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Upstate Cerebal Palsy Offers Inclusive Preschool In Utica New York

Upstate Cerebral Palsy, a private not-for-profit based in Utica, New York, recently announced the availability of inclusive preschool programs through six New Discoveries Learning Centers in Utica, Barneveld, Rome, Chadwicks and Clinton.

Inclusive preschool programs usually consist of 3-5 year old children, half of whom are typically developing and half of whom are “special needs.” Special needs may include learning disabilities, profound retardation and/or cerebral palsy, as well as terminal illnesses and psychiatric problems. According to Utica birth injury lawyer Michael A. Bottar, and attorney with Bottar Law, PLLC, a law firm with nearly three decades of experience handling New York birth injury lawsuits, “research suggests that inclusive preschools help special needs children with development because they are in close, direct contact with other children who may act as behavioral role models. At the same time, these children can receive essentially therapy.”

Special needs children come from all walks of life. Some children with special needs suffer from unavoidable birth defects, while others are disabled because they sustained brain damage during birth and were born with low APGARs following fetal distress marked by prolonged fetal heart rate decelerations. No matter what the cause of a child’s disability, it is well known that early intervention with speech, physical and occupational therapy, as well as child peer contact, can accelerate development.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases. If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York cerebral palsy attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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