Birth Injuries - Brachial Plexus - Erb's Palsy Helpful Resources

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Erb's Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury Research and Organizations Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Erb's palsy (brachial plexus birth injury). Accessed Oct. 24, 2009. Information on orthopaedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The NINDS conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders including brachial plexus injuries. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
This is the site of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, an organization that seeks to meet the special health-care needs of people - primarily children and teens - who have disabilities, including Erb's Palsy.  Their mission is to help promote greater well-being, independence and enjoyment in life for persons with disabilities, combining medical, nursing, therapeutic, technical and psychosocial information in family-centered programs.

Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation (BPPF)
The Brachial Plexus Foundation was formed in 1995 and has been able to contribute thousands of dollars to Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, TX), Shriner's Hospital For Children (Philadelphia, PA), Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD), Dr. Rahul Nath, Dr. Scott Kozin, and Dr. Alan Belzburg - to aid in their efforts in research and treatment of brachial plexus injuries. The BPPF has also donated funds to brachial plexus groups around the nation including the United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc. for their family/educational events.

United Brachial Plexus Network
The United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN) is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to providing information, support and leadership for families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries worldwide. Available resources include: extensive website; Online registry, various outreach and awareness programs, and Outreach, their in-depth publication.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of their programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) National Rehabilitation Information Center is an online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.

March of Dimes Foundation  The leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. They are to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Federal and State Services and Resources for Children with Erb's Palsy and Other Disabilities Links

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
The DOE web site has a written guide to help parents, teachers, and education agencies put in place Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for children (including preschoolers) with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. [View "A Guide to the Individualized Education Program"]
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
This web site has resource sheets that list key programs in each state for children with developmental problems and for their families. The lists include state agencies serving children and youth with disabilities, state chapters of disability organizations and parent groups, and parent training and information projects. [View the NICHCY Resource Sheet for your state]

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
NIDRR funds state projects that help people of all ages with Erb's Palsy and other disabilities get access to AT devices and services. [Find the NIDRR assistive technology project in your state and visit the project's Web site]

MEDLINEplus: Assistive Devices
MEDLINEplus web site is an online service of the National Library of Medicine. It links users to information about specific health topics, including assistive devices for people with cerebral palsy or other disabilities. The site includes general information about assistive devices, plus links to information about funding, research, specific conditions, dictionaries, organizations, statistics, and children, teenagers, and seniors.

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