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Expert Discusses Benefits to Swimming with UCP

Thorpe-Headshot-20121-150x150United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) recently spoke with Dr. Deborah E. Thorpe, a physical therapist who is an Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Thorpe discussed the many psychological, physiological and other benefits that come with aquatic exercise in our Q/A interview. So get ready to take your family out for a swim– and click HERE to read more!

UCP’s Full Spectrum, July 2014 Issue

Full Spectrum JPG 2Check out news, updates, blog posts and more in our latest edition of UCP’s Full Spectrum! Read about travel tips, aquatic exercise, public policy updates, Steptember and more by clicking HERE!

Autistic Traits Found in Parents of Children with Autism

autismResearch from investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of California, Davis and the Harvard School of Public Health is connecting autistic traits in parents to diagnoses of autism in their children. The researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than are parents who do not have a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Click HERE to read more.