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Cerebral Palsy

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The primary NIH organization for research on Cerebral Palsy is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page: Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

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Educational Resources

The following Web sites have been selected by the Medical Library staff.The information presented in these Web sites is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.These sites are listed by category in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

Cerebral Palsy to Curriculum Based Assessment
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

Cerebral Palsy: NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 2
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Donka, Inc.
Donka is a free unique computer training program that teaches individuals with physical or visual challenges in the Chicago area. Through computers and assistive technology clients become more self-sufficient and independent members of the community. Donka, locates in Wheaton, strives to remain state of the art in computer technology and teaching techniques.

Educational Techniques for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Bright HUB
Learn about Recommended Teaching Methods for Students with CP.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
Chicago’s Metropolitan Area Parent Training and Information Center
FRCD helps obtain appropriate services for your child; communicate more effectively with school professionals; make informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), and more.

Illinois Parent Information Resource Center (Illinois PIRC)
Illinois PIRC offers a variety of programs, resources and information to help parents, teachers, and schools statewide increase parent involvement and improve student success. 
Available in Spanish

A Parent's Guide to Special Education and Related Services: Communicating Through Letterwriting
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Presents a general overview of how a child becomes eligible for special education and related services, parents' rights and responsibilities, and a school's rights and responsibilities.

Special Education
This site discusses considerations, tips, and strategies for preparing your child for public school. It also addresses legal rights through three government-sponsored plans:  Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, and Other Health Impaired (OHI).