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Hi, my name is Headon75!

Headon75 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I was diagnosed at 13 with cerebral palsy is there anybody else who was diagnosed late


  • Connie00
    Connie00 Member Posts: 252 Pioneering


    My Name is Connie00

    I am one off the community Champion’s here at Scope.  it’s really nice to meet you.

    A warm Welcome to the Community.

    Thank you for reaching out to us today,

    I am sure that others will reach out to you  as we do have a few

    Members with same condition.

    Perhaps you might want to peruse our site



    I hope you are having a good day


    If we can be of any further help to you please let us know.


    Enjoy the rest of your day



  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Headon75 welcome to the community! You may find this recent discussion helpful. Let us know if you have any further questions :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Headon75

    Good Evening & Welcome ??

    I’m one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    I do hope that some of our current members will soon be in touch with you shortly!!!!!!

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Headon75 and a very warm welcome to the community! I think the diagnosis of CP can vary significantly and it is possible to be diagnosed with it later (especially if it is mild). I was diagnosed at the age of 7 which way be considered later in comparison to others, however adults have been known to receive the diagnosis.

    I'm tagging @Richard_Scope who is our cerebral palsy specialist :)

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,106

    Scope community team

    Hi @Headon75
    Good to meet you. The standard age for diagnosis is from around 18 months to 3 years. However, as @Chloe_Scope
    has mentioned it is dependant on the severity of the impairment, also if there is a secondary condition that presents similarly. I have spoken to people that have received a diagnosis in their late 50s.

    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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