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The United Cerebral Palsy Alliance was founded in 2017 and is a body of parents, medical professionals and public policy advocates dedicated to improving the lives of those with cerebral palsy. Our Mission The...

What Is Cerebral Palsy or ‘CP’?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines cerebral palsy as “a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body...

Are There Different Types of Cerebral Palsy?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines cerebral palsy as “a group of neurological disorders,” indicating that there are different types of this particular...

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What Are The Causes Of Cerebral Palsy?

While it’s known that cerebral palsy occurs when a fetus or infant child’s brain doesn’t develop normally or is somehow damaged during the development process, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the cause of this abnormal...

Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options

While there is currently no cure for cerebral palsy (CP), there are many different treatment options that can help individuals and families better manage this category of neurological diseases. Before going into what those options are, it’s...

What Is The Life Expectancy Of Individuals With Cerebral Palsy?

When someone you love has cerebral palsy (CP), it’s only normal to question whether this condition will affect his or her life span and, if so, how much. To give you the most reliable answer possible, let’s look at what the research says. Cerebral...

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Complications Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disease that affects motor development and the musculoskeletal system, and there can sometimes be complications associated with it. Intellectual and Developmental CP Complications According to the National...

Cerebral Palsy Prevention

Cerebral palsy (CP) generally develops in a child either during the mother’s pregnancy, during the birth, or shortly thereafter, so expecting parents or those interested in starting a family may be looking to learn more about this particular...

The Importance of Health For Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

In addition to finding the best treatment options available for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP), it’s also important for them to develop positive health and wellness habits and behaviors. This can help them better deal with their particular...

What Is The Life Expectancy Of Individuals With Cerebral Palsy?

When someone you love has cerebral palsy (CP), it’s only normal to question whether this condition will affect his or her life span and, if so, how much. To give you the most reliable answer possible, let’s look at what the research says. Cerebral...

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