Son has mild CP and learning difficulties

maryannmackie Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2017 in Cerebral Palsy Network
Hi I have a son age 17 with mild cerebral palsy, he has learning difficulties and this really gets him down . I feel helpless at times as he is so negative and it's hard to get him to stay positive. 


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
    Hi @maryannmackie and welcome to the community.

    I am sorry to hear your son is feeling so down, does he have any other support or attend any support groups? 

    I was just chatting to @katyhump who is a new member saying her 18 year old son has CP and is struggling too.  I wonder if it would help you both if you could connect and chat about your experiences?

    My comments to her were this:

    Are there any networks near you to get support? You can search the Services Map by postcode to see what Scope offers near you.

    This is a really friendly community and we have lots of parents of young adults with CP who I hope can offer you some support and information.  

    This is a really long thread by @Noah about things people have found useful for managing CP and might be worth you having a look through?

    Also take a look at the Parents and Carers category.  You arent alone in this, there is support out there and I hope we can help you find what you need.

    I hope this helps.
  • DannyBoy2541
    DannyBoy2541 Community member Posts: 24 Connected
    Hi @maryannmackie My name is Danny I have CP as well and I'm 25 and I'm happy to help in anyway I can if he needs to talk I'll be more then happy to help him through whatever he needs help with.