It’s World Cerebral Palsy Day on Friday 6th October 2017. World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 60 countries. Their 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. Together, we can make that happen. CP is one of the least understood disabilities ‐ and people with CP are often out of sight, out of mind and out of options in communities around the world. Their movement starts with a fundamental declaration: I AM HERE.
SIX AREAS FOR CHANGE There are six key issues that affect the lives of people with CP globally. These are the World CP Day targets ‐ for action, ideas and celebration. Find out more on the World CP Day website. Key Issues are. Public awareness Medical/therapeutic Education Civil rights Quality of life Contribution, including employment