Can You Live a Normal Life With Cerebral Palsy?
While cerebral palsy can be a debilitating disorder, with the help of assistive devices there is hope for a relatively normal life. These devices can aid in everything from communication to mobility and have the potential to make an enormous impact on the life of a child with cerebral palsy.
With the help of assistive devices there is hope for a relatively normal life.
Does Cerebral Palsy Qualify for Disability?
Children from low-income families who have severe cerebral palsy diagnoses may qualify for SSI. In order to qualify, the child must have a severe motor dysfunction that causes either severe difficulty balancing, standing, walking, getting up from a seated position, or using their arms and legs effectively. If you are unsure if your child qualifies, we recommend contacting a birth disorders legal professional for a free consultation.
Depending on the type and severity of cerebral palsy, a child may be unable to go up or down the stairs, walk, or even move without assistance. In some cases, leg braces, wheelchairs, or canes may be required to get around.