Cerebral Palsy

Pope Blesses Kids With Special Needs

On the final leg of his historic American visit, Pope Francis made a point of spotting children with disabilities in his midst and blessing them.

Genes’ Role In Cerebral Palsy ‘Much Stronger’ Than Once Thought

With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted.

Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Sports Illustrated Honors Walker With A Cause

After carrying his brother with cerebral palsy 57 miles in an effort to promote awareness of the condition, a teenager has landed on the pages of Sports Illustrated.

Mom Accused Of Abandoning Son With Cerebral Palsy In Woods

A mom is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly abandoning her 21-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia in the woods for days.

White House Honors Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A film about a high school student with a disability is one of 15 that is being honored by President Barack Obama.

In Fight Over Service Dog, School Board Is Brought To Heel

After a two-year legal battle that garnered Justice Department attention, a school district has been ordered to allow a boy with disabilities to bring his service dog to class.

Lottery Winner Hopes To Boost Cerebral Palsy Awareness

A North Carolina woman who will take home $88 million after claiming her Powerball prize said she hopes the win will bring attention to cerebral palsy, a condition her son has.

Genes May Play Bigger Role In Cerebral Palsy

Once thought to be chiefly related to lack of oxygen at birth, new research suggests that a sizable number of cerebral palsy cases are in fact rooted in genetics.

Effectiveness Of Cerebral Palsy Treatment Weighed

A surgery that improves mobility for some kids with cerebral palsy leaves others even more likely to lose balance. Now researchers are working to understand who’s most likely to benefit.

At Long Last, Athlete With Down Syndrome To Compete

A man with Down syndrome who sued after allegedly being denied the opportunity to participate in the sport he loves due to his disability is finally getting a chance.

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Rate Quality Of Life High

Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.

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