World Cerebral Palsy Day

The 6th of October was World Cerebral Palsy Day. It’s not too late to share your story.

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a day for the CP global community. The campaign aims to empower people around the world to take action to raise awareness and improve the lives of those affected by CP.

The vision is to ensure that everyone with CP has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. The campaign empowers you take action locally and, in doing so, help to build the global movement for change.

The key areas of focus for the initiative are; Public Awareness, Civil Rights, Medical/Therapeutic, Quality of Life, Education and Making a Contribution.

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of movement and posture that appears during infancy or early childhood resulting from damage to the brain. It is the most common motor disability in childhood and the aetiology is diverse and multifactorial. The damage to the brain is permanent and cannot be cured but the earlier we start with intervention the more improvement can be made. This is why access to physiotherapy is crucial but sadly provision of treatment isn’t equal around the world.

This is why initiative like this are so valuable to communities, families and individuals affected by CP. It gives them a chance to be heard when otherwise they wouldn’t have been.