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March 24, 2017

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Amusement parks and museums are near the top of any family’s list of places to visit for fun and enrichment. These popular destinations need not be off limits for families of children with special needs. Many amusement parks and museums feature accommodations that allow everyone to get the most out of a visit.

Below are highlights of seven major attractions across the country, with insider tips for parents of children with special needs....

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Statute of Limitations, cerebral palsy, lifetime benefits
March 13, 2017

Statute of limitations are laws emplaced in which dictates the time frame you have to take action on a claim after the event has happened. When the time has passed over the date, a person can no longer file a claim against a person or entity.  Each state has a different set of limitations for different claims. The window in which you can file a claim can vary quite drastically ranging anywhere from as short as a two-year window to as long as ten years.  The goal of the law is to orchestrate...

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March 02, 2017

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes it clear that everyone with a disability has the right to receive a proper education no matter the extent of their disability. This law also requires that schools must try to adapt their systems to meet the needs of their students. However, many education institutions fall short when it comes to being all they can be when it comes to this. The case of Ehlena Fry is a prime example of schools failing when it comes to...

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
February 17, 2017

When your baby’s brain is cut off from oxygen it can lead to dire consequences. Brain cells can begin dying in as little as five minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury caused by having a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy due to asphyxia is a leading cause of death and impairments among infants. It can cause development delays, mental and physical impairments as well as Cerebral Palsy. Babies with HIE have a 50% chance...

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Baclofen,Baclofen pump, spasticity, cerebral palsy
February 09, 2017

What is Baclofen and a Baclofen Pump?

Baclofen is medicine used to treat muscle symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Muscles receive electric signals from your nerves that instruct when to tense up and when to relax. These signals can become abnormal due to damaged nerves which results in spasticity. Ending with muscles not moving correctly and tensing up. Baclofen is a medicine that can help with this by restoring signals back to normal which improves how...

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February 06, 2017

Children and teens spend most of their time on school grounds. According to The University of Michigan adolescents spend around 32.5 hours a week around the classroom. That number does not include the extra hours that are made up by after school activities that include sports, clubs and events like dances or award ceremonies. Every parent wants their child to have a normal life. For...

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law, rights, cerebral palsy, discrimination, education, IEP, ADA
January 25, 2017

When you have a child with Cerebral Palsy, you need someone on your side. Someone who can help advocate for you. An attorney can help you navigate laws, privileges and opportunities to help your child lead their best life, including several that you might not know about. Life doesn’t have to be difficult, take advantage of the services they can help you with. Whether it is financial, educational or protecting individual rights, let them help you gain justice for your child.

Financial...

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January 23, 2017
*/ WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OFSPASTICCEREBRAL PALSY?

This will give you information about Cerebral Palsy and how a child might be born with this lifelong condition. It will also take a deeper look at the most common form of Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Cerebral Palsy, and the symptoms associated with it

CEREBRAL PALSY: DEFINED

Cerebal Palsy (CP) is the term given to a variety of neurological conditions that are caused...

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January 20, 2017

Cerebral Palsy is a condition linked with brain injury or trauma that takes place during pregnancy. The condition might not be obviously noticeable at first. A formal diagnosis is usually made once the brain is fully developed between 2 to 5 years of age. Often times a child will only be diagnosed early on if it is a severe case or implications happen at birth. All children are screened and tested by doctors over their first five years of birth for development and growth. During this time...

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Holiday Craft
December 13, 2016

The holidays are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than spending some quality time with our kids? Do-it-yourself holiday craft projects provide the opportunity to create lasting memories and practice motor skills with your child.

From holiday cards to home décor to family presents, these 10 DIY craft ideas can serve as a starting point to making your child’s holiday season merry and bright.

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