Home is the place where basic human needs are met. Food, shelter, housing, warmth, safety and security provide the elements for survival. Amongst family and friends, a child grows, develops and gains skills to develop a life independent of others. Home is the training ground where a child develops into an adult, and learns the skills necessary to define the way he or she will function in society. Care at home provides enhances the quality of life for those with cerebral pals.
Beyond basic skills is the need for inclusion, acceptance, respect, accessibility and equal opportunity. The United Nation’s World Health Organization is the world leader for the civil rights, dignities, and inclusion of those with disabilities.
Member states of the United Nations, including the U.S., actively participate in developing policies that shape communities. They provide programs, which are funded by the government, administered by the states, and monitored by the education system, government agencies, and community organizations within each and every community.
These groups provide programs, contacts and support services to help families who have a child with cerebral palsy. Part of the challenge is knowing these services exist, as well as how to find and access them.
Need more information on how to organize your efforts to manage your child’s care?
Request MyChild™ Kit No. 422
The Cerebral Palsy Care Plan