Cerebral Palsy

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Cerebral Diplegia
  • CP
  • Infantile Cerebral Paralysis
  • Little Disease
  • Palsy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy
  • Hemiplegia of Cerebral Palsy
  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
  • Postnatal Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Cerebral Palsy
  • Hemiparesis of Cerebral Palsy
  • Ataxia Cerebral Palsy
  • Diplegia of Cerebral Palsy
  • Quadriplegia of Cerebral Palsy
  • Quadriparesis of Cerebral Palsy

General Discussion

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological movement disorder characterized by the lack of muscle control and impairment in the coordination of movements. This disorder is usually a result of injury to the brain during early development in the uterus, at birth, or in the first two years of life. Cerebral Palsy is not progressive

Resources

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
204 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
USA
Tel: (212)875-8312
Fax: (212)875-8389
Email: wemove@wemove.org
Internet: http://www.wemove.org

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

UCP (United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.)
1660 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036-5602
USA
Tel: (202)776-0406
Fax: (202)776-0414
Tel: (800)872-5827
TDD: (202)973-7197
Email: national@ucp.org
Internet: http://www.ucp.org

Easter Seals National Headquarters
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)726-6200
Fax: (312)726-1494
Tel: (800)221-6827
TDD: (312)726-4258
Email: info@easterseals.com
Internet: http://www.easterseals.com

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
31 Center Dr
Building 31, Room 2A32
MSC2425
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301)496-5133
Fax: (301)496-7101
Internet: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
800 Celebration Ave, Suite 225
Orlando, FL 34747
USA
Tel: (407)566-8304
Fax: (407)895-0824
Email: staff@birthdefects.org
Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Pathways Awareness Foundation
150 North Michigan Ave.,Ste.2100
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Tel: (312)893-6620
Fax: (312)893-6621
Tel: (800)326-8154
TDD: (800)326-8154
Email: friends@pathwaysawareness.org
Internet: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
USA
Tel: (973)379-2690
Fax: (973)912-9433
Tel: (800)225-0292
Email: prc@ChristopherReeve.org
Internet: http://www.christopherreeve.org

New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
Suite 937
Milwaukee, WI 53202
USA
Tel: (414)299-0124
Fax: (414)347-1977
Email: horizons@new-horizons.org
Internet: http://www.new-horizons.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Let Them Hear Foundation
1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (650)462-3143
Fax: (650)462-3144
Tel: (877)735-2929
Email: info@letthemhear.org
Internet: http://www.letthemhear.org

PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship
260-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver
British Columbia, V5R 5W2
Canada
Tel: 604-439-9566
Fax: 604-439-7001
Email: inquiries@planinstitute.ca
Internet: http://www.planinstitute.ca/?q=learnfromus/library

Child Neurology Foundation
2000 West 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
USA
Tel: (952)641-6100
Fax: (952)881-6276
Tel: (800)263-5430
Email: jstone@childneurologyfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.childneurologyfoundation.org

United Cerebral Palsy
1660 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)776-0406
Fax: (202)776-0414
Tel: (800)872-5827
Email: info@ucp.org
Internet: http://www.ucp.org and www.mychildwithoutlimits.org

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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