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    Cerebral Palsy Awareness & Resources

This Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Resources page provides information and insights into living with CP through stories and other informational materials. It is through lived experiences that we can understand and help other people understand too.  Let’s learn and grow from each other. 

IN THEIR WORDS: Stories and insights from People with Cerebral Palsy and their families, providers, and Care Managers.

Nick's Story

Hello, my name is Nick and I have had Cerebral Palsy my whole life. Yes, it has impacted me both positively and negatively. 


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Cerebral Palsy (CP) Facts & Statistics

Please use these resources to learn more about CP.

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What is Cerebral Palsy (CP)? 

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. 

Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.

The symptoms of CP vary from person to person. A person with severe CP might need to use special equipment to be able to walk, or might not be able to walk at all and might need lifelong care. A person with mild CP, on the other hand, might walk a little awkwardly, but might not need any special help. CP does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a person’s lifetime.

All people with CP have problems with movement and posture. Many also have related conditions such as intellectual disability; seizures; problems with visionhearing, or speech; changes in the spine (such as scoliosis); or joint problems (such as contractures).

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