All the Team at MAES THERAPY International wish everyone involved with World CP Day 2018 all the very best and hope that the lives of children and adults with Cerebral Palsy will be improved as a result of all the new projects initiated worldwide this year.
It’s a day to share what CP means to the individual, parents, siblings and family. It’s about creating awareness and celebrating people with CP. The Day aims to gather ideas from people with cerebral palsy and their supporters from around the world and make the best of those ideas a reality.
Celebrate the Potential on World Cerebral Palsy Day – because a Disability is no Handicap.
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 65 countries.
The project is coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, a group of non-profit cerebral palsy organisations with a global vision to create real change for people living with CP.
Our vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. It is only together, that we can make that happen.
See: World Cerebral Palsy Day website https://worldcpday.org
Learn about the 6 key areas of focus and help create a global movement for children and adults with cerebral palsy.
- Public Awareness
- Civil Rights
- Medical / Therapeutic
- Quality of Life
- Making a Contribution
About Cerebral Palsy
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. It is a complex disability: 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy.* CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure, but specialist therapy can help each person achieve their maximum potential.
Cerebral Palsy Centre London