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It is possible that the main title of the report Cerebral Palsy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Synonyms Back to top
- Cerebral Diplegia
- Infantile Cerebral Paralysis
- Little Disease
Disorder Subdivisions Back to top
- 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 Back to top
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 Back to top
WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
5731 Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
230 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606-4802
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
31 Center Dr
Building 31, Room 2A32
Bethesda, MD 20892
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
976 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Pathways Awareness Foundation
150 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Let Them Hear Foundation
1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship
Suite 260 - 3665 Kingsway
British Columbia, V5R 5W2
Child Neurology Foundation
2000 West 98th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
United Cerebral Palsy
1660 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Internet: http://www.ucp.org and www.mychildwithoutlimits.org
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