World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 50 countries.
World Cerebral Palsy Day has a vision to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in society. They believe that together, that they can make that happen.
The World Cerebral Palsy Initiative says World CP Day is an opportunity to:
1. Celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP and the people and the organisations that support them
2. Create a powerful voice for those with CP to change their world
3. Connect organisations across the globe so they are better equipped to meet the needs of those with CP
4. Create new solutions to everyday problems
5. Act as a catalyst for social change and education campaigns that create solutions to universal challenges
6. Produce tangible, actions and outcomes that measurably improve the lives of those with CP
7. Raise awareness of CP and the issues that affect people with CP at a local, national and international level to create more inclusive societies
What is Cerebral Palsy? It’s the most common childhood physical disability.
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 Cerebral Palsy.
It is a permanent disability that affects movement on a very wide scale from causing weakness in one hand to lack of voluntary movement.
It is a complex disability: 1 in 4 children with Cerebral Palsy cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy.
Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure.
For more information on how you can support World CP Day visit the World /CP Day website.
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