Having a disability doesn’t make you immune to the typical health care needs that everyone experiences, but sometimes it can make it more complicated to access the preventative care you need to stay as healthy as possible. In the second installment of the What You Need to Know series, we intend to tackle preventative…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Preventative Care and Disability"
“Jumps and Jolts”: The Ups and Downs of Living with Spasticity
[Image description: A young woman with dark hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange blouse is seated and smiling at the camera.] It is a running joke in my family that I jerk involuntarily and freeze whenever there is too much stimulation around me, or if I’m anxious or stressed. This is…Read More of "“Jumps and Jolts”: The Ups and Downs of Living with Spasticity"
5 Things You May Not Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act
(Image Description: Photo of President George H. W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on the South Lawn of the White House. Evan Kemp and Justin Dart are in wheelchairs beside President Bush. Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino are standing behind President Bush.) Post by Nikita Aneja…Read More of "5 Things You May Not Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act"
UCP Interns Visit the White House
(Image description: Six women in their 20s posing at the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. Three of them have dark hair and three have light hair. Five are standing and one is in a wheelchair.) As a representative of United Cerebral Palsy’s National Office, I was able to attend the White…Read More of "UCP Interns Visit the White House"
“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art
“Storms are a constant in our life, but no matter what happens to us — our spirit will never be destroyed.” -Shane Michael Taylor Guest post by: Shane Michael Taylor As a nationwide release of my single and music video “Warrior Cowboy” is currently succeeding, you might be inclined to ask- how did he do it?…Read More of "“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art"
I’m Still Me: On Living, No Matter What Your Address Is
Guest post by Joanne Grana October 15, 2014. That was the day my life changed forever. That was the day I left the home I had lived in for 57 years. That was the day I moved into a facility. Moving to a facility was not my choice. I was hot lined by an…Read More of "I’m Still Me: On Living, No Matter What Your Address Is"
Help Bring Knowledge to the New CP Wiki– And Maybe Win Some Prizes
Through the months of June and July, The World Cerebral Palsy Initiative (WCPI) invites those from across the world to share their knowledge of cerebral palsy (CP) by posting to its new CP Wiki. The Wiki is an online knowledge base on CP and related topics for everyone: people with disabilities, parents, caretakers and medical professionals…Read More of "Help Bring Knowledge to the New CP Wiki– And Maybe Win Some Prizes"
Join us in March for #CerebralPalsyCan
March is National CP Awareness Month and partners have come together to help spread awareness. Join UCP and other partners by using the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan on social media!Read More of "Join us in March for #CerebralPalsyCan"
Study Focuses on Emergency Preparedness Among People with Disabilities
Jenny Marceron, PhD student at The George Washington University is researching how people with physical disabilities think about and prepare for disasters– both natural and human made. Learn more about her research, which means a lot– both professionally and personally and how to participate…Read More of "Study Focuses on Emergency Preparedness Among People with Disabilities"
Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
As the Northeast braces for what is forecast to be a historic blizzard, here are some general tips from Portlight Strategies for preparing for winter weather, and some specifically for people with disabilities…Read More of "Winter Storm Preparedness Tips"