World Cerebral Palsy Day – 6 October
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy, their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries. Collectively, the vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. Together, we can make that happen.
Cerebral Palsy is one of the least understood disabilities – and people with CP are often out of sight, out of mind and out of options in communities around the world. This needs to change.
There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral palsy (CP). Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP. It is the most common physical disability in childhood. CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.
It is a complex disability:
- 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk
- 1 in 4 cannot walk
- 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability
- 1 in 4 have epilepsy.
CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure.
How can you help?
- Make Your Mark this World Cerebral Palsy Day by sharing your achievements, solutions and changes you’re advocating for. Use hashtags #WorldCPDay and #CPMakeYourMark
- Go Green for CP – wear a green hat, paint your face green or anything you like and share your images and videos with us by email or social media
- Tell a friend about the services at CPotential and how our holistic therapies can help families living with cerebral palsy
- Make a donation to support children with movement disorders, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy
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