Lifetime Benefits

“Don’t ever expect your child to walk.” This is an unfortunate worry that far too many parents believe when their child is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. CP can cause a wide range of challenges and physical impairments that often create uphill battles for children when attempting to accomplish everyday tasks…

The Injury Behind a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

There are a variety of emotions that can come to the surface for every parent once a child is diagnosed with. For some, especially if it occurs immediately after birth, it can come as quite a shock. Unfortunately, such a prompt diagnosis is likely due to significant injuries during delivery….

Is There a Cure for Cerebral Palsy?

A cure for Cerebral Palsy does not exist at this time. CP, the short name for Cerebral Palsy, is based upon a unique birth injury affecting a child’s brain before, during, or after delivery. How this brain injury affects the child can vary, and symptoms differ significantly based upon both…

6 Uses for Lifetime Benefits

Every parent wants the best possible outcome for his or her child. Parents of children with special needs are especially dedicated to addressing potential issues and challenges because of how often they can be ignored by governmental officials, educators, medical professionals, and society as a whole. With programs aimed at…

Funds for the Future: Lifetime Benefits

The idea of providing for your child’s future is a concern most parents have, particularly those parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. A child with Cerebral Palsy has needs in the immediate future, meaning day-to-day, as well as in the weeks, months and years to come. Setting money aside to…

Lifetime Benefits are NOT About Suing Your Doctor

A common refrain we hear when speaking with parents about a potential medical error resulting in their child’s Cerebral Palsy is hesitancy around suing a doctor. Parents often build strong connections with their child’s pediatrician, as well as the obstetrician that managed the pre-natal care. The idea of suing your…

Needs Extend Beyond the Home: ADA Equal Access

Since cerebral palsy can sometimes significantly impair a person’s mobility, sight, hearing or ability to communicate, the condition is included in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is comprehensive civil rights law prohibiting discrimination based on someone’s disability. The law also requires equal accessibility for people with disabilities…

5 Reasons Lifetime Benefits Must Be Explored

Cerebral Palsy is a difficult condition due to the wide range of ways in which it can impact your child. While symptoms may not be apparent at an early age, they may become aggravated or increase in severity (and frequency) over the years. These changing symptoms can require a wide…

Financial assistance is a critical need for many parents of children with special needs. With soaring costs related to new treatments, therapy, housing, education and more, families can feel the pinch year-to-year and day-to-day. While Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a form of financial assistance provided by the Federal government can…