Cerebral Palsy News
- 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.
- Nike Turns To Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Help Design Next-Gen Shoe May 4, 2018
One of the world's largest athletic brands is expanding its lineup of shoes specially designed for people with disabilities.
- Lack Of Quality Caregivers, Constant Turnover Tough On Families May 2, 2018
Families of those with developmental disabilities are struggling to find trustworthy caregivers and, even when they do, it's often only a matter of time before the search begins again.
- Families Moving Across The Country To Help Their Kids With Disabilities March 29, 2018
Drawn by more generous Medicaid programs or access to treatments, families are uprooting their lives in order to find better care for their children with special needs.
- 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.