Can you live a normal life with cerebral palsy?
While CP 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 CP.
with the help of assistive devices there is hope for a relatively normal life
Does cerebral palsy qualify for disability?
For children from low-income families and with a severe CP diagnosis, SSI is a possibility. 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 legal professional for free guidance.
Depending on the type of cerebral palsy and the degree of CP, living with cerebral palsy can mean not having the ability to go up or down the stairs, walk, or even move. In some cases, leg braces or a cane may be required to get around.