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Volunteers will help match you with other families in your state or country. Visit our Local Support Group for families of Children who have Hemiplegia.

Infant and Childhood Stroke are two causes of hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Visit our sister website, Kids Have Strokes, to learn more.

 

Hemiplegia, Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, and Hemiparesis

Hemiplegia:  Paralysis of one side of the body resulting from disease or injury to the motor centers of the brain.

Hemiparesis:  Partial paralysis or weakness on one side of the body

Cerebral Palsy: A difference in typical motor function that is acquired at an early age, usually less than one year of age, and is due to a brain injury that is non-progressive.  Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy is just one type of cerebral palsy.

To learn more about hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or hemiparesis, visit the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association website.

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