About Brave Kids

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Brave Kids, a new initiative of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), serves children with disabilities and chronic/life-threatening illnesses by providing a support community, information and resources on numerous medical conditions like genetic diseases, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, etc. At the heart of the new Brave Kids website and community is a belief that people with disabilities and chronic/life-threatening illnesses should be able to live a life without limits. This site contains two primary components:

1. An authoritative directory of information of interest to parents of children, ages 6-17, with disabilities and/or chronic/life-threatening illness; including a special “Kids Zone” section written for children and young adults, ages 6-17;

2. A social networking community that links parents and caregivers to others raising children with disabilities and/or a chronic/life-threatening illness.

This site will be updated regularly with the latest information and with news from the medical and social arenas that might be of interest to parents/caregivers and children alike. You are also welcome to sign up for a monthly Brave Kids newsletter, where we will include news and content relevant to the areas covered in this site. Brave Kids is a campaign of United Cerebral Palsy’s Public Education & Outreach Initiative, which aims to empower people with disabilites and their families, friends, allies and caregivers with up-to-date information advocacy tools to create a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. For more information about UCP, please visit the UCP website.