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Genetic Testing Urged For Those With Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that individuals with cerebral palsy should be encouraged to undergo genetic testing much like those with other types of developmental disabilities.

March 21, 2023
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Nursing Shortage Puts Children With Disabilities At Risk, Spurs Calls For Change

Finding nurses to care for children with disabilities at home has always been difficult, but the problem has worsened dramatically forcing kids to remain in hospitals or parents to manage on their own.

February 21, 2023
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Teacher Assistant Didn’t Get Job Because Of Her Cerebral Palsy, Feds Say

A job candidate for a preschool teacher assistant made it through several stages of the hiring process before she was discriminated against because of her disability, according to federal authorities.

February 14, 2023

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Startup Creates Bionic Clothing To Help People With Cerebral Palsy

The leg sleeve, which is expected to be publicly available this year, uses sensors and electrodes to help those with cerebral palsy and similar impairments walk with greater ease.

January 24, 2023
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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

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

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