Are you the parent, guardian or caregiver of a child that has been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy? Are you looking for resources to help your child live a Life Without Limits? The first few years of parenting a child with cerebral palsy can be the most challenging, frightening and lonely. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC) was founded in 1954 by a group of parents wanting to assist their children living with cerebral palsy to reach their maximum potential, and we have the same goals today: To help strengthen our community of families, and to develop the best services and supports to ease the burden and stress that can be associated with caring for a child living with cerebral palsy. As a provider of services, resources and support for parents and families impacted by cerebral palsy, we are Here to Help.
As our members know, these free programs and services do help those living with CP and other disabilities realize their maximum potential. But, there are still many families living across the province that are unaware of our association and how we can help them. The goal of this campaign is to reach parents with children recently diagnosed with CP to increase our engagement and membership. We all know that power is in numbers and we want to be the strongest possible organization we can be. This is where we need the help of our large membership. We ask that if you know of a family where a child has been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, to please pass along the Here to Help information and encourage them to join the CPABC.
The Here to Help campaign also includes outreach to doctor’s offices across BC to reach families in smaller, more remote communities. We have also created a new page on our website. It can be found under “First Diagnosis” on the menu and the page introduces prospective members to our programs and services.
CPABC strives to create a Life Without Limits for those living with CP and other disabilities. If you know parents, guardians or caregivers that have a child who has been recently diagnosed with CP, please reach out to them to let them know that we are Here to Help.