Was your child recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy?
Palsy Starter Kit
Kit No. 200WO
Our Mission: We strive, every day, to be the ultimate resource for everything cerebral palsy. We provide information, resources, support and unlimited inspiration to all those touched by cerebral palsy, and other neurological conditions.
Our Vision: To provide those touched by cerebral palsy with the most
compassionate voice, the most comprehensive resource, and the ultimate industry support network.
We’re about to embark on an incredible journey; a road less traveled that has challenges, and rewards. The act of choosing paths – or navigating the one that’s been determined by unforeseen events – is one that journeys best with options, and resources.
MyChild™’s aim is to offer information about cerebral palsy, connect individuals with helpful resources, as well as offer unlimited support. It’s not the journey you expected, that’s a given. But, at times we find it pretty amazing, nonetheless. Come join us, today!
It is our belief that knowledge is power. The easier information
is to obtain and ascertain, the more enriched is the journey.
Information is a vital tool that arms us with the ability to
make clear, informed decisions on health, education,
wellness, and more. MyChild™ provides information on
topics from A to Z, made available at your convenience.
The more information, the better the outcome.
When you’re juggling endless medical appointments, transporting children to events and activities, managing a household and going to work, it can be tough to be inspired. Every day, a person with cerebral palsy achieves something wonderful, a benchmark that someone in his or her life thought was unattainable.
The stories MyChild™ has collected profile children and adults that are embracing a life with obstacles and accolades, they’ve overcome and achieved. And, they inspire.
Maintaining a sense of connectedness with the people in our
lives, or others with shared circumstance, is vital. Technology
has made it possible to connect with people near and far.
Today, there are many ways to stay connected.
MyChild™’s cerebral palsy industry blogs, forums and
social media entities to make it possible for individuals
touched by cerebral palsy to share learnings, follow
updates and gain perspectives. Stay connected,
At MyChild™, our aim is helping children and adults with cerebral palsy reach their full potential. With the right set of services and supports, persons with cerebral palsy can lead full, productive lives. The services we provide include a call center staffed by caring, knowledgeable
representatives; we’ve also made informational
kits designed to connect parents to valuable
resources. And, our comprehensive website and
social media provide a source of connectedness,
A reassuring voice on the other end of a phone line is often enough to let
us know someone cares. At the MyChild™ call center, representatives
answer questions about an array of topics from community support and
funding to treatment and therapies. Additionally, they offer kits that
provide information about resources that can make a positive impact on a
child’s life. If you have a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to
call. We’re available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.
MyChild™, including this website (CerebralPalsy.org), its related
Facebook page, and the MyChild™ Call Center are owned, funded
and supported by attorney Ken Stern and his law firm, Stern Law Group, PLLC. Because lawyers are frequently required to assist families of
children with special needs, Ken and his law firm, Stern Law Group, PLLC, and/or other lawyers with whom they may be associated or affiliated,
are able to legally represent you and your child. To learn more about
legal services, see The CP Lawyer.
A parent may be concerned about developmental delays or a doctor may observe a sign outside of growth norms. There is no definitive test for cerebral palsy, causing doctors to diagnose over time. For parents that suspect a child may have cerebral palsy, the long wait between that initial suspicion and an official diagnosis can be an emotional one. But, what is often a time of anxiety evolves into an empowering experience that leads to acceptance and unconditional love.
Many parents find it difficult to explain their emotions and thoughts at the time they receive their child’s diagnosis, and for the years ahead. That’s understandable. It’s a life-altering moment often filled with feelings of sadness, helplessness, shock, anxiety, disbelief, and confusion. But, that gives way to strength, joy, tolerance, and triumphs. It may not be the expected journey we had for our children, but it is a beautiful journey, nonetheless.
There’s an adage that knowledge is power. This is certainly a truism, but something a parent may not consider – information can be a source of comfort. When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there’s an immense amount of information parents must absorb. The first among these is to have a clear understanding of a child’s condition, which aids in coordinating care, applying for government assistance, seeking early intervention, and obtaining support.
There is evidence that children with cerebral palsy far exceed initial assessments. Children that physicians have once said would never walk have not only put one foot in front of the other, they’ve climbed mountains. Others that were never expected to communicate have spoken, written books, and inspired others with words of wisdom. Even in severe forms of cerebral palsy a child’s potential can materialize making possible the aspirations that parents have for their child’s future.
Like all young people, children with cerebral palsy face many transitions. But, how these stages of growth and development take place can involve developing confidence and helping them cope, to preparing them for independent living and instilling life skills. Help your child prepare for adulthood.
Adults with cerebral palsy often face a number of choices as they grow into adulthood, and their ability to adapt and adjust to change is something that is cultivated by a series of interventions when they are young. If a child is properly prepared, he or she can lead a life that is rewarding, joyful, and productive.
There’s never a better time to begin researching what resources might be available to a family than when a child is diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy. Finding the right set of supports is often what makes possible the best outcome for a child, and encouragement for parents.
Every now and then, we all need a little support. Sometimes, we feel like there’s nothing that we can do that’s helpful. Assisting doesn’t necessarily mean a long-term commitment or the expenditure of money. With a little effort, and the use of our own skills, there’s always a meaningful way to help.
We strive, every day, to be the ultimate resource for everything cerebral palsy. We provide information, resources, support and unlimited inspiration to all those touched by cerebral palsy, and other neurological conditions. Our Mission »
To provide those touched by cerebral palsy with the most compassionate voice, the most comprehensive resource, and the ultimate industry support network.
Compassion, service and support.
On our website, information and resources can be located on an array of topics. Support and inspiration, however, can be made by contacting our call center, and visiting our online forums and social media pages. How MyChild™ Can Help »
Our format is designed to be user-friendly and informative so visitors can seek – and find – information quickly. Our pages offer information and materials on several subjects. Kits can be ordered on most pages and call center assistance is available at . How to Use Our Site »
MyChild™, including the website CerebralPalsy.org, its related Facebook page, and the MyChild™ Call Center are owned, funded and supported by attorney Ken Stern and his law firm, Stern Law Group, PLLC.
Our Founder »
Because lawyers are frequently required to assist families of children with special needs, Ken and his law firm, Stern Law Group, PLLC, and/or other lawyers with whom they may be associated or affiliated, are able to legally represent you and your child. To learn more about legal services, see TheCPLawyer.com »
About Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Definition of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
History and Originof Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Cause of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Types and Forms of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Associative Conditions & Co-Mitigating FactorsLearn More »
Cerebral Palsy Risk FactorsLearn More »
Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Diagnosis of and Tests for Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Prevention of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Prevalence and IncidenceLearn More »
Life Expectancy of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Treatments for Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Therapies for Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Cost of Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Cure for Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
Research on Cerebral PalsyLearn More »
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