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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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Illinois 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.

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.

Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)
Administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the DSCC provides care coordination for families and children with special health care needs. A web-based slide-show is available to provide an overview of the DSCC programs and services.

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD)
The ICDD focuses on improving education, employment, transportation, community living, and health care for the disabled. Programs are developed in direct response to the concerns and ideas voiced by consumers, families, service providers, policy-makers and other professionals.

Illinois Department of Human Services
The DHS provides the state's residents with access to integrated services, especially those who are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency.

Ray Graham Association
Ray Graham Association provides a broad array of services and support to children and adults with disabilities that include mental retardation, cerebral palsy and autism. Services include: vocational services, respite services, early intervention evaluations and developmental therapy, recreational services, supported employment services, home-based support services and residential programs.

Reaching for the Stars (RFTS)
RFTS is the only national non profit pediatric Cerebral Palsy foundation led by parents.  It is committed to advocacy, education and driving research to serve the needs of children with CP and their families and care givers. There is a Chicago-land chapter.

Special Education Services of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
The ISBE partners with school districts to provide programs and services for students with specialized educational needs and to assure that these programs and services meet state and federal requirements.

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois (UCPI)
UCP providers offer a range of services from housing and family supports, to therapies and recreational programming, to training and employment assistance. The Illinois membership consists of four local affiliates serving about half of Illinois’ 102 counties. Listed below are some of the chapters.

United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln
Counties Covered: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
Counties of Cook, Lake, Kane and DuPage

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland