Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of children with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
Our information is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.
Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited. Articles are then medically reviewed and edited by a Board Certified Pediatrician or Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Legal-related articles are written by an experienced birth injury attorney. Learn more about our editorial guidelines.
We are sponsored by Wharton Law Firm–a national firm specializing in cerebral palsy and birth injury cases.
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Cerebral Palsy Guidance Team of Experts
Robert Wharton, Esquire – Head of Legal Department
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In order to assist our visitors who have been victims of medical malpractice, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com has partnered with leading birth injury attorneys throughout the United States. Attorney Robert Wharton–an experienced cerebral palsy and birth injury attorney–is head of our legal department. Robert is responsible for making sure families have access to the best possible legal representation based on the specific details of their case.
“I will be your advocate and be with you each step of the way and make sure you and your family get the best legal representation for your case.”
Gina Jansheski, M.D. – Medical Reviewer and Editor
Select pages of our site have been medically reviewed and edited by Gina Jansheski, M.D. Gina is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“Page after page of solid information for families touched by cerebral palsy, CerebralPalsyGuidance.org delivers much-needed assistance all in one place. The team has worked diligently to provide information from reliable sources and ensure the articles have been medically reviewed. The many facets of this medical condition and its impact have been thoroughly covered. There are dozens of articles on various topics from birth to diagnosis and day-to-day living with cerebral palsy. Looking over this site is sure to provide a foundation for in-depth discussions with your child’s pediatrician or specialist.”
Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D. – Medical Reviewer and Editor
Select pages of our site have been medically reviewed and edited by Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D. Dr. Poinsett is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She is a graduate of The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and has over 20 years of clinical experience.
“Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a comprehensive site providing vital information. The articles are evidence based and thoroughly researched.”
Pat Bass, M.D. – Medical Reviewer and Editor
Select pages of our site have been medically reviewed and edited by Pat Bass, M.D. Dr. Bass is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree and Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems Design.
Renee Warmbrodt, RN, CPNP – Medical Reviewer and Editor
Select pages of our site have been medically reviewed and edited by Renee Warmbrodt, RN, CPNP. Renee is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has extensive experience working with pediatric patients in a range of settings. She graduated from Saint Louis University with her Master of Science in Nursing.
“The Cerebral Palsy Guidance team strives to provide great information and resources to families and people who are affected by cerebral palsy. This website gives you everything you need to know about living with cerebral palsy in one place! I truly believe this resource will help numerous people to best achieve life-long goals, and to manage any difficult steps along the way.”
Sarah Schulze, RN, CPNP – Medical Reviewer and Editor
Select pages of our site have been medically reviewed and edited by Sarah Schulze, RN, CPNP. Sarah is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is experienced in both pediatric primary care and adolescent mental health. She has a Master’s degree in nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago.
“Raising a child with cerebral palsy comes with its own unique set of challenges, but it also makes you a member of an incredible community of people who can share their experiences. Imagine being on this path 100 years ago and how isolating and difficult it would be compared to the advances we have made today. The internet is among those wonderful modern resources when raising a child with special needs, and Cerebral Palsy Guidance provides a great platform for getting up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about common issues in cerebral palsy, connecting with support groups or resources in your area, and even how to navigate some of the financial difficulties that can accompany this diagnosis. There are many parts of a well rounded CP-care team, and Cerebral Palsy Guidance would make a great addition to your family’s.”
Leigh Egan – Writer and Editor
Leigh Egan is a writer and editor at CerebralPalsyGuidance.com. She is an award-winning journalist who has been specializing in writing about cerebral palsy and birth injuries since 2013.
“Children, especially those with disabilities, are often voiceless. Cerebral Palsy Guidance gives children a much-needed voice by arming parents with invaluable information to help them make informed decisions. I enjoy working with a team of passionate experts who all strive to help kids and their families.”
Jennifer LaRocco – Writer and Outreach Coordinator
Jennifer LaRocco writes for our Living with Cerebral Palsy Blog and also creates awareness about our site and services through her work as an Outreach Coordinator. She has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and is an advocate for people with disabilities. Jennifer has an Associate’s degree in paralegal technology.
“I am very excited to be contributing to Cerebral Palsy Guidance. It has always been my hope to one day advocate for others with cerebral palsy, as well as others with disabilities. As I was also born with cerebral palsy, it is also my hope to help parents, children, and young adults impacted by cerebral palsy. To help give them hope, guidance, and support!”
Alex Diaz-Granados – Writer
Alex Diaz-Granados is a writer at CerebralPalsyGuidance.com. He has had cerebral palsy since he was an infant. Alex shares his candid insights about living with cerebral palsy via our Blog.
Mary Ellen Ellis – Writer
Mary Ellen Ellis writes for CerebralPalsyGuidance.com and has over 10 years of experience in medical and science writing. She graduated from the University of Michigan with undergraduate and graduate degrees in science. Mary Ellen is a main contributor to our blog, reporting on the latest in cerebral palsy news.
“I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to this informative and important site. It provides valuable information for families just figuring out how to raise a child with cerebral palsy as well as those who have been living with disabilities for years. The resources they can find here are educational and practical.”
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We sincerely hope you find our website informative and uplifting.
–The Cerebral Palsy Guidance Team