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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy

A pair of major health organizations are issuing new guidance to doctors about how to identify children with cerebral palsy and appropriately treat the condition.

November 28, 2022

US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022
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Running Chair Worth Thousands Was For Sale — Until Its Owner Read About Woman With Cerebral Palsy

The story of best friends Tyme Fiedorczyk, who has cerebral palsy, and her caregiver, Julia Prendergast, who love to run together, led a woman several states away to gift them a pricey running chair.

October 14, 2022

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Apple, Google Among Tech Giants Committing To Improve Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are part of a newly launched effort to expand accessibility of smartphones and other devices for those with disabilities.

October 4, 2022
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15-Year Friend Becomes Caregiver For Woman With Cerebral Palsy

Julia Prendergast was 6 when she became a peer buddy for Tyme Fiedorczyk, who has cerebral palsy. Now adults, the two are best friends and Prendergast cares for Fiedorczyk full-time.

August 30, 2022
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Inspired By Ailing Daughter, Family Makes Accessible Clothes For Kids

To honor their daughter with cerebral palsy who doesn't have long to live, a couple started an adaptive clothing company to provide dignity and accessibility for children with disabilities.

August 23, 2022

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Caregiver Shortage Threatens College Dream Of Student With Cerebral Palsy

Noah Spaulding hopes to live on campus at Messiah University this fall, but he has always relied on round-the-clock help and a shortage of caregivers might prevent him from leaving home.

August 9, 2022
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Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022

First-Ever US Adaptive Championship Puts Spotlight On Golfers With Disabilities

The U.S. Adaptive Open is teeing off, featuring golfers with amputated limbs, Down syndrome, diabetes, a club foot and cerebral palsy in an event that backers hope will inspire others.

July 19, 2022

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Despite Cerebral Palsy, Race Car Driver Only Knows One Speed

He grew up at the track in a racing family. But the fact that Bryan Narducci was almost born at the track, and the circumstances of his birth, are where his story shifts from the typical driver.

July 14, 2022
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FDA Warns That Therapy Tool Could Endanger Babies With Developmental Delays

Regulators are warning that a device used in water therapy for babies with developmental disabilities could lead to death or serious injury.

July 12, 2022
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Lizzo Changes Song In Response To Complaints From Disability Community

Just days after releasing a new single, Lizzo has changed the lyrics following backlash from people with disabilities for using what they called ableist language.

June 14, 2022

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