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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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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.

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
AACPDM provides multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities.

Caring Child was founded to provide help and support for families with severely challenged children as well as help alleviate some of the stress and burden of raising a child with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF)
Organization dedicated to funding research and educational activities directly relevant to discovering the cause, cure and evidence based care for those with cerebral palsy and related developmental disabilities.

Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association (CHASA)
CHASA is first international non-profit organization to offer information and support to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy, often due to perinatal stroke, childhood stroke, or other rare causes.

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.

United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCP)
UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.