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Adam and the magic marble / Buehrens, Adam; Buehrens, Carol. -- Duarte, Ca: Hope Press, 1991. 108 p.

Adam and his friend Chris both have Tourette syndrome. When they find a magic marble they have to decide whether to cure their own tics or help their friend Matt who has Cerebral Palsy and the bullies had better watch out too because this marble has powerful magic. This humorous adventure story is for children 7 to 12 years old.

SC/TOU BUE [P10912]

All kids, all sports -- Perth: Cerebral Palsy Association of WA, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

The aim of this interactive CD-ROM is to assist with the inclusion of children with Cerebral Palsy into the school physical education and sports curriculum. The information is provided at two levels, one for the student and one for the teacher. It includes information on stretching, sports modifications, fitness and adaptive equipment. Presentation is in a number of formats including video case studies, educational material, printable resources, and a quiz.

SC/CER ALL [P11960]

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? a guide for friends, family and professionals / Stanton, Marion. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 62 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book Sophie, a girl with cerebral palsy, invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like to use a wheelchair to move around and assistive technology to communicate. She also introduces readers to some of her friends who have different forms of cerebral palsy. She explains that living with cerebral palsy can sometimes be difficult, but there are many ways she is supported so that she can lead a full and happy life.

SC/CER STA [P15619]

Children with cerebral palsy : a parents' guide / Geralis, Elaine Ed. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 1998. 481p., ill.

A useful source of information for parents of children with cerebral palsy and for professionals who treat them. Topics covered include diagnosis, assessment, early intervention, therapies, family life, medical treatments, special education and legal rights.

SC/CER GER [P08279]

Coping when your child has cerebral palsy / Eckersley, Jill. -- London: Sheldon Press, 2009. vi, 105 p. ; 22 cm.

This book offers answers to many of the questions raised by parents when a child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It draws on the expertise of both medical and other specialists, and on the experience of families affected by CP. It gives information about CP and its effects, covering all stages of childhood from the early years to adolescence. It also examines a range of practical problems, from dental care and challenging behaviour to tioleting and dribbling. Topics include diagnosis and conventional treatment; therapies; medication; stigma and social attitudes, specialist equipment and transport; grants and funding; education; and complimentary therapies.

SC/CER ECK [P13453]

Dream and hope / Coppins, Kathy. -- Brookvale, NSW: Prestige Press, 1986. 48 p. ; 22 cm.

This is the life story of a young woman with cerebral palsy who has never been able to walk or talk properly, but who learned to type. With considerable charm and great determination she gives an account of living with cerebral palsy with the aim of making people understand that people with a disability "are the same inside as everyone else".

CC 306.875 COP [P13196]

Family matters : siblings and cerebral palsy / CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Perth: Cerebral Palsy Association of WA, 2006. 1 DVD

This DVD is a documentary film about the experiences of three famililies living with Cerebral Palsy, and the relationship dynamics between siblings within these families. Through the personal stories "this film provides an insight and understanding about the strengths and the challenges that such families have".(DVD cover)

SC/V CER FAM [P11961]

Follow your instincts : parent insights on having a child with a disability / Cummins, Robyn Ed.; Bratel, Joan Ed. -- Allambie Heights, NSW: Spastic Centre of NSW, 2005. 52 p.

Based on parent interviews, this booklet shares the experiences of other parents who have a child with a disability. Parents were asked to reflect on their child's early childhood experiences by commenting on diagnosis, family support, sibling relationships, contact with professional staff and finding information and services. The booklet contains useful tips and insights from parents that will provide encouragement and support to families of a child with a disability. A glossary and list of resources are included and the booklet is also available free on the Internet at

CC 305.23 FOL [P11020;P11021]

Including Samuel / Habib, Dan. -- New Hampshire: DH Photography, LLC, 2009. 1 DVD (58 min.)

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib�s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family�s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film portrays his family�s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion and features interviews with teachers, parents and disability rights experts [Jacket cover]. Further information on this documentary can be found at .

CC 362.36 INC [P13936]

Living with Cerebral Palsy / Pim, Paul. -- London: Hodder Wayland, 2002. 32 p. ; 27 cm.

The book tells the stories of Katie, Paul, Jenny and Simon who all have cerebral palsy, and they are all affected in different ways. It shows how they need extra help with some activities, such as school work, walking or eating, but it also shows how have the condition doesn't stop them having fun, meeting friends or going to school.

SC/CER PIM [P14713]

Meeting special needs : a practical guide to supporting children with cerebral palsy / Vize, Anne. -- Albert Park, Vic: Teaching Solutions, 2011. 36 p. ; 30 cm.

This is one of a series of books designed to give help and guidance to teachers and professionals working with or caring for children with special educational needs and disorders. It includes sections on understanding the condition and recognising types, strategies for a supportive preschool or school environment, supporting the child and their carers, and working with professionals.

SC/CER VIZ [P14380]

My brother Vinnie / Pedersen, Aaron. -- Richmond East, Vic.: Black Ruby Productions, 2006. 1 DVD (26 min.) + pamphlet (6 p.)

This DVD tells the story of two Aboriginal brothers, Aaron and Vinnie Pedersen. Aaron has an established career as an actor in the entertainment industry, and at the same time has been responsible for the care of Vinnie, who has mild intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy.

CC 306.875 PED [P12107]

My left foot -- [Ireland]: Granada;TimeLife, 1989. 1 DVD (103 min.)

An inspiring story based on the life of Irish writer and artist Christy Brown and played by Daniel Day-Lewis in this movie. Born with cerebral palsy into a poor working class family Brown is mistaken for being "retarded" and helpless. However, using the only part of his body he can control, his left foot, and with the help of his mother he learns to write and paint, becoming one of Ireland's foremost literary figures and artists. [Jacket cover]

SC/CER MYL [P14170]

My sister Leila / Blunsden, Allie. -- Beaconsfield, WA: Watch Mouse Publishing, 2013. 1 v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm

This illustrated book is a unique story about a special family. Leila has cerebral palsy and this story is written by her mother for her own children and all the siblings who live with a brother or sister with special needs. The author's hope is that parents can use it to encourage open lines of communication between siblings and parents so that they realise it is okay to express the feelings they have, even when they are not always positive. It is also important that they contemplate the wonder and joy their special needs brother or sister bring to their lives.

SC/CER BLU [P14941]

My write foot : the Maurice Lock story / Greathead, Maggie; Lock, Maurice. -- Albany, WA: Maggie Greathead, 2007. 249 p.

The inspiring life story of Maurice Lock, who was born in 1939 in South Australia (later moving to Western Australia) with Cerebral Palsy. Maurice shares his successes along with the difficulties he has encounted and in doing so aims to raise awareness as well as encourage other people with disabilities to follow their goals and dreams. When he was in his fifties Maurice began painstakingly writing his story with a pen between his toes, later graduating to a computer using his big toe. Eventually a friend offered to help and they worked together to document Maurice's amazing life.

SC/CER GRE [P12248]

Nathan's wish : a story about Cerebral Palsy / Lears, Laurie. -- Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co, 2005. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 26 cm.

In this story Nathan, who has cerebral palsy, learns that despite his limitations, he can feel successful and needed. His experience fosters in him a sense of well-being and worth.

SC/CER LEA [P14118]

Nicholas Nigel Norris / Mclevie, Susan; Cutler, Ann; Norris, Rachel. -- Coolbinia, WA: Cerebral Palsy Association of WA, 2000. 24p., col. ill.

Produced by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia (CPAWA) to help children understand cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability in children. Nicholas, the main character, has cerebral palsy and in the story he ponders the ways he is different to his friends and learns and uses various strategies to deal with it.

SC/CER MCL [P10162]

Nothing is impossible : adventures in cerebral palsy / McLeod, Neil. -- Allambie Heights, NSW: The Spastic Centre, 2007. 320 p. ; 29 cm.

�Nothing Is Impossible� tells the story of two unique people, Neil and his wife Audrie, who struggled against the prevailing beliefs of the time to build a future for their daughter Jennifer and the countless other families who shared their journey. The book follows the development of The Spastic Centre from a loaned house in Mosman, New South Wales, to a school, therapy services, hostel and Centre Industries at Allambie Heights, and beyond [Website Cerebral Palsy Alliance]. This book is also freely available at

SC/CER MCL [P14778]

Patrick and Emma Lou / Holcomb, Nan. -- Exton, Pa.: Jason & Nordic Publishers, 1989. 1 Vol (unpaged) ; 23 cm.

This is written especially for young children with physical disabilities. It recounts the day that Patrick who is three and has cerebral palsy is going to learn to walk with his new walker. There are so many things to remember and he gets very discouraged. But Emma Lou who is six and has spina bifida understands and helps him discover something very important for both of them.

SC/CER HOL [P14775]

The power of listening : celebrating successful stories of people with cerebral palsy / The Centre for Cerebral Palsy. -- Coolbinia, WA: The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, 2007. 47 p.

Six people with cerebral palsy tell their personal stories and in doing so remind us that people with disabilities are valued citizens making important contributions to the community.

SC/CER CEN [P12232;P12273]

Rolling along : the story of Taylor and his wheelchair / Heelan, Jamee Riggio. -- Atlanta, Ga: Peachtree, 2000. 29 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a story about Taylor who has cerebral palsy. While he works hard to strengthen his weak legs in therapy and at home, he finds that using a wheelchair enables him to get around more quickly and even play basketball with his brother. He explains why wheelchairs allow many people to be more independent, and points our why ramps and lowered water fountains are necessary. "This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and determination". (Dust cover)

SC/CER HEE [P14031]

Spastic : an autobiography / Naomis, Paul; Hoggarth, Jodi ed. -- Belmont, WA: Naomis, 2007. 144 p.

Paul Naomis was born with cerebral palsy, can't use his arms or legs and can barely speak. Using a headband with a pointer attached he has spent the past 15 years writing this honest and inspiring account of his life. This book also provides an opportunity to understand those who are disabled, and challenge what you see when you look at someone in a wheelchair.

SC/CER NAO [P12489]

Supporting children with Cerebral Palsy / Hull Learning Services. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2004. iv, 36 p. ; 30 cm.

Aimed at teachers, support staff and parents, this book includes: definition and causes of Cerebral Palsy; developing concentration, listening skills and visual perception; and promoting peer group relationships in and out of the classroom.

SC/CER SUP [P14714]

Tessa's best friend / Milanko, Natasha. -- [Western Australia]: Natasha Milanko, 2012. 26 p. ; 21 cm.

When Tessa the tiger spends a week at her best friend Ella's house she learns just how much you can do when you have cerebral palsy. With delightful story lines and photographs, this simply conveys messages of inclusion and acceptance. The "About Cerebral Palsy" section at the back provides helpful teaching points for the home or classroom.

SC/CER MIL [P14815]

Under the eye of the clock / Nolan, Christopher. -- London: Pan Books Ltd. 1988. 207 p. ; 18 cm.

Nolan�s autobiography won the Whitbread Award and was named Book of the Year in 1987. Although it�s an autobiography it is narrated by a fictional character named Joseph Meehan who details Nolan�s life as a third-person biography. "Filled with insight into the soul inside a broken body and warm with the beauties of the Irish landscape, it is the story of Joseph's fight to escape the restrictions and confines of his existence" (Book cover)

CC 306.875 NOL [P14776]

Understanding cerebral palsy : a guide for parents and professionals / Stanton, Marion. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 224 p. ; 25 cm.

This is a starting point for anyone encountering cerebral palsy for the first time. It covers everything from causes and symptoms to treatments, therapies and sources of support. It has practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication, diet and education and supports parents in seeking out the best possible quality of life for their child. It also offers advice about options after compulsory education and how best to support a young person making the transition to independent adulthood.

SC/CER STA [P14509]

Walk a crooked mile : a father's journey in the footsteps of his son / Jones, Greg. -- French Forest, NSW: New Holland, 2000. xviii, 286 p ; 21 cm

An exceptional athlete, Lachlan Jones is a gold medallist, world champion and world record holder. He also has limited vision and cerebral palsy. Told from his father's perspective, "Walk a crooked mile" is the story of Lachlan's rise to the top of international wheelchair racing. It is also a journey of discovery for Greg as he learns to see the world through his son's eyes, admiring Lachlan's resolve to succeed against all odds. [Book jacket]

SC/CER JON [P14739]