Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally.
Cerebral Palsy is a group of conditions usually caused by brain injury at birth that result in limited or abnormal functioning in parts of the brain that control movement. People with Cerebral Palsy primarily have difficulties with muscular coordination. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with Cerebral Palsy and refer to links for other specific disabilities on the left sidebar
United Cerebral Palsy www.mychildwithoutlimits.org - provides information and resources on early intervention, treatment options , education planning and family support.
ASPIRE www.aspirewny.org - formerly named UCPA, has served children and adults with cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, autism and other neurological impairments developmental disabilities since 1947. They offer a variety of support and services.
Niagara UCPA www.ucpaofniagara.com - provides clinical, educational, residential and vocational services.
RespiteCareCenter UCP of WNY - 2310 N Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068-1224, 688-0876
Fact Sheet http://www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/CerebralPalsy.aspx
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.