What is the Cerebral Palsy Foundation?
palsy is a horrible affliction that limits the mobility
of its victims and destroys quality of life. The United
Cerebral Palsy Foundation was created to enhance the
independence and yield of people stricken with cerebral
The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation was
created in 1949 and is of the largest health related
organization in the United States today. The organization is
dedicated to the idea of inclusion of all cerebral palsy
patients in all aspects of social and work related life.
For over a half century the institution
has brought normality into the lives of people who would not
have the chance of equality before its existence.
Based in Washington D.C., the Cerebral Palsy Foundation
provides services such as legal aid in discrimination suits and
non-compliance to the federal and state guidelines. The
institution either supplies direct legal service or provides
help through a network of legal organization designed with
advocacy as their mission statement. Many landmark cases that
define the legal rights of the disabled have crossed the desks
of these legal sponsorship programs. The support ranges from
direct attorney involvement to literature designed for guidance
of self-advocacy. The decisions made from these court hearings
have greatly improved the quality of life for many CP disabled
Technological assistance and other supportive programs are
also defined within the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Assistance
with limb adaptation equipment such as walkers and wheel chairs
is provided at minimum to no cost. Physical and occupational
therapy is made available in instances of patients having no
insurance or the therapy is not covered by the insurance. In
addition to technological assistance, social aid is generated
in intervention programs and family support systems. The
organization creates reports that provide information to the
general public of the nature of cerebral palsy and precautions
for expecting parents to help prevent the disease from
affecting their soon to be new born child.
Donations are always appreciated and those who wish to get
involved in the prevention and cure of cerebral palsy can do so
by contacting your local United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Sponsorships, monetary gifts, monthly pledges, and volunteerism
will change the life of many people who do not have the choice
but to live with their disability.