KEY FACTS

  • ASSOCIATED
    IMPAIRMENTS

  • GLOBALLY,
    OVER 17 MILLION
    PEOPLE HAVE
    CEREBRAL PALSY
  • 1 IN 500 BABIES IS
    DIAGNOSED WITH
    CEREBRAL PALSY
  • 1 IN 2 PEOPLE WITH
    CEREBRAL PALSY LIVE
    IN CHRONIC PAIN
  • 1 IN 3 CANNOT WALK
  • 1 IN 5 CANNOT TALK
  • 1 IN 10 HAS A SEVERE
    VISION IMPAIRMENT
  • OF ALL CHILDREN WITH
    CEREBRAL PALSY,
    60% ARE BORN AT TERM
  • CURRENTLY, THE
    NUMBER OF PEOPLE
    WITH CEREBRAL
    PALSY IS EXPECTED
    TO INCREASE


KEY FACTS

  • CEREBRAL PALSY IS A PHYSICAL DISABILITY THAT AFFECTS MOVEMENT AND POSTURE
  • IN MOST CASES, BRAIN INJURY LEADING TO CEREBRAL PALSY OCCURS DURING PREGNANCY
  • CEREBRAL PALSY, EXCEPT IN ITS MILDEST FORMS, CAN BE EVIDENT IN THE FIRST 12–18 MONTHS
  • CHILDREN WITH CP ARE LIKELY TO ALSO HAVE OTHER IMPAIRMENTS IN ADDITION TO THEIR MOTOR DISABILITY
  • MOTOR DISABILITY CAN RANGE FROM MINIMAL TO PROFOUND
  • THE RATE OF DEPRESSION IS THREE TO FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SUCH AS CP
  • CP IS A CONDITION THAT IS PERMANENT, BUT NOT UNCHANGING
  • IT IS THE MOST COMMON PHYSICAL DISABILITY IN CHILDHOOD
  • THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE