Cerebral Palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to the brain, usually occurring during fetal development, or during infancy. It can also occur before, during or shortly following birth. Cerebral Palsy is neither progressive (it doesn't get worse with time), nor communicable (you can't "catch it"). It is one of the most common disabling conditions of childhood. There are 4 types of Cerebral Palsy: Spastic Cerebral Palsy characterized by stiff and difficult movement; Athetoid Cerebral Palsy characterized by involuntary and uncontrolled movement; Ataxic Cerebral Palsy characterized by a disturbed sense of balance and depth perception; and Mixed Cerebral Palsy.
There are subdirectories which are appropriate for specific types of CP sites. Please check to be sure that your site is not appropriate for a subdirectory before submitting here.
Informative and interactive sites created FOR children children with Cerebral Palsy.
This category is for web sites which provide information about Cerebral Palsy in a way that appeals to children specifically - sites must be child-directed and must be written with the child reader in mind.

Please submit sites ABOUT children with cerebral palsy to Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Neurological_Disorders/Cerebral_Palsy/Personal_Pages/.

This category is for world-wide (non-US and non-UK) nonprofit associations providing information and advocacy for people with Cerebral Palsy.
Please submit non-US and non-UK associations. If the association is in the United States, please submit it to Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Neurological_Disorders/Cerebral_Palsy/Organizations/United_States.

If the association is in the UK, please submit it Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Neurological_Disorders/Cerebral_Palsy/Organizations/United_Kingdom.

Sports associations specific to cerebral palsy should be submitted to Sports/Disabled/Cerebral_Palsy.

This category is for personal sites of people who have Cerebral Palsy.
Thank you for submitting your personal web site. Please describe what your site offers, and try to follow the general description style of the other sites listed in this category.
This category is specifically for chat rooms, chat programs and support groups for people, family and friends who have Cerebral Palsy.
This category is specifically for chat rooms, chat programs and support groups for people, family and friends who have Cerebral Palsy.
Many treatments are available to help an individual with Cerebral Palsy to function at the highest possible level. For nearly every individual, some type of therapeutic exercise program is needed, which may involve a physical therapist, and an occupational therapist. Many individuals with Cerebral Palsy also undergo Speech and Language Therapy, and some undergo Sensory Integration Therapy. There are surgical treatments to improve muscle development, correct contractures, and reduce spasticity. There are also drug therapy programs to help control siezures associated with Cerebral Palsy, or to reduce spasticity for short periods of time. Many experimental treatments are being developed as well.
Please submit only sites describing treatments for Cerebral Palsy, and Cerebral Palsy specialty clinics.

Sites about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Providers should be placed in their appropriate categories, either Business/Industries/Healthcare/Products_and_Services/Hyperbaric or a subdirectory thereof.

Sites specifically about Conductive Education should be submitted to Reference/Education/Special_Education/Conductive_Education or a subdirectory thereof.

Sites specifically about Occupational Therapy should be submitted to Health/Professions/Occupational_Therapist or a subdirectory thereof.

Sites specifically about Physical Therapy should be submitted to Health/Professions/Physical_Therapist or a subdirectory thereof.

Sites specifically about Speech and Language Therapy should be submitted to Health/Professions/Speech_Therapist or a subdirectory thereof.