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Cerebral Palsy continues to be in the news—for happy reasons.
Boy, 10, with CP inspired by Colonel Tom Moore to raise £50,000 walking 100 times up his road on his birthday
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.
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.
To find a local affiliate in the U.S. and Canada visit
UCP of Hudson County, NJ
721 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002
UCP New York
ADAPT Community Network
80 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038
UCPA of Long Island
250 Marcus Blvd, Hauppauge, NY 11788
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
Pedal-with-Pete Foundation [for Research on Cerebral Palsy]
P.O. Box 1233
Worthington, OH 43085
Cerebral Palsy Guide
David Ring, a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker who has CP.
CP Telethon in New York (1973)