Useful web links in Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy. It includes approximately one hundred useful online resources from the book.
Tommy’s book is about living with CP. Tommy wrote it towards the end of high school.
CP-Achieve is a new Australian initiative which will, for the first time, address the health and social inequities of adolescents and young adults (10-30 years) with cerebral palsy (CP) – a growing population known to be significantly disadvantaged.
CanChild–Family Engagement in Research Certificate of Completion Program is for researchers (graduate students, research coordinators, investigators, clinician-researchers etc) and families (parents, siblings, grandparents) who have an interest in child neurodevelopmental research.
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement and a day to celebrate the lives of the 17 million people living with CP. The project was launched in 2012 by Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Australia) and United Cerebral Palsy (USA). They publish some excellent posters.
The CP Collaborative is a diverse and volunteer network of existing cerebral palsy related organizations who represent: individuals with CP, their families, caregivers, researchers, physicians and therapists.
Information on research and clinical trials collated by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Specifically for supporting/empowering families
ENVISAGE: ENabling VISions And Growing Expectations, is a series of online workshops developed in partnership by parents, clinicians and researchers across Canada and Australia. ENVISAGE aims to improve parents’ well-being and help them feel more competent, confident and empowered.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families program is an Australian initiative to support, empower and encourage mothers of a child with a disability to learn about, and create a healthy lifestyle that fosters their own health and well-being, alongside a healthy, happy family life.
Early PACT: Early Parenting Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an Australian programme.
Struggling with Serendipity was written by Cindy Kolbe about life following a car accident which left her 14 year old daughter Beth paralyzed. Beth later graduated from Harvard and represented the US at the Beijing Paralympics.
Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey was co-written by Brooke Ellison and her mom, and later adapted to movie, The Brooke Ellison Story, directed by Christopher Reeve.
Rising phoenix is a 2020 documentary film which tells the stories of nine Paralympians, and is available on Netflix.