Diseases & Conditions


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Cerebral Palsy


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

Disorder Subdivisions

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

Organizations related to Cerebral Palsy
  • Birth Defect Research for Children
    930 Woodcock Rd
    Orlando FL 32803
    Phone #: 407-895-0802
    800 #: --
    e-mail: staff@birthdefects.org
    Home page: http://www.birthdefects.org
  • Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
    500 Morris Ave
    Springfield NJ 07081
    Phone #: 973-379-2690
    800 #: 800-225-0292
    e-mail: info@crof.org
    Home page: http://www.crpf.org,
  • Easter Seals National Headquarters
    230 West Monroe Street
    Chicago IL 60606-4802
    Phone #: 312-726-6200
    800 #: 800-221-6827
    e-mail: info@easterseals.com
    Home page: http://www.easterseals.com
  • Let Them Hear Foundation
    1900 University Ave #101
    East Palo Alto CA 94303
    Phone #: 650-462-3143
    800 #: 877-735-2929
    e-mail: info@letthemhear.org
    Home page: http://www.letthemhear.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    31 Center Dr
    Bethesda MD 20892
    Phone #: 301-496-5133
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    31 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-2540
    Phone #: 301-496-5751
    800 #: 800-352-9424
    e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
  • New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
    811 East Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee WI 53202
    Phone #: 414-299-0124
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: horizons@new-horizons.org
    Home page: http://www.new-horizons.org
  • PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship
    260-3665 Kingsway
    British Columbia None V5R 5W2
    Phone #: 604--43-9-9566
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: inquiries@planinstitute.ca
    Home page: http://www.planinstitute.ca/?q=learnfromus/library
  • Pathways Awareness Foundation
    150 North Michigan Ave.,Ste.2100
    Chicago IL 60601
    Phone #: 312-893-6620
    800 #: 800-326-8154
    e-mail: friends@pathwaysawareness.org
    Home page: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org
  • UCP (United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.)
    1660 L Street NW
    Washington D.C. 20036-5602
    Phone #: 202-776-0406
    800 #: 800-872-5827
    e-mail: national@ucp.org
    Home page: http://www.ucp.org
  • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
    204 West 84th Street
    New York NY 10024
    Phone #: 212-875-8312
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
    Home page: http://www.wemove.org



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