Here are some helpful links to agencies, organizations and documents addressing issues related to cerebral palsy for both consumers and professionals.

Consumer/Medical Information

California Children’s Services
California Regional Centers
Reaching for the Stars
Stem Cell Research Fact Sheet
Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities at UCLA
UCLA Intervention Program
United Cerebral Palsy
CP Alliance The Australia-based organization funds cerebral palsy research in Australia and overseas through their Research Foundation. They also share the results of recently published research in the management and prevention of cerebral palsy
The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine is over 1,100 health professionals dedicated to providing multidisciplinary scientific education and promoting excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities
Cerebral Palsy Foundation CPF is the largest non-government funder of cerebral palsy research in the United States. It collaborates with scientists and researchers throughout the world in cerebral palsy and shares the work with others so that it may have the greatest impact
Red Star Riders This non-profit organization was founded by pediatric physical therapists to help create mobility and independence for physically and developmentally challenged children in the greater Los Angeles area
CPNow, is a consumer organization that offers a free “CP Toolkit”, and an informational booklet for parents or loved ones of children with cerebral palsy.

 Recreation/Fitness Resources

Adaptive Tricycles
A brief guide of features and considerations for children with CP
 casacolina Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures – a program that focuses on empowering people with disabilities by creating opportunities through challenging and exciting activities
Exercise and Recreation Resources in the Los Angeles area
 IFC Inclusive Fitness Coalition – a cross-section of the disability rights, sports, health/fitness and civil rights communities dedicated to promoting equitable access to, and safe use of, fitness and recreational equipment, facilities, and programs
 NHCpad National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability – links to ongoing program fitness and exercise initiatives across the nation. Includes items on health promotion and nutrition, research and videos of adaptive sports, recreation and access
Special Olympics
US Adaptive Recreation Center
UCLA Adaptive Recreation Program
Angel City Sports


– jeans for children and adults with physical disabilities, also offers tailoring services to adapt clothing to individual physical needs
Adaptive Mall
 – a catalogue of adaptive cycles and other equipment for people with disabilities
hatchbacks Hatchbacks – specialized sneakers and shoes for children that are easier to put on and take off, with or without AFOs
 keepingpace Keeping Pace/Advanced Orthotic Design – shoes for children and adults with AFOs or adaptive footwear

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