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New Device Helping Infants with Disabilities Learn to Crawl

Image Description: New device helping infants with disabilitiesThe SIPPC (Self-Initiated Prone Progressive Crawler) is currently being used by doctors to understand brain patterns associated with movement to analyze how infants go about their decision-making process. The NSF-funded trial should be completed by the end of the year. Doctors continue to refine the design and apply it for children with various disabilities, including those who are visually-impaired. READ MORE.

What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?

Image Description: Young man, who happens to be in a wheelchair, ice skatingWhen it comes to paying for wheelchairs and other equipment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses a program called ‘competitive bidding’.  Over the years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has worked with the disability community to ensure that the competitive bidding process does not restrict reimbursement of the equipment necessary to live daily life with a disability. But a recent development has come up– and could drastically limit the payment for and access to much-needed tools and technology. Learn what YOU CAN DO

Study on Enteral Feedings and Family Mealtime Routines

Creighton University logoMarion Russell, a pediatric occupational therapist and doctoral student at Creighton University, is conducting research on the experiences of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy who use g-tube feedings. In short– the research is looking at how enteral feeding affects a family’s mealtime routines. Click HERE to become involved and learn more. It involves a survey that will likely take 5-10 minutes to complete.