Cerebral Palsy

An O.C. teen who has been in a wheelchair all his life recently took his first steps. He's only just begun. (credit: cell phone video)

O.C. Teen With Cerebral Palsy Gets Out Of Wheelchair To Walk For 1st Time In Life

He had been told for years he would never walk.


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Local Couple Gives Disabled Children A Place To Play After Loss Of Son

Scott Williams and Catherine Curry-Williams founded Shane’s Inspiration to raise money for these special playgrounds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2014

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Canadian Fugitive Wanted For 1974 Rape Of 5-Year-Old Arrested In San Dimas

A Canadian fugitive wanted for raping a 5-year-old who suffered from cerebral palsy was captured this week in a San Dimas trailer park.


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Former Carson HS Student With Cerebral Palsy Sues LAUSD For Discrimination

An 18-year-old man with cerebral palsy and spastic dysplasia has filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District for allegedly denying him accessible transportation while he was a student at Carson High School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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8-Year-Old Camarillo Girl Lauded For Saving Diabetic Mother’s Life

An 8-year-old Camarillo girl was credited with saving her diabetic mother’s life last month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/10/2013

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OC Man Named California’s Big Brother Of The Year

An Orange County man was named California’s “Big Brother of the Year” in recognition of eight years as a mentor to a local teen.


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Social Network Connects Kids, Teens With Special Needs

Children and teenagers with special needs have a quick and easy way to connect with each other, thanks to a social networking website.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/19/2012

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Long Beach Band Surprises Disabled Fan

The best Christmas present was saved for last for 22-year-old Nelson Miles of Long Beach, who dreams of being a drummer despite his cerebral palsy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2011

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Target Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit For $160K

Target Corp. reached a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding an employee with cerebral palsy who worked at an Orange County store.


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Special Needs Ice Hockey Team Has 1 Goal: To Show Lots Of Heart

On CBS 2 News at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Lisa Sigell will introduce us to a special hockey team…made up, in fact, of a lot of special needs kids and adults.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/06/2011