Cerebral Palsy News
- Brain Stimulation May Benefit Kids With Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds March 22, 2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that stimulating targeted areas of the brain with a mild electrical current can enhance the motor skills of children with cerebral palsy.
- Marijuana Complicates Guardianship For Teen With Severe Autism March 7, 2018
As a last-ditch effort, one family turned to marijuana to stem the self-injurious behaviors of their daughter with autism. The drug worked, but complicated their quest for guardianship.
- Can A Man With A Disability Stay In A Marriage He Might Not Understand? March 6, 2018
Amid concerns from the family of a man with intellectual disability, a judge is weighing the questions raised by the man's marriage to a typically-developing spouse who's also his guardian.
- Court Rules Against Teen With Cerebral Palsy February 7, 2018
A federal appeals court has ruled against a teen with cerebral palsy — one of the country's top young Paralympic runners — who sought the opportunity to compete at his state track meet.
- Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs November 30, 2017
For many with disabilities, the long lines, sites and sounds of a visit to Santa Claus are just too much. But more malls are making an effort to accommodate children with a variety of needs.
- Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete November 14, 2017
Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.
- Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy November 10, 2017
New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.
- TV Including More Characters With Disabilities November 9, 2017
The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is at a record high, a new report finds, though the representations remain far short of reflecting real life.
- Girl With Cerebral Palsy Released From Federal Custody November 6, 2017
A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration officials after undergoing surgery has been released, but her future remains uncertain.
- Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs November 3, 2017
A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.