My twin sister has moderate cerebral palsy, with seizures and spasms.
The thing they told my parents, back in the '70's was, the earlier you get someone with CP into treatment, the better. Unfortunately, she wasn't diagnosed properly until she was 2, but my parents got her right into therapy.
She started with an Occupational Therapist when we were two, and did therapy for at least five or six years, like two or three days a week. They used the Bobath Method, which is all about stretching, and strengthning the muscles and keeping them flexible. They also did speech therapy, and other developmental therapy to help her become as able as she could be.
She had surgery to loosen her hamstrings, and has been able to walk with the help of crutches since she was four.
She has had to take medication for her seizures since she was six, but has been able to stay off of phenobarbital and work with either tegratol or depakote.
She's had a great, fulfilling life, complete with all the usual things. She's married, has kids, has a college degree, all those things.
My parents went through EasterSeals, which has a sliding scale of payment and is incredible in support and help with things like this.
The people who work for this organization are simply amazing. I can't say enough good about them. We all still have contact with her original physical therapist, 28 years later, she's like family. Their whole goal is helping the child as much as they can.
There are support groups as well, on ways to deal with having to cope with a disability, and I know they helped my parents a lot.
I know, it is be so hard when they're so tiny, and you feel so lost about what to do. But there is help out there.
Here's the websitewww.easterseals.com
I believe the local places would also be in a phone book, under Physical Therapy or Therapy, or something like that.