Legal and Support Resources in Philadelphia for Erb's Palsy and Cerebral Palsy
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Legal Resources in Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ
Anapol Schwartz has two convenient locations to serve you in Philadelphia and in New Jersey.
1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1040 Kings Hwy N
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
MalpracticeBrachial Plexus Resources (same as Erbs Palsy)
The Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation
210 Spring Haven Circle
Royersford, PA 19468
The Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation (BPPF) works toward educating child bearing parents about the prevention of shoulder dystocia during child birth and provides supportive resources for parents of children with brachial plexus injuries as well as a chat forum to share experiences, in person events, and nurturing opportunities.
This site was created by a parent of a child with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury to educate other parents of children who suffer from Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury (OBPI). It's a mix of resources and heartbreaking testimonial of what happens and why it happens. The site also provides a primer as to what every pregnant mother and her husband or partner needs to know to prevent OBPI.
United Cerebral Palsy Association Recreation Department
102 E Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, Pa 19118
CONTACT: Lyllian Melendez
Philadelphia recreational resource guide for people with disabilities to access leisure activities such as education, enrichment, religious, parks and recreation, therapeutic sports and fitness, transportation options, and senior centers
Brain Injury Support Group
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Six Franklin Plaza
Philadelphia, Pa 19102
Magee is to the nation's first accredited brain injury rehabilitation program with inpatient and out patient services devoted to providing lifetime wellness and rehabilitation programs.
Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports
Contact: Isabelle Bohn
4 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Fax: (215) 765-4504
The Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports promotes numerous adapted recreation and sport opportunities for persons with physical and neurological disabilities.
Little Wonders Child Growth & Development Center, Inc.
Where Every Child Smiles!
Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center
100 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Little Wonders Child Growth & Development Center, Inc.™ offers Pediatric Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, along with Therapeutically-based group activities and classes (Adaptive Sports Classes, Therapeutic Playgroups, Specialized Handwriting Classes, Dance, Music and many more).
Therapeutics Horseback Riding, Inc.
190 Line Rd.
R.D. #4, Box 114
Malvern, Pa 19355
CONTACT: Dottie Heffner
Therapeutics horseback riding for people with disabilities in order to promote well being of people with special needs
American Dance Wheels
Contact: Melinda Kremer or Ray Leight
PO Box 88
Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
Let's dance! American Dance Wheels is an artistic organization that trains people with disabilities and their able-bodied partners or friends and physical therapists the delightful art of wheelchair ballroom dancing like the fox trot and cha, cha, cha for leisure or competition.
Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA)
Contact: Bob Buck - Executive Director
2015 Amherst Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18105-5606
Fax: (610) 867-9295
The Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA) organizes amputee golfing events and learn to golf clinics for physically challenged people and provides communication opportunities between members. EAGA also assists NAGA (National Amputee Golf Association) in conducting seminars for rehabilitation, parks and recreation, and golf professionals.
Clarks Summit, PA
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411
TTY: (570) 348-1240
Allied Services is Northeastern Pennsylvania's largest and most diverse provider of health and human service care to people with disabilities and the elderly. Allied Services offers athletic and recreational activities through wheelchair sports teams and outdoor adventure programs.
American Society for Deaf Children
P.O. Box 3355
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
(800) 942-ASDC - Parent Hotline
TTY: (717) 334-7922
Fax: (717) 334-8808
American Society of Deaf Children is a national, independent non-profit organization that provides support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Healing Center On-Line
P.O. Box 56
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania 15044
The Healing Center On offers a creative opportunity to explore medicine and healing for the treatment of brain injured children as well as networking opportunities.
National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities®
747 Dresher Road, Suite 500
P.O. Box 980
Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044
TTY: (215) 658-0938
Fax: (215) 784-9639
LRP's 2008 National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® conference brings together top experts in special education to prepare for legal challenges plus an overview of significant special education court cases and critical updates on complying with the law and regulations.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
124 Washington Square
2570 Boulevard of the Generals
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19403
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year-round training and competition in 23 Olympic-type sports to over 27,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities.
The Children's Institute
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
The Children's Institute is dedicated to seeing that children with special needs achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education, and special programs for mind and body.
Slippery Rock, PA
National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities
Robert W Arnhold, Ph.D.
Slippery Rock University Department of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Room 15 Stoner Instructional Complex
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057
The National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities promotes research, advocacy, and program delivery for physical education and therapeutic recreation for people with special needs.
American Wheelchair Archers (no Web site)
Road 2, Box 2043
West Sunbury, Pennsylvania 16061
Fax: (612) 533-9188
Wheelchair archery for people with disabilities
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Disability and Health Program
The Disability and Health program at CDC funds states and universities to study how people with disabilities can live healthy lives. The site also supports information centers on various aspects of disability and health.
Closing the Gap: A National Blueprint to Improve the Health of Persons with Mental Retardation
People with mental retardation may face extra problems in staying healthy and in finding the right health services when they are sick. The official report, Closing the Gap: A National Blueprint to Improve the Health of Persons with Mental Retardation, identifies problems and proposing solutions to improve the health of people with mental retardation. The report includes health promotion and community environments, knowledge and understanding, quality of health care, training health care providers, health care financing, and sources of health care.
Cure Our Children – Sports Programs
Sports and physical activity is vital to good health and well being. This page is all about numerous sport activities for people with disabilities and how to organize such programs.
Follow-Up Study of Children with Developmental Disabilities (CDC)
In the mid-1980s, CDC conducted the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Study (MADDS), a study of cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hearing loss, mental retardation, and vision impairment in 10-year-old children living in metropolitan Atlanta. A comparison group of children who did not have any disabilities also took part in the study. The Follow-Up Study contacted many of the original study participants when they were young adults. CDC has started analyzing the information collected in the Follow-Up Study and will be looking at such issues as obesity, pain, and use of health services among young adults with disabilities as well as what environmental factors.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
NCPAD has information about physical activity for people with disabilities such as getting started with an exercise program, building user-friendly playgrounds that all children can use, finding summer camps, monthly newsletter, and adapting games and sports so that everyone can take part.
National Council for Support of Disability Issues (NCSD)
National Council for Support of Disability Issues helps advance public attitudes, awareness, and overall success of people with all types of disabilities.
National Women's Health Information Center: Women with Disabilities
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 26 million American women live with disabilities. This site is devoted to information and resources for women with disabilities by covering many topics, including access to health care and breast health services, reproductive health, parenting, and special issues affecting older women.
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