Cerebral Palsy

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Disappointed 'Rude' David Cameron Didn't Meet Him

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was disappointed not to be met by David Cameron when he was invited to hand deliver a written plea for the NHS ...

Twin Dedicated To Guiding His Sister With Cerebral Palsy Through Life

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler with cerebral palsy is being guided through childhood by her twin brother. Millie Bea Hughes, two, from Staffordshire, has to rely on a walk...

Parents Thank Stranger For Kind Gesture To Son With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy were overwhelmed when a stranger secretly picked up their son's food bill at a restaurant. Paula and Chris Ki...

Speechless: A New Play That Gives Disabled People a Fresh Voice

Kate Caryer | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Caryer

I am a rude, pink-haired theatre lover, who also happens to have cerebral palsy and no speech. I use a communication aid to speak (think a punk Stephen Hawking), but the words that come out of my computer will quickly shatter any stereotypes you might have about disabled people...

Reflections on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Ed Green | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Ed Green

First, I've a personal interest to declare. My twin sister Jenny, who died nearly 20 years ago when we were 27, had cerebral palsy. It's been part of the fabric of my life as the non-disabled twin. I certainly wouldn't need an awareness month to bring it to my attention.

Mum Disappointed By David Cameron's Response To Son's NHS Funding Plea

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

David Cameron has responded to an 11-year-old boy's letter about why the NHS can't fund his rehabilitation treatment after having major surgery. Ben B...

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter To David Cameron Pleading For Treatment Funding

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with cerebral palsy has written a letter to David Cameron pleading for his help after the NHS pulled funding for his spinal surgery and aftercar...

How A Young Triathlete With Cerebral Palsy Is Inspiring Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who completed his first triathlon in 2015 is hoping to inspire other children with disabilities to take part i...

Being on the Cerebral Palsy Spectrum

Simon Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I have learnt to detest impairment labels. While I understand the importance of labels at the point of diagnosis, I have seen how impairments labels have recently been used by left wing activists to demand entitlement beyond need or understanding.

Top 11 Advantages to Parenting a Disabled Child

Rachel Wright | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Wright

Endless appointments show your importance has cranked up to fever pitch. You go to numerous therapies while having the pleasure of perfect strangers trampling through your home and checking you out. It's a lot like Big Brother but with less sleep.

Toddler With Cerebral Palsy's First Steps Captured In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler with cerebral palsy has taken his first steps after a life-changing operation helped him become able to toddle unaided. Sebastian Brokens...

Woman With Autism And Cerebral Palsy Stars On Running Magazine Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness enthusiast, who has autism and mild cerebral palsy, stars on the latest cover of Women's Running Magazine - and we have to say, she looks be...

What To Say To Someone With A Disability

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If, at some point in your existence, you met a person with a disability and didn't know what to say - read on. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation has re...

Student Comforts Deaf Man With Cerebral Palsy On Busy Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student has been hailed an internet hero after he was spotted comforting a disabled stranger on a busy bus. Godfrey Cuotto was photographed hold...

The sky Is the Limit

Catharine Seddon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Catharine Seddon

When you're told your child has a disability, no one comes to tell you about all the different therapies available and the different educational options - or to advise you which to pursue: it's up to you as a parent to find out.

Bailey Matthews: 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Wows Crowd And Completes Triathlon

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has proved his determination by completing his first ever triathlon. Bailey Matthews from Doncaster, Sout...

Nike Launches Flyease, Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For college sophomore Matthew Walzer, simply putting on his shoes was an impossible task. Lacking the dexterity to get his foot in and out of his shoe...

Teenager Answers Classmates Questions About Cerebral Palsy In Clever Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents

Tegan Vincent-Cooke is a 14-year-old girl from Bristol who has cerebral palsy. Being the only pupil with a disability at her school, she came to r...

Grief for a Living Child: A Taboo That Needs to Be Broken

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

It was the force of that grief, rather than the shock of Isobel's diagnosis, that I fought desperately to eject from myself. It took great strength to not let it blind me to the very beautiful little girl who had arrived with the potential to light up my life.

Disability Isn't a Weakness - It Should Be Seen as a Strength

RJ Mitte | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
RJ Mitte

I have cerebral palsy but I've never let it hold me back. Growing up, I was bullied but I quickly learnt not to back down... A bruise will heal, a cut will heal, but when you let someone take away who you are, it's more damaging than any broken bone and deeper than any cut. By standing up for myself, people no longer just saw my disability. It shouldn't define you. I just happen to have CP.

Having a Speech Impairment

Simon Stevens | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I think one of the most challenging parts of my cerebral palsy is having a speech impairment, because it challenges the people I meet everyday.

Don't forget the Spastics

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I am very aware that the majority of readers will find the term 'spastic' derogatory but the reason I used it was it attract you to this article about cerebral palsy. The term was once very acceptable and before 1994, Scope was called the Spastics Society.

My Friend Paints With His Eyes

Simon Stevens | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Patrick has this amazing new way to express himself, simply by directly moving the brush on the screen using just his eyes. The real bonus was that this is not just 'therapy' but he is actually a very good painter with his own unique style as his art describes a feeling or event.

Everyone Should Have a Voice

Simon Stevens | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For myself, having a voice and being able to communicate with others is not just a politically correct good thing but it is an important key and starting point to providing people with the ability to self-determined their lives, taking advantage of their rights, as well as their responsibilities.

Kavish, A Love Story from Prerna Khanna

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

Prerna Khanna is a friend of mine, a strong Indian woman. She wasn't always as strong but grew into her own through the birth of her son Kavish, a child with cerebral palsy. This is her story.