General
Do you only help people with Cerebral Palsy?
What services do you offer?
What are your hours?
Is CP a non-profit organization?
Is CP affiliated with any other organizations?
Where does CP get its funding?
How long has CP been serving the Northeast Wisconsin community?
What ages do you serve?
You have such a wide array of services, how will I know who to ask for?
How many locations do you have?
How can I get involved/help?
Do we have any classes for people with dementia or Alzheimers?
Do we accept all insurances?
Aquatic Center
Are your pools open to the public?
Can only people with disabilities use your pools?
Do I need a membership to use your pools?
Do I need to know how to swim?
Do you offer the Silver Sneakers program for active older adults?
Does the Aquatic Center accept insurance?
What do you use to sanitize your pool?
Common Paths Early Education & Care (child care)
Is your child care open to the community?
My child does not have special needs, can she still attend your child care?
Is your child care licensed?
Assistive Communication Technologies
What is "Assistive Communication Technologies" or "ACT"?
What is a Speech Generating Device? (SGD)
What is the process for acquiring an SGD?
What other types of Assistive Technology do you work with?
Do you offer training on SGD’s or iPad/Tablet features and applications?
Children's Developmental Services
Where do referrals come from?
What does a therapy visit with a child look like? Is it just exercise?
What is the difference between Occupational and Physical Therapy?
My child receives Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapies through the school. How is CP's therapy different from school therapy?
Are parents allowed in treatment?
Can therapy/treatment occur in the pool?

General

Do you only help people with Cerebral Palsy?
Through the years, CP's reach has expanded to serve many individuals, no matter their age, with variety of mobility, sensory and communication conditions, including (this list is not all-inclusive):
  • Accident Recovery
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)Amputees
  • Arthritis
  • Attention Deficit
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Circulatory Conditions
  • Developmental Delays
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head Injury
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Hyperactivity
  • Memory Impairments
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Stroke
  • Post-Surgical
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sensory Integration
  • Speech and Language Needs
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sports Injury
  • Visual Impairments
  • And many more…
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What services do you offer?
Adult Day Service
Adult Occupational Therapy
The Aquatic Center
Assistive Communication Technologies
Childrens' Developmental Services
Common Paths Early Education & Care (inclusive childcare)
Outreach Services

Click on a service area for additional information.
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What are your hours?
CP is open Monday - Friday, hours vary by department.

CP is closed on the following Holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Indpendence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas (Eve and Day)
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Is CP a non-profit organization?
Yes! CP is an independent, locally funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Is CP affiliated with any other organizations?
No. CP is a locally run and funded organization.
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Where does CP get its funding?
CP receives funding from several different sources, including:
  • Fee for service paid by the service user
  • Third party reimbursement (insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.)
  • Government contracts (county and state agencies)
  • Donations and sponsorships, including private and corporate donors, grants, and in-kind contributions. Because fee for services and third party reimbursement do not cover the cost of providing services, donated dollars are used to support all CP programs - approximately 25% of CP's annual budget is funded through donations.
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How long has CP been serving the Northeast Wisconsin community?
A group of individiuals including parents, doctors, and caregivers identified that children and adults with special physical needs needed a place in Northeast Wisconsin where they could receive quality rehabilitation and support services. In 1954, after two years of researching and planning, Cerebral Palsy, Inc. was established.
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What ages do you serve?
Depending on the service you are looking for, CP is eager to assist you. CP serves people of all ages, from birth to 103, through its various programs.

Adult Day Services: Individuals over the age 18, no longer being served by their school district.
Assistive Communication Technologies: All ages.
Aquatic Center: All ages.
Children's Developmental Services: Birth - 18 years.
Common Paths Early Education & Care: Children ages 6 weeks - 7 years.
Outreach Services: All ages.
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You have such a wide array of services, how will I know who to ask for?
If you are unsure of the extension to dial when you call CP, press "0" and a receptionist will happily answer your questions and direct you the appropriate party.
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How many locations do you have?
Currently we have three locations. CP's main facility is located in Green Bay, WI. This location provides all of the essential services CP has available for indivduals of all ages and abilities.

Additionally, CP has two satellite locations, on the Lakeshore in Two Rivers, WI, and in the Fox Cities in Kimberly, WI. Both of the satellite locations provide Adult Day Services.
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How can I get involved/help?
Thank you for your interest! There are many opportunities for you to get involved and bring caring to life for all those served by CP.
  • Volunteering: We have many opportunties which include working with children and adults in various programs, assisting with various projects around the agency, as well as assisting at our Annual events. Learn more by visiting our Volunteer page.
  • Monetary support: Your contribution will help bring a voice to the voiceless, make a connection with someone who may seem impossible to reach, help a small child to walk, and/or provide health and wellness to seniors. Contributions may be made online, or may be sent to 2801 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI 54301.
  • In-kind contributions and sponsorships: CP has needs for many items and services throughout the organization. See CP's Wishlist for a current list of items needed. Don't see the item you have to offer? Call us with details at 920-337-1122.
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Do we have any classes for people with dementia or Alzheimers?
We offer cognitive screenings and follow up programming through our Memory Catchers program. Your current skills will be assessed to determine if your cognitive skills are within normal limits or if you present with some level of neuro-cognitive deficit.

This is not covered by insurance including Medicare; however our fees are reasonable and available through our Intake Coordinator.
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Do we accept all insurances?
For therapy services, we accept a variety of insurances including Medical Assistance and Medicare. Private insurance is also accepted; however we are not recognized by all carriers. At the time of the referral, our intake coordinator will ask what insurance you have and will give you information specific to our status as a provider. We are required to complete a prior authorization for most insurance.
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Aquatic Center

Are your pools open to the public?
YES! The Aquatic Center's 2 pools and whirlpool are available to people of all ages, and families are welcome. There are a variety of instructional and fitness classes for all ages, as well as open swim and independent exercise times.
The Aquatic Center at CP »
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Can only people with disabilities use your pools?
No, the Aquatic Center is for everyone. Although many of the classes are geared toward specific needs, the Aquatic Center also offers a variety of General Fitness and Instructional classes for people of all ages.
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Do I need a membership to use your pools?
No, the Aquatic Center does not offer memberships. Costs associated with classes and/or swim passes are the same for everyone.

If you join a class after the session has already begun, your class will be pro-rated based on the number of weeks remaining in the session.
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Do I need to know how to swim?
No, you do not need to know how to swim. The pools are zero depth entry with handrails along the pool wall. Most classes allow you to keep your feet on the pool floor.

Lifeguards are ALWAYS on duty.
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Do you offer the Silver Sneakers program for active older adults?
The Aquatic Center has had many requests for the Silver Sneakers program. Although it is not currently being offered, it is being looked into. Please check back soon!
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Does the Aquatic Center accept insurance?
No, but some insurance companies will reimburse your visits, check with your insurance provider for details.
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What do you use to sanitize your pool?
The Aquatic Center uses chlorine to sanitize the pools and whirlpool.
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Common Paths Early Education & Care (child care)

Is your child care open to the community?
Yes, the child care is open to the public/community.Care is available for children 6 weeks to 7 years.
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My child does not have special needs, can she still attend your child care?
Yes! The child care provides quality learning opportunities for all children, with and without special needs, in an inclusive, accepting environment. Approximately 1 in 4 children who use the childcare have a special need.
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Is your child care licensed?
Yes. The child care is licensed by the state of Wisconsin, has a 5 star rating from YoungStar, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Assistive Communication Technologies

What is "Assistive Communication Technologies" or "ACT"?
We focus on finding creative ways for individuals with significant speech impairments to communicate and provide options for accessing technology.
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What is a Speech Generating Device? (SGD)
An SGD is a type of electronic equipment that enables the non-verbal user to communicate using a computer or recorded voice.
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What is the process for acquiring an SGD?
Your first step is to contact CP's Intake Specialist who will start the referral process.The next steps may include:
  • an initial evaluation to determine your personalized needs
  • trialing of different SGD’s or other specialized equipment
  • assisting with purchasing of recommended equipment
  • training and customization on purchased equipment
Call for more information: 920-337-1122
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What other types of Assistive Technology do you work with?
Along with SGDs, we provide training on iPads including communication applications, ways to adapt the iPad for access due to visual/physical impairments and computer access adaptations for individuals with physical, visual and/or communication impairments.
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Do you offer training on SGD’s or iPad/Tablet features and applications?
Yes! We offer a variety of training opportunities. Our commitment is to provide quality trainings on a variety of topics. Trainings are customized by CP's staff to meet the specific needs of the individual or groups.
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Children's Developmental Services

Where do referrals come from?
We receive referrals from a variety of sources. Parents, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and teachers may make referrals, however, a physician’s order is required for evaluations and ongoing therapy. We are prepared and happy to assist you in obtaining the necessary prescription from your child’s pediatrician. Please feel free to ask about our fee for service programs not covered by insurance.
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What does a therapy visit with a child look like? Is it just exercise?
During a therapy visit, we make treatment strategies as fun and engaging as possible while achieving an important functional outcome. It might look like the child is just “playing” when in reality they are gaining the skills they need to achieve their goals! You might see us using slides, swings, and trampolines during a visit.
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What is the difference between Occupational and Physical Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) will assess a child’s ability to participate and perform skills related to dressing, self-feeding, play skills, hygiene, and family and community involvement. OT uses a variety of strategies such as strengthening, sensory integrative techniques, and adapting activities in order to achieve maximal independence.

Physical therapy (PT) will assess a child’s gross motor skills and will focus on coordination, balance, gait mechanics, lower extremity and core strength, along with functional skills including walking, running, sitting, crawling, stair negotiation and transfers.
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My child receives Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapies through the school. How is CP's therapy different from school therapy?
Therapy in the school setting mainly addresses skills your child needs in order to function in school. Outpatient therapy provided at CP addresses skills your child needs to function in the home and community settings.
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Are parents allowed in treatment?
We welcome and encourage parents and caregivers to participate in our therapy sessions. You are an important part of your child's success and we will demonstrate strategies for successful transference of skills to your home and community.
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Can therapy/treatment occur in the pool?
Yes. If your therapist identifies the pool as an appropriate treatment tool, the pool may be an option. For many children, the warm water can relax tight muscles and the buoyancy of the water may allow them to move more freely. The pool may also be an option when working toward community participation and hygiene/showering skills.
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