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    Cerebral Palsy

    Important
    It is possible that the main title of the report Cerebral Palsy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Synonyms

    • Cerebral Diplegia
    • CP
    • Infantile Cerebral Paralysis
    • Little Disease
    • Palsy

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Spastic Cerebral Palsy
    • Hemiplegia of Cerebral Palsy
    • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
    • Postnatal Cerebral Palsy
    • Congenital Cerebral Palsy
    • Hemiparesis of Cerebral Palsy
    • Ataxia Cerebral Palsy
    • Diplegia of Cerebral Palsy
    • Quadriplegia of Cerebral Palsy
    • Quadriparesis of Cerebral Palsy

    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.

    Resources

    WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
    5731 Mosholu Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10471
    USA
    Tel: (347)843-6132
    Fax: (718)601-5112
    Email: wemove@wemove.org
    Internet: http://www.wemove.org

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Tel: (914)997-4488
    Fax: (914)997-4763
    Tel: (888)663-4637
    Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

    Easter Seals
    230 W. Monroe St.
    Suite 1800
    Chicago, IL 60606-4802
    Tel: (312)726-6200
    Fax: (312)726-1494
    Tel: (800)221-6827
    TDD: (312)726-4258
    Email: info@easterseals.com
    Internet: http://www.easterseals.com

    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
    TDD: (301)468-5981
    Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

    NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    31 Center Dr
    Building 31, Room 2A32
    MSC2425
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    Fax: (866)760-5947
    Tel: (800)370-2943
    TDD: (888)320-6942
    Email: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov
    Internet: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

    Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
    976 Lake Baldwin Lane
    Orlando, FL 32814
    USA
    Tel: (407)895-0802
    Email: staff@birthdefects.org
    Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org

    Pathways Awareness Foundation
    2591 Compass Rd
    Suite 100
    Glenview, IL 60026
    USA
    Tel: (847)510-5633
    Tel: (800)955-2445
    Email: friends@pathwaysawareness.org
    Internet: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org

    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
    636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
    Short Hills, NJ 07078
    USA
    Tel: (973)379-2690
    Fax: (973)912-9433
    Tel: (800)225-0292
    Email: prc@ChristopherReeve.org
    Internet: http://www.christopherreeve.org

    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
    Internet: http://www.new-horizons.org

    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
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: 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
    Internet: http://www.letthemhear.org

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

    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
    Internet: http://www.childneurologyfoundation.org

    United Cerebral Palsy
    1660 L Street NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: (202)776-0406
    Fax: (202)776-0414
    Tel: (800)872-5827
    Email: info@ucp.org
    Internet: http://www.ucp.org and www.mychildwithoutlimits.org

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 2/12/2008
    Copyright 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2008 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

    WebMD Medical Reference from the National Organization for Rare Disorders

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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