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Cerebral Palsy continues to be in the news—for happy reasons.


These Two Incredible Kids With Cerebral Palsy Just Walked Their First 5Ks


Teen with cerebral palsy achieves goal of walking across graduation stage

Boy, 10, with CP inspired by Colonel Tom Moore to raise £50,000 walking 100 times up his road on his birthday


8-year-old Timaru girl Charlotte Walker, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age two

Boy with cerebral palsy gets a birthday surprise

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a debilitating disorder that appears in childhood.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.

Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors

There may be problems with sensation, vision,  swallowing, and speaking.

Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.

Usually, the problems occur during pregnancy; however, they may also occur during childbirth or shortly after birth.

Cerebral palsy is the most common movement disorder in children. It occurs in about 2.1 per 1,000 live births

Cerebral palsy is due to abnormal development, or damage occurring to the developing brain.

This damage can occur during pregnancy, delivery, the first month of life, or less commonly in early childhood.

They may be discouraged from physical activity because of these perceived limitations imposed by their medical condition.

Due to sensory and motor impairments, those with CP may have difficulty preparing food, holding utensils, or chewing and swallowing. An infant with CP may not be able to suck, swallow or chew.

Speech and language disorders are common in people with cerebral palsy. The incidence of dysarthria is estimated to range from 31% to 88%, and around a quarter of people with CP are non-verbal.

-- Wikipedia


October 6 is National Cerebral Palsy Day


March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day falling on March 25th. The day was started in 2006 by a cerebral palsy advocacy group.



United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
1825 K St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-776-0406; 800-872-5827


To find a local affiliate in the U.S. and Canada visit


UCP of Hudson County, NJ
721 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 436-2200



UCP New York
ADAPT Community Network
80 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038
(212) 683-6700



UCPA of Long Island
250 Marcus Blvd, Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 232-0011


What Is Cerebral Palsy? What Causes It?


11 Things to Know



Hope through Research


Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at BRAIN
P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD 20824

Cerebral Palsy Foundation
3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-520-1686

Child Neurology Foundation
201 Chicago Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tel: 612-928-6325

CP NOW Foundation
P.O. Box 8347, Greenville, SC 29604

CP NOW Foundation

Easter Seals
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312-726-6200; 800-221-6827

March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: 914-997-4488;  888-663-4637

Pedal-with-Pete Foundation [for Research on Cerebral Palsy]
P.O. Box 1233
Worthington, OH 43085
Tel: 614-527-0202

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Child Neurology Foundation


Easter Seals

March of Dimes


Special Ed


David Ring, a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker who has CP.


CP Telethon in New York (1973)




Make-a-Wish Foundation