Do you have a child with Cerebral Palsy and live in the Central Texas Area? An organization for you to consider when you are looking for resources on cerebral palsy is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope (CPATH). They work to promote awareness and provide support for families in the Central Texas area.
CPATH provides opportunities for families through its CPAL program to participate in fun social events, camps and networking opportunities. Children and their parents get a chance to socialize. Parents share information, experiences and challenges together and form bonds. One of the best ways for parents to find support is to connect with other families living similar lives.
Camp CPALs at Camp for All allows children to take part in camping activities. CPALs hosts children of all ages in a supportive and safe environment. The camp allows children to focus on learning what they CAN do instead of what they can't.
The CParents Program offers support and information to parents to help them find their way on this journey. CPALs helps families form friendships while providing information through meetings and guest speakers.
CPATH also hosts events for children and families to enjoy. Some of their events include a Halloween Trunk or Trunk, Holiday Party Celebration and a Play for All Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt.
Need help with expenses? CPATH has a grant program that was created to help provide financial help for people living with cerebral palsy. Grants can be awarded to individuals, families and care givers. When financial assistance is needed, help may be closer than you think. Grant applications can be submitted for medical equipment, therapy, camps and recreation as well as other items needed to help people with cerebral palsy. Visit their website for more information, support and activities in your area. And don’t forget to check out our page on Find Services, Groups and Events for other parent groups and resources.
As a parent to a child with special health care needs, we often must learn little tricks to get things done. Each month Marty shares some of the tips and tricks she has learned along the way.