The history of the Greensboro Cerebral Palsy and Orthopedic School, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Suzanne Bethea Barnes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lawrence Vanella

Abstract: Cerebral palsy is a condition characterized by motor disorders resulting from non-progressive abnormalities of the brain. The location of the lesion determines the specific symptoms of this condition. Etiological factors may be pre-natal, natal, or postnatal. Classification of cerebral palsy may be based on physiological grouping, neuromuscular characteristics, topography, or therapeutic needs. Various disorders are found in conjunction with cerebral palsy. The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy and Orthopedic School, founded in January 1950, is presently in its twentieth year of operation. Founded by parents of local cerebral palsied children, this institution has undergone steady expansion and extension of service. The School was begun in temporary housing with twenty patients and a staff of three volunteers and two paid part-time therapists. Today the professional staff of eighteen serves one hundred seven patients. Operating expenses have risen from $59.75 per month in 1950 to estimated expenditures of $146, 000 for 1970. Tuition and therapy charges are supplemented by aid received from the Greensboro City School System and the United Fund.

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Language: English
Date: 1970
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