Cerebral Palsy

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.

Cerebral Palsy May Run In Families, Study Finds

Genes may play a bigger role in cerebral palsy than previously thought with researchers finding heightened risk in siblings and other relatives of those with the condition.

Brothers Complete 40-Mile Journey For Cerebral Palsy

A teen trekked 40 miles over the weekend, braving the heat and rain, all while carrying his brother who has cerebral palsy in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.

Teen To Carry Brother With Cerebral Palsy On 40-Mile Trek

An eighth grader plans to carry his 7-year-old brother with cerebral palsy piggyback on a unique 40-mile journey, all in an effort to raise awareness.

Olympic Gold Medalist Credits Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Skier Alex Bilodeau says it’s his brother with cerebral palsy who inspired him in his quest for Olympic glory.

Health Law Adds Coverage For Developmental Disability Services

A little remarked upon requirement in the health law expands treatments for those with developmental disabilities. But experts are concerned that insurers may find ways to skirt the new rule.

‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Under Fire For ‘R-Word’

Disability advocates are slamming the new film “The Wolf of Wall Street” for using language and references that they say mock those with special needs.

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