012 | Crime

CINCINNATI -- The mother of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year pleaded guilty to involuntary mans...

Turning Wheelchairs Into Hot-Rods

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Loreen Arbus has made it her mission to honor the work of the caregiver, 'the unsung heroines," whose kindness comes in all manners of form to help transform lives, yet who are still so severely unappreciated.

School Bans Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Using Walker

Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

A Texas mother is planning to file a lawsuit against New Caney Independent School District after her daughter's special education director said the 5-...

Pledge To Ban The 'R-Word' For Good

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

Nine-year-old Max is bright, funny and motivated. He also has cerebral palsy, a condition his mom fears will lead people to insult him with insensitiv...

Children With Special Needs: A Revolutionary Approach Gives New Hope

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Are you a parent to a child with special needs? Have you been trying to help your child do something he or she can't do, or corrected them over and over again to end up with little or no progress?

Help This Man With Cerebral Palsy Continue To Feed The Hungry

Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

Scotty Crocker loves volunteering with Meals on Wheels and doesn't let his cerebral palsy stand in his way. But the uneven concrete and tree roots in ...

Should A Child With Disabilities Always Get His Way?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents

Ellen Seidman's nine-year-old son Max likes to have things his way. He went through a Cars 2 phase, wherein he would watch that video -- never the ori...

The Gift Of Good Health

Javier Sierra | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Javier Sierra

According to a LULAC study, almost 30 percent of Hispanics live dangerously close to a coal-fired plant.