World Cerebral Palsy Day

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Like many other organizations around the world, CTN is celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day this October. Here's how you can get involved.

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. CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure. – World Cerebral Palsy Day website

This October 6th, people around the world will come together to rally for those with CP. The organizers focus on six key areas for change to improvide the global situation for those with CP and the families who love them:

  1. Public Awareness
  2. Civil Rights
  3. Medical/Therapeutic
  4. Quality of Life
  5. Education- Tools for Schools
  6. Making Our Contribution
Watch this amazing video by Charisse Hogan to learn more about living with cerebral palsy.

Getting involved is easy and effective. You can:
  • Share your story
  • Wear green
  • Speak to your child's school about acknowledging the day
  • Be inspired by other stories
  • Join the movement
  • Follow the hashtag #WorldCPDay on social media
  • Change your profile picture on social media

You can make a difference, even from the comfort of your own home. To learn more please visit