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What do I need to know about caring for someone with cerebral palsy?

Someone with cerebral palsy needs to learn to be as independent as possible. If you are caring for someone with cerebral palsy, remain patient as they adapt to daily activities such as walking or dressing on their own. Someone with cerebral palsy may feel frustrated, so be sure to offer encouragement. Make sure to work with a doctor so that someone with cerebral palsy has access to the variety of treatments they may need.

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