Sadly, it was not that long ago that human beings with mental and physical disabilities were ostracized and shunned in many areas of society for being dysfunctional.
If you (or someone you love) has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, finding the right source of help can be of enormous benefit to your life.
Organizations and Government Resources
Here are a few excellent sources of help:
- Learning Disabilities Association of America—a national advocacy organization of parents and professionals with affiliates in all fifty states and Puerto Rico. http://www.ldaamerica.org
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes—supports and performs scientific research into neurological disorders and stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/index.htm
- Snow Drop – provides programs of neurocognitive stimulation for children who suffer developmental problems. Those problems may express themselves as more global difficulties such as cerebral palsy or autism, or more specific difficulties such as dyslexia or specific language impairment. Treatment is carried out by the family in the child’s own home. http://www.snowdrop.cc/
- Zero To Three—a global nonprofit organization founded by researchers and clinicians, it focuses on early childhood development. http://www.zerotothree.org
I grew up with cerebral palsy and dyslexia. I’ve jumped all the hurdles and faced the tribulations. I faced the discrimination and the social stigma—and I came out on top! Thanks to the love and support of those around me, and my own determination, I’ve created a rich, fulfilling, and successful life.
Now, my passion is helping others with disabilities to achieve the same. Even after decades of providing support counseling to families and individuals with disabilities, I’m still giddy every time I see someone achieve something that they (and everyone around them) thought was impossible!
If you (or someone you love) has a disability, give me a call! As an experienced disability support specialist and special needs advocate, I’ve dealt with everything you could possibly imagine in the realm of disabilities. I know how to adapt proven and effective therapy methods to enrich each unique person’s life and to ensure that they get the best possible results!