Cerebral Palsy

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It is possible that the main title of the report Cerebral Palsy is not the name you expected.

Disorder Subdivisions

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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.

Supporting Organizations

Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.

976 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814
USA
Tel: (407)895-0802
Email: staff@birthdefects.org
Website: http://www.birthdefects.org

Child Neurology Foundation

201 Chicago Ave, #200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
USA
Tel: (952)641-6100
Fax: (952)881-6276
Tel: (877)263-5430
Email: jstone@childneurologyfoundation.org
Website: http://www.childneurologyfoundation.org

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 7078
USA
Tel: (973)379-2690
Fax: (973)912-9433
Tel: (800)225-0292
Email: prc@ChristopherReeve.org
Website: http://www.christopherreeve.org

Easter Seals

230 W. Monroe St.
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606-4802
Tel: (312)726-6200
Fax: (312)726-1494
Tel: (800)221-6827
Email: info@easterseals.com
Website: http://www.easterseals.com

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Let Them Hear Foundation

1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (650)462-3174
Fax: (650)462-3144
Email: info@letthemhear.org
Website: http://www.letthemhear.org

March of Dimes

1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Email: AskUs@marchofdimes.org or preguntas@nacersano.org
Website: http://www.marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

31 Center Dr
Building 31, Room 2A32
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: (866)760-5947
Tel: (800)370-2943
Email: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
Website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.

811 East Wisconsin Ave
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
USA
Tel: (414)299-0124
Fax: (414)347-1977
Email: horizons@new-horizons.org
Website: http://www.new-horizons.org

PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship

Suite 260 - 3665 Kingsway
Vancouver
British Columbia, V5R 5W2
Canada
Tel: 6044399566
Fax: 6044397001
Email: inquiries@planinstitute.ca
Website: http://www.planinstitute.ca/?q=learnfromus/library

Pathways Awareness Foundation

150 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Tel: (847)510-5633
Tel: (800)955-2445
Email: friends@pathways.org
Website: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org

United Cerebral Palsy

1825 K Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)776-0414
Tel: (800)872-5827
Email: info@ucp.org
Website: http://www.ucp.org and www.mychildwithoutlimits.org

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Last Updated:  2/12/2008
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