Botox Helps to Prevent Drooling

Botox injections can prevent children with cerebral palsy from suffering a distressing
side effect of the condition, scientists have found.
Injecting the toxin into the salivary glands reduced drooling, a common problem
with the neurological disorder. Continue reading

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United Cerebral Palsy Statement on Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line

“Today, by a 6-to-3 majority, the Supreme Court affirmed the vision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that a nation should not separate its
citizens with disabilities from society. Continue reading

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Children Complete Cerebral Palsy Preschool

June 03, 2005 – Five-year-old Valentina Montenegro was all smiles as her wheelchair
glided to the stage.

Valentina, who has cerebral palsy,
was proud that she was graduating, along with 19 other children, from a preschool
for developmentally or physically disabled children in Fort Lauderdale Thursday.

United Cerebral Palsy Early Beginnings Preschool, open to children ages 18
months to 5 years old, strives to prepare them to enter kindergarten at regular
schools. Continue reading

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

WHAT CAUSES CEREBRAL PALSY?
We do not know the cause of most cases of cerebral palsy. That is, we are unable
to determine what caused cerebral palsy in most children who have congenital
CP. We do know that the child who is at highest risk for developing CP is the
premature, very small baby who does not cry in the first five minutes after
delivery, who needs to be on a ventilator for over four weeks, and who has
bleeding in his brain. Continue reading

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Boy with Cerebral Palsy Wants to Study

He has no control over his limbs, no control over his actions
and movements and has a slur in his speech.
However, there’s one thing he does have control over: His resolve — to study
and become a financial consultant one day.

Saif Shaikh suffers from cerebral
palsy
(CP) and needs constant attention to carry out the smallest of chores,
but when it comes to his studies, this 18-year-old needs no help.
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United Cerebral Palsy Urges Congress to Support Professional Caregivers

Legislation proposed by Reps. Terry (R-NE) and Capps (D-CA) will promote fair
compensation for the nation’s direct support professionals

Washington, DC, March 10, 2005 – At a press conference with Congressman Lee
Terry (R-NE) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) today, United Cerebral Palsy
reaffirmed its unwavering support for the Direct Support Professional Fairness
and Security Act and urged Members of Congress to do the same. Continue reading

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United Cerebral Palsy Quilt Honors Loved Ones Who've Passed Away

Fred Brown irons a photo of his late brother, Carl, onto the memorial quilt
now on display at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. Lost loved ones are being honored through a memorial quilt prepared by people with physical disabilities at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. Continue reading

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United Cerebral Palsy and The Arc Concerned by Chairman Thomas’s Idea to Dismantle Social Security

Washington, DC, May 6, 2005 — In response to House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) comments to Bloomberg News, Disability Policy Collaboration
spokesperson Marty Ford issued the following statement: Continue reading

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Walt Disney World with Cerebral Palsy

Between May 1 – May 7, 2005, my husband and I took a vacation to Walt Disney World Florida. The trip was to mark our third wedding anniversary. I’d like to give you suggestions for your Walt Disney World trip.

I have athetoid/spastic cerebral palsy. I need assistance in daily personal care and I use a motorized wheelchair. For this trip, I took my AT’M motorized chair. It’s a very good chair for travel. Continue reading

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