A Valuable Lesson – Research is Key


When thinking of the future for a child with Cerebral Palsy or any disability, it can be scary. Daunting, even. A series of thoughts can go through one’s mind: denial, immediate future, long-term future, and maybe even thoughts of a cure. For Cerebral Palsy, there is no cure, although for people with Spastic Diplegia or…

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Melissa’s Journey


Melissa is one of our clients here at Breakthrough. She is an amazing, determined, and motivated woman who has inspired us since the day we met her. She wanted to share her story here and we thought you may find it inspiring too! We thank Melissa for her contribution and for sharing her unique point…

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Proof that Parents Need Support

Support Group

Just this month, an article came out about parent experiences in transitions for their child with Cerebral Palsy. I read through the article full of parent experiences when transitioning their child to developmental/rehab services. This article is specific to parents with children with Cerebral Palsy, however this can relate to all parents of special needs…

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Upcoming Research: Did You Save Your Child’s Umbilical Cord Blood?

Umbilical Cord

I am sure you’ve heard of the growing attention to the benefits of saving your child’s umbilical cord blood. If you haven’t, it would be a great idea to read up on it. One of the mothers that brings her daughter her weekly asked me about it and what I knew about it. So, I…

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Diagnosing Early: Why it’s Important?

“Cerebral palsy describes the most common physical disability in childhood and occurs in 1 in 500 live births. Historically, the diagnosis has been made between age 12 and 24 months but now can be made before 6 months’ corrected age.”* Recently, a systemic review came out published in JAMA Pediatrics (medical review journal) that studied…

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