Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Life with Cerebral Palsy – How CerebralPalsyGuidance.com Can Help

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong neurological condition. It affects movement, muscle tone, posture, balance and coordination, and so much more, and there is no cure for this condition. For parents, finding out that your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and that she will face the rest of her life with it is devastating. But from the diagnosis on, it’s time to do everything you can for your child and that’s where CerebralPalsyGuidance.com can help.

Important Cerebral Palsy Information

Our site came together thanks to a handful of experts, including those that have lived with cerebral palsy for decades. We provide an invaluable source of information that is particularly useful for parents who have just gotten a diagnosis for their child. Here you can read all about the condition, cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment options, and the latest news on cerebral palsy research and therapies. Any question you have, you will find answered here on these pages.

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Three Things to Do After

THREE THINGS TO DO AFTER RECEIVING A DIAGNOSIS

I had a perfect pregnancy with my daughter. Every prenatal appointment brought us good news and eventually our little bundle of joy. But on our first day home from the hospital, we received a call that there was an abnormality in the newborn prescreening and we should bring our daughter in to see a genetic specialist. The next day we received the diagnosis of Propionic Acidemia.

How to Help Your Child Navigate

When Your Child Has An Invisible Illness

An invisible disability or a hidden illness is described as one that is not immediately apparent or cannot be seen. We often hear adults talk about their invisible disabilities and the hardship it brings. They express concern the comments people make about their mental health, anxiety, or depression.

Invisible illnesses are hard enough to handle as an adult, but what do you do when your child is the one affected?

Both Maya and Christian are of average height, average weight, and average intelligence. They act like any other 7-year-old and 3-year-old. Maya likes to play with her dolls and watch YouTube videos, while Christian likes to play with his trucks and watch “Paw Patrol.” Both Maya and Christian have the same social abilities as their peers; you would never know from watching them at the playground that on the inside their little bodies are fighting for their lives.

A Different Kind of Meltdown

 

Propionic MeltdownsWhen we hear about meltdowns, most people automatically think about a child with autism. We read about sensory meltdowns, the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, and how people react when seeing a meltdown in public.

 

While meltdowns are common in the autism community, they’re not unique to only those with sensory processing disorders. A meltdown is basically neurological chaos. On the outside you might see screaming, crying, rolling around, and someone thrashing about. But on the inside the brain is on overload. The person is not trying to get their way, draw attention to themselves, or simply get something they want. They are in an overwhelming situation and having an emotional reaction they cannot control.

MLK

 12 QUOTES BY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THAT RELATE TO DISABILITY AWARENESS

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest civil rights leaders. What made him such an exceptional leader was his ability to make the civil rights movement a universal acceptance of values. He didn’t speak solely about African-American rights, but for all human rights. He had a vision of justice and equal rights that included all human beings.

Here are 12 quotes from Dr. King that are relevant to tolerance, love, human rights and disability awareness.