The Infant-Toddler Program at Gateway Education Center

Founded in 1950 by parents and volunteers to serve the needs of children with cerebral palsy, Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association (GCPA) has a long tradition of early intervention. Today, GCPA provides direct services to multi-disabled infants and toddlers with a range of severe developmental delays and medical disabilities. Our goal is to accept these very special children and supply the appropriate physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapies to enable them to reach their potential. Equally as important, we supply hope, training and counseling to their parents and caregivers.

We are a non-profit organization with a community board of directors which includes both professionals and parents. We do our work, in partnership with the Guilford County Schools, at Gateway Education Center in Greensboro. We are a United Way agency and a Medicaid-qualified provider. 

Moira’s Story

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Our daughter, Moira, almost 2, was born with a rare, poorly understood degenerative condition. This would rock our very foundation and test us emotionally, socially, spiritually, and financially. We quickly amassed a network of five in-home coordinators and therapists, and eleven medical specialists. Because caring for Moira demanded my full-time involvement, I transitioned away from my career and our family moved to Greensboro where Dan (Moira’s dad) had been commuting. Shortly after our move, Moira developed pneumonia and was hospitalized at Moses Cone. There, we learned about the GCPA Infant Toddler Program at Gateway Education Center. We were in disbelief that this program existed and ecstatic to meet staff who understood our needs.

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