Cerebral Palsy

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.

ATOS Bashing Is Just a Fad

Simon Stevens | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

ATOS bashing is a trend that masks a deep dislike and pity for disabled people as 'other' rather than included members of society, and simply adds fuel for the eugenics movement since if disabled people are naturally and automatically unemployable, what is the next logical conclusion?

Chris York

Cerebral Palsy Sufferer Told Her Disability 'Expected To Improve'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

A woman with cerebral palsy (CP) has been told she may lose her Employment Support Allowance as an ATOS assessment deemed her disability "would be exp...

Man Accused Of Murdering April Jones To Go On Trial Today

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

The man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones will go on trial on Monday, and the jury will be sworn in. Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 47...

Family To Release Balloons To Mark April Jones's Sixth Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

The family of April Jones will release pink balloons on Thursday to mark what would have been the missing girl’s sixth birthday. Friends and wel...

Police To End Search For April Jones Next Month

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

The search for missing April Jones is expected to end within weeks, police have said. The five-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, was abducted fro...

Thieves Steal Cerebral Palsy Girl's Walking Frame

PA | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been left unable to walk after "heartless" burglars stole her made-to-measure walking frame. Tyla Angui...

April Jones' Mother: 'I Can't Stop Crying'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

The mother of April Jones has posted an emotional appeal on the official Facebook page for the missing five-year-old saying she "can't stop crying." ...

'Please Come Home'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

The family of April Jones has released a picture of the missing toddler in front of last year's Christmas tree, along with a heartfelt plea for her re...

What a Little Girl Taught Me About Humanity

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

But when Isobel was finally diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at one year old, I found myself dealing with extraordinarily complex psychologies. Yes, I had a label; but it wasn't what I expected.

Well-Wishers Light Glowing Tributes For Missing April Jones

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Poignant tributes have been paid to the memory of missing five-year-old April Jones as Chinese lanterns were released into the night sky and Blackpool...

'Let's Light The Skies Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

The parents of missing schoolgirl April Jones have asked the British public to release pink balloons and lanterns into the sky to show support for the...

Mark Bridger Weeps During Court Appearance

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

Mark Bridger wept as he appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court on Monday, accused of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones. The...

Mark Bridger To Appear In Court Charged With Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

Mark Bridger, the 46-year-old accused of abducting and killing five-year-old schoolgirl April Jones is to appear in court on Monday charged with her m...

Mass Procession And Service Honoured Missing April Jones

PA | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects today as an emotional service took place for missing five-year-old April Jones. A procession of...

Hunt For April Jones Moves Into Fifth Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

The hunt for missing April Jones resumed on Saturday morning after searchers were stood down overnight due to atrocious weather. The decision offer...

'Check Your Gardens And Outbuildings'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

Police searching for missing five-year-old April Jones have appealed for residents in the area of Machynlleth, the Welsh village where the she was las...

Devoted Father Runs Triathlons Carrying Daughter With Cerebral Palsy ‘Because She Loves To Feel The Wind In Her Hair’ (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

A devoted father has completed a triathlon while carrying, biking and pulling his disabled teenage daughter. Rick Van Beek took part in Michigan's...

11-Year-Old Girl Wins Millions Medical Negligence Case

Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

A girl who suffered devastating injuries at birth is to receive compensation worth £10.8 million. The sum awarded to 11-year-old Milly Evans at Lo...