New Reseach Clinic Studies Children with Cerebral Palsy

Aug 15, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke is now home to a neuromotor research clinic for children suffering from cerebral palsy and other brain injuries. 

One in five Virginia children and youth suffer from mental disorders—and in about half of those cases, it's so severe that it's disruptive to the home and school life.

And while incidents like Sandy Hook and the Virginia Tech shootings have brought more attention to the issue, parents of children with these disorders say it should NOT take another tragedy for government officials to finally respond to their calls for additional help. 

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 people a year die as a result of hospital errors.