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Assistive Devices: Positioning Aids (Slideshow)

Kids with special needs have many options when it comes to supportive seats. View this slideshow to see what's available.

Assistive Devices: Walking and Mobility (Slideshow)

Kids who have trouble walking have many options when it comes to getting around. View the slideshow below to learn more.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Caring for a Seriously Ill Child

Taking care of a chronically ill child is one of the most draining and difficult tasks a parent can face. But support groups, social workers, and family friends often can help.

Caring for Your Child With CP: Ages 6–12

If you have a school-age child with cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Caring for Your Child With CP: Birth to Age 5

If your child has cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Caring for Your Teen With CP: Age 13 and Up

If your teen has cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to determine what programs and services might be needed as your teen nears adulthood.

Cerebral Palsy: A Parent's Guide (Video)

Are you raising a child with cerebral palsy? This guide offers advice, resources, and support so that you can help your child reach his or her full potential.

Financial Planning for Kids With Disabilities

These steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.

Finding Respite Care

Finding that perfect person to care for your child can be a challenge. These resources can help.