Death of 9-year-old girl prompts policy changes at DCYF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The death of a 9 year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was under the care of a single mother with seven other special needs foster children is prompting reforms at Rhode...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has added cerebral palsy to a list of conditions for which people can register to use medical marijuana.
The Latest on Walmart's handling of store greeters with disabilities (all times local):
At least two Walmart store greeters with cerebral palsy have accepted new roles at...
Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried
As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles...
High school manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalry aside during their last regular season game so a student team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of...
Wrestler with cerebral palsy gets a triumphant win by pin
LIVINGSTON, Mich. (AP) — Kanton DeClercq was helped out of his wheelchair and taken to the circle in the center of the wrestling mat.
When the referee's whistle blew, the fifth-grader from...
Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution
A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for...
Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job
Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a...
Disabled Venezuelans reach new heights through dance
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic.
But now the young Venezuelan dancer is pursuing her lifelong passion in a wheelchair — and hoping to put her career back on track — thanks to a contemporary dance company that is helping disabled people perform.
Syracuse recruit has feel-good announcement
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Cooper Dawson finally decided which college he would sign with, the senior defensive lineman from South Carolina let his friend Kingsley Feinman make the announcement.
It was a moment to remember because Feinman was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
Wisconsin man creating app to help disabled people travel
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair is creating an app he hopes will make traveling more accessible for those with disabilities.
Study: Can power training help kids with CP walk better?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers in New Orleans and Seattle have a five-year federal grant to study whether muscle power training can help children with cerebral palsy walk better.
Lead researcher Noelle Moreau of Louisiana State University says therapists in each city will train 24 children who already can walk.
Mother charged with sex trafficking disabled teen daughter
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother has been charged with accepting money and cocaine in exchange for letting men sexually assault her 14-year-old daughter who authorities say has cerebral palsy and the mental capacity of a 2- to 3-year-old.
BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Walmart is praising a cashier who painted a disabled woman's fingernails after a salon turned her away because her hands shake from cerebral palsy.
Ebony Harris skipped her break during a recent shift at a Walmart in Burton, Michigan, to help Angela Peters. The women know each other because Peters often shops at the Walmart store.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a man's life prison sentence in the death of an Oklahoma man who had cerebral palsy and delayed cognitive reasoning.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Tuesday affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of 45-year old James Jones, who was convicted in Tulsa County of the June 21, 2015, death of 27-year-old Chazz Holly of Talala.
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man with cerebral palsy has gotten his wheelchair back the day after it disappeared from his home.
James Norris reported his wheelchair stolen Wednesday night after it was taken from where it was charging outside his home in Malden.
Norris says the motorized wheelchair allowed him to get around independently, and without it he had to rely on his parents and a manual wheelchair.
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.
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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Mikayla Fauss had lived nearly all of her 14 years feeling burdened by cerebral palsy. It was a weight on her, impeding her movement and preventing her from doing what she most wanted to do: run.
But an apparently successful and life-changing surgery in December has relieved much of the spasticity in her body's lower half, allowing her to chase her dream in her very first race during the Joplin Memorial Run later this month.
Girl Scout Gives Little Boy With Cerebral Palsy A Chance To Swing
DALLAS — A little boy with cerebral palsy will soon get to swing at his neighborhood park just like the other kids thanks to a local Girl Scout.
Chase Cunningham, 3, who is turning 4 on Monday, can’t support himself on a regular swing due to his condition, which he developed at birth due to a lack of oxygen to his brain.
Electrical brain stimulation could benefit children with cerebral palsy, U study finds
Every so often, Hadley Lucca will spend hours in front of her bedroom mirror, struggling to put on earrings or pull her long, golden locks back into ponytails.
For Lucca, 11, activities that other girls her age take for granted can sometimes seem insurmountable. As an infant, Lucca survived a stroke that resulted in hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy in which one side of the body is significantly weaker than the other.
Family: Woman kills disabled granddaughter, then self
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A family in Kentucky says a woman fatally shot her disabled granddaughter and then killed herself.
Samantha Castillo tells WAVE-TV that her 14-year-old daughter Aurelia, who had cerebral palsy, was killed by her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, who then killed herself.
After Leola Howell and her 4-year-old daughter became homeless last May, they stayed on Howell’s friends’ couches for eight months fruitlessly looking for a subsidized handicap-accessible housing unit of their own.
Howell, who is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy, hadn’t slept in a bed in months and her daughter, Rylee, was struggling at her Pre-K school. It was time to for a last resort: a homeless shelter.
Michael Gilgan, 16, of Laguna Beach, Calif., is a social media influencer with accounts on Instagram, Flipagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook.
He recently achieved 800,000 followers — and counting — on Instagram, and now he's making a local Herscher High School student's wish come true by taking her to winter ball at 7 p.m. today at the Herscher Legion Community Center.
TYNGSBORO -- Last year, Tyngsboro Elementary School student Meera Nair contributed to a larger campaign called "Just Say Hi" by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF). Through a short video uploaded to the Internet, the 11-year-old Tyngsboro resident with cerebral palsy had a powerful message that encouraged others to say hello to those they meet with a disability.
Mom, son with cerebral palsy graduate university together
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It happened 30 years ago, but the memory still stings.
"Go home, damn Yankee!" a classmate at Gallatin High School wrote in her yearbook when Trishia Warrick graduated.
Warrick and her family moved to Sumner County from Michigan when she was in eighth grade, and students treated her as an outsider from "up North" until she went to college.
Woman charged with neglecting son with cerebral palsy
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is charged with felony neglect after authorities say her 8-year-old son with cerebral palsy went unfed and wasn't given his medication.
WFTS-TV reports 39-year-old Linda Courter was arrested Thursday after child protective investigators removed three children from her care earlier this month.
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Cerebral palsy isn’t stopping LU grad from dream job in pro sports
Each time Jamarcus Corks fills out a job application, he must check the box that labels him as disabled.
Corks, born with cerebral palsy, hopes his disability won't hinder him from pursuing his post-college aspirations.
He wants to be an equipment manager for a sports team.
Corks, 23, graduated from Lamar
University earlier this month and recently started his job search. Like most recent grads, he's excited and nervous about what lies ahead.
Immigrant girl with cerebral palsy released, now with family
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
The American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Rosa Maria Hernandez was returned to her family Friday. Her parents brought her into the U.S. from Mexico in 2007, when she was a toddler, and they live in the Texas border city of Laredo.
10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
The ACLU and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Rosa Maria Hernandez was returned Friday afternoon to her family. Her parents brought her into the U.S. from Mexico in 2007, when she was a toddler, and they live in the Texas border city of Laredo.
Suit seeks release of immigrant girl detained after surgery
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday to demand that it release a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy detained by Border Patrol agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
Center provides horse therapy to people with disabilities
HABERSON, Del. (AP) — Alyssa Hudson's face was filled with joy before she even mounted the saddle.
But after she was atop Portrait, the dark bay horse that was hers for the morning, she was glowing with delight.
The 15-year-old teen from Millsboro has cerebral palsy, and this is more than just a fun weekend experience she's been taking part in for a decade — it's a form of therapy.
Immigrant child with cerebral palsy detained after surgery
HOUSTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas for emergency gallbladder surgery, a family lawyer said Thursday.
Immigration advocates are protesting Rosa Maria Hernandez's case and say Border Patrol should show more discretion in the cases of sick children who are in the U.S. illegally but need medical treatment.
Man pleads guilty to sucker-punching disabled person
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who was caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a Pennsylvania store has pleaded guilty to simple assault.
Twenty-nine-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. of Georgetown, Delaware, entered his plea Monday. The May 10 attack outside a West Chester convenience store was recorded by the store's surveillance camera and showed Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning.
Trial set in case of sucker punch of man with cerebral palsy
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of having sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking him is scheduled for trial Monday after the apparent collapse of a plea deal.
Twenty-nine-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. was expected to enter guilty pleas to simple assault and flight to avoid apprehension in the May 10 assault outside a West Chester convenience store that was caught on surveillance video.
Police say woman falsely accused co-worker of sex abuse
COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a United Cerebral Palsy employee falsely reported that her co-worker, whom she previously dated, had sexually abused a resident at a home for the vulnerable on Long Island.
Fifth-three-year-old Judy Campbell, of Amityville, was arrested Wednesday on charges of falsely reporting an incident. Information on her lawyer wasn't immediately available.
Austin mom charged with neglect causing disabled son’s death
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say an Austin woman is accused of neglecting her 26-year-old son afflicted with cerebral palsy, leading to his death.
Erica Yanet Flores is being held in the Travis County Jail under $75,000 bond on a charge of injury to a disabled individual by omission.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — While growing up in Harris County, Jarret Buice was teased because of what cerebral palsy prevented him from doing. Now this 33-year-old Fortson resident motivates able-bodied folks because of what he does despite the congenital brain abnormality that impairs his movement and muscle control.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking him is headed to trial.
Barry Robert Baker Jr. was in the West Chester district court for less than five minutes Tuesday in agreeing to head straight to trial on charges he punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking the way he walked. The incident was caught on a convenience store's surveillance camera.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy was expected in court.
Tuesday's preliminary hearing will determine whether 29-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr., of Coatesville, must stand trial on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an attack police say was captured on a convenience store's surveillance cameras.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of a videotaped attack on a man with cerebral palsy is now also facing charges he hid from authorities in a hotel room rented under another name.
Prosecutors said Friday they've charged 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr., of Georgetown, Delaware, with flight to avoid apprehension during a two-week manhunt.
SPRING HOPE, N.C. (AP) — One local woman has turned the challenges of her life into a way to serve others.
Spring Hope native Jesse Sykes, 26, graduated last month from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a master's degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health. Her master's thesis dealt with the impact of cerebral-palsy on care-givers during the transition from adolescent to adulthood.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — George Bradley refused to take no for an answer.
Instead of letting his physical limitations stop his competitive drive — which others wanted him to do — he found a life-long competitive outlet and place for fellowship as a young man in weightlifting. Now 60 years old, Bradley is lifting with some of the best.
Kansas high-schoolers help toddlers with immobility
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 10 high school students from the Wichita area have been retrofitting toy ride-on cars for children with disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and dystonia.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. (AP) — A beaming Tyler Neitz clutched the hand of Logan Leiby when he stopped at his Hummels Wharf home for a visit early Saturday evening.
It was a similar gesture the friends shared a few days earlier when Leiby, a junior at Selinsgrove High School, escorted Neitz to his high school commencement and sat with him throughout the ceremony.
"It's like a security blanket, holding hands, because he tenses up," said Leiby.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities have arrested a man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
The Chester County sheriff's office says 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr. was arrested Monday in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township. The court docket lists Baker's hometown as Georgetown, Delaware.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Legal problems are mounting for a Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the bench warrant for 29-year-old Barry Baker for violating parole and failing to appear for a separate domestic relations matter Thursday.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Police in West Chester are charging 29-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. of Coatesville with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an attack captured on the store's security cameras .
Madison author overcomes physical limitations to achieve his dreams
For 11 hours a day Steve Salmon secludes himself in his office, decorated as a shrine to the Green Bay Packers, to work alone — save for the company of his sweet-tempered cat Lindy.
Most people wouldn’t find such long hours ideal, but for Salmon, it means getting one step closer to his dream of becoming a well-known author.
“Someday people will know me,” he said at his home in April.