Information for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Did you know that medical malpractice could be the cause?

Was your child's birth injury caused by nature or medical malpractice? We can investigate.

Our law firm concentrates on the litigation of birth injuries nationwide. With an OBGYN, labor/delivery nurse and other experienced medical and legal professionals representing your rights, the MEDLAW Legal Team offers families and children the resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate healthcare negligence claims.

Our medical malpractice attorneys focus on the representation of families whose children have developed a disability as a result of negligent medical care.

877-692-3862

 
Cerebral Palsy Organizations & Support Groups

American Academy for CP and Developmental Medicine 
6300 North River Road Ste. 727 
Rosemount, IL 60018-4226 
Phone: (847) 698-1635 

Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Assocn. (CHASA)
4101 West Green Oaks Blvd., Ste. 305
PMB 149
Arlington, TX   76016
http://www.chasa.org
Tel: 817-492-4325

Epilepsy Foundation
4351 Garden City Drive
Suite 500
Landover, MD   20785-7223
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org
Tel: 301-459-3700 800-EFA-1000 (332-1000)
Fax: 301-577-2684

Independent Living Research Utilization Project (ILRU) The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232; (713) 520-5136 (TT)
Web address: http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/ilru

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY   10605
http://www.marchofdimes.com
Tel: 914-428-7100 888-MODIMES (663-4637)
Fax: 914-428-8203

National Academy for Child Development
P O Box 380
Huntsville, UT 84317
(801) 621-8606

National Disability Sports Alliance
25 West Independence Way
Kingston, RI   02881
http://www.ndsaonline.org
Tel: 401-792-7130
Fax: 401-792-7132

National Easter Seal Society, Inc.
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 726-6200; (312) 726-4258 (TT)
(800) 221-6827
Web address: http://www.seals.com

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
8455 Colesville Road
Suite 935
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3319
(301) 588-9284 (TT/Voice); (800) 346-2742
Web address: http://www.naric.com/naric

United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
1660 L Street N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202)776-0406; (202) 973-7197 (TT)
(800) 872-5827 (V/TT)
Web Address: http://www.ucpa.org


Worster-Drought Syndrome Support Group
Provides support and information for families of children with Worster-drought, a form of cerebral palsy. Offers phone support in the United Kingdom. Pen pals, networking of families, literature and newsletter.

Spastic Centre of NSW - offers information, services, research, and support for people with cerebral palsy, their families, and care givers.

Hemi-Kids Foundation - support for children who have hemiplegia due to pediatric stroke or other causes.

Cerebral Palsy Ability Center - Describes conductive education and provides classes and training in the greater Washington, DC area.

Cristina and Friends - Non-profit organization that disseminates information about cerebral palsy and other conditions causing physical challenges.

www.dreamms.org
a nonprofit information clearinghouse on assistive technology

www.lburkhart.com
ideas and instructions for adapting toys for use by children with CP


Support Resources

Camping Experiences for Children with Disabilities

Employment Links for the Disabled

Self-Help Group Clearinghouses by Ed M.
There are some local non-profit self-help group clearinghouses that help people with free help to both find or form any type of local support group. For a list of such local self-help group clearinghouses worldwide, go to:
http://mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/selfhelp.php?id=859


There are also additional tips on starting a group at:
http://mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/selfhelp.php?id=866


SupportWorks - Providing Help locating support groups and medical information.

 


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