Cerebral Palsy News
- Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract October 16, 2018
University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.
- Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities October 5, 2018
With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.
- Couples Feel Pressure To Divorce To Help Their Kids With Disabilities July 30, 2018
Struggling to afford the specialized equipment and treatments their children with disabilities need, some couples consider divorcing so that their kids can qualify for government benefits.
- New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit July 20, 2018
Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.
- Kids Endure Long Waits For Needed Medical Equipment July 20, 2018
In the nation's most populous state, some children with disabilities wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment.
- More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities June 27, 2018
In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.
- Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges June 18, 2018
Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.
- Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy June 8, 2018
New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.
- ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’ May 15, 2018
Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.
- Caregiver Shortage Forcing Young People With Disabilities Into Institutions May 9, 2018
A chronic and deepening shortage of home care workers is forcing scores of younger people with disabilities to move into sterile and highly restrictive institutions, including nursing homes.