More than 760,000 individuals in America currently live with cerebral palsy (CP), with approximately 1,200 to 1,500 school-aged children being diagnosed with the disability each year. Until recently, few colleges in the country offered inclusive programs tailored to the individual needs of this population, but all that has started to change as more and more schools roll out specialized offerings.
Finding a school that is inclusive and caters to the individual needs of students with cerebral palsy is key to having an enjoyable and useful college experience. While there is certainly no rule that disallows this student population from attending college, some schools are doing more to ensure students with cerebral palsy have quality programs from which to choose.
The following guide offers guidance on some of the programs that are changing the face of education for students with cerebral palsy, it and also includes helpful details about financial aid resources and support mechanisms:
This is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Their team was created to provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.
The site offers information on:
Things to Know About Cerebral Palsy
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Is CP a Disease?
Is There a Cure for Cerebral Palsy?
What Are the Types of Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Atheoid Cerebral Palsy
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Mixed Cerebral Palsy
What Are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?
How is CP Diagnosed?
Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?
What Are the Treatment Options for CP?
What Medications Help Treat Cerebral Palsy?
Is Surgery an Option?
What Therapies Are Available for CP?
What Is The Life Expectancy For A Child With CP?
How Do I Know If My Child’s Cerebral Palsy Was Caused By Medical Malpractice?