If your child has cerebral palsy or another chronic physical condition, we can help. The experts of the Aaron W. Perlman Center are renowned for providing children who have physical disabilities with the therapy and support they need to thrive.

We are a specialty center designed to address the complex therapy, developmental, assistive technology and care coordination needs of children, youth and adults with cerebral palsy and other physically limiting conditions.

Our comprehensive therapy and support programs focus on more than just your child. We believe your entire family is central to your child’s development and success, so we involve you and your family in your child’s care.

Our care coordinators are key members of our Perlman teams, and our programs help our parents and siblings manage the challenges of living with a child with special needs. From early intervention through support for teens and adults, the Perlman Center is committed to staying connected and providing the best possible interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes.

A Focus on Cerebral Palsy

For more than 25 years, we’ve made cerebral palsy our priority − staying connected, continually assessing changing needs and improving outcomes with evidence-based treatments, new ideas and innovative interventions. We are an integral part of the Cerebral Palsy Program at Cincinnati Children’s.

Diagnoses and Conditions

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal muscle atrophy (SMA)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Arthrogryposis
  • ALS
  • Head injury
  • CVA
  • Other neurologic and physical disabilities or conditions

Community Partners

We are a United Way agency partner. The Perlman Center prides itself on its engagement with the community. As a United Way of Greater Cincinnati agency, we’re one of many organizations that play an important role in helping children and youth succeed in school and in life.

We have a unique partnership with Stepping Stones bound by the common interest in helping those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities live a productive life.

We partner with most schools in the Tristate area to help students who use technology to move and communicate.