How to Help Your Child with Cerebral Palsy Live Independently in New York

As a parent, you naturally want to help your child reach his or her maximum potential. That is no less true for parents of children with cerebral palsy than it is for parents of other children. While there is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, you are not powerless. You, like all parents, are your child's best teacher and advocate. It is you who can make a difference in your child's life.

The question becomes how. How can you help your child to reach his or her maximum potential and possibly even to live independently as an adult?

Our New York birth injury lawyers recommend that you:
  • Arrange for comprehensive care as soon as possible. The earlier your child starts treatment for cerebral palsy, the better. Often, care will start when your child is a baby and continue throughout your child's life. For example, your child may benefit from the expertise of doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists and special educators.
  • Stay informed about new treatments and technologies. While cerebral palsy is currently incurable, research is continuous and it is important to stay up to date on new treatments and technologies that may help your child in the future.
  • Parent as you would for any other child. While no parent is flawless, strive to be patient and loving with your child. Have fun and zealously advocate for your child's needs. Know when to ask for help.

If our experienced New York birth injury attorneys can be of assistance to you and help you fight for the resources that you need to help your child now and in the future, please don't hesitate to call us for a free consultation. Call 1-800-PAGAN-911 to speak with a compassionate New York birth injury lawyer who is committed to helping you help your child.

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