Cerebral palsy is the most common disability in childhood. It is a permanent physical condition that affects muscle control. Managing cerebral palsy involves a team approach with parents, therapists, doctors, nurses and teachers all contributing.
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects children in different ways. If you have found out your child has CP, your journey might be different from what you had planned. There are services to help your child with CP to reach their potential. Each child and family's journey is different.
See some videos featuring Cerebral Palsy Youth Alliance members talk about the Freedoms Project. They give personal examples of the Freedom they are speaking about - the Freedoms are about individual rights, human rights and the equitable treatment that all people deserve.
Nobody has a longer relationship with a family member with a disability than their sibling. Watch Parent to Parent's videos of siblings telling their stories and find out about some sibling support groups.
Tube feeding generally involves delivering a liquid feed through the nose (nasal tube) or stomach (gastrostomy tube). Tube feeding helps your child to meet their nutritional needs when they are not able to eat or drink enough by mouth.
Scientists are developing stem cell therapies for the replacement or repair of damaged tissues such as nerves, muscle and other parts of the body. Doctors and scientists are researching stem cell therapy and looking at the best ways to use stem cells in cerebral palsy.