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Cerebral Palsy Support Services

Cerebral palsy family support services are aimed at providing patients and their families with medical, emotional, financial and legal support to help them achieve the best possible quality of life. Given the comprehensive scope of these support services, it's no surprise that it takes a team of professionals, including the following, to effectively treat cerebral palsy and support patients and families during the long-term process:

  • Doctors to handle medical conditions, such as seizures and vision problems
  • Occupational therapists to help patients learn how to perform day-to-day activities, such as showering
  • Physical therapists to improve patients' coordination, muscle tone and ability to walk
  • Special education teachers to help patients learn basic intellectual and socializing concepts and skills
  • Speech therapists to improve a patient's ability to speak
  • Therapists and support groups to treat the emotional effects of living with cerebral palsy (as a patient or family member)
  • Cerebral palsy lawyers to help patients and their families get compensation for their injuries and losses, in the event that medical negligence played a role in causing a case of cerebral palsy

The network of national cerebral palsy lawyers that make up the United National Cerebral Palsy Lawyer group are dedicated to protecting the rights of children and families affected by cerebral palsy. You may qualify to recover compensation without even knowing it. To find out more information about your rights, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer today. You can call us toll free at (800) 646-6570 or send us an email and a qualified professional will contact you.

Cerebral Palsy Statistics

  • Approximately 1 in every 278 children in the U.S. are living with cerebral palsy
  • Currently, there are more than 764,000 Americans living with cerebral palsy
  • Around 8,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year
  • About 50 percent of patients living with cerebral palsy require assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or walkers, for mobility
  • The cost of out-patient (not in-home) care is about $150/day and nearly $53,000/year

    Cerebral Palsy Support Groups

    Cerebral palsy support groups are gatherings in which persons with disabilities and/or family members share their experiences, challenges and advice regarding living with this debilitating condition. In these warm, comforting environments, members can learn from others while also receiving emotional support and encouragement. While a cerebral palsy support group may or may not be led by a therapist, meetings for these groups can take place at/on:

    • local churches
    • community centers
    • hospitals or doctors' offices
    • private residences
    • rehabilitation centers
    • online forums and chat rooms

    For more information about cerebral palsy support services, call (800) 646-6570.

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