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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
What is CP Awareness month?
March is Cerebral palsy awareness month, which is dedicated to the 17 million people diagnosed with Cerebral palsy around the world.
Let’s shed some light on cerebral palsy, shall we? It’s a condition that affects movements of the limbs and overall body. It can also affect vision and hearing. With cerebral palsy, moving can appear to be stiff, jagged, or very active and sporadic. Moving in the right way, or right direction, can be challenging and take patience.
I like to compare having cerebral palsy with faulty wiring in a computer. You might hit Enter, but the computer thinks you’re hitting the Delete key. As you can guess, this can be frustrating, but people with cerebral palsy can and do adapt and are able to live their lives.
This month we want to start a conversation about living with CP and raise awareness, alongside our friends at CP Sport, who celebrate their 20th anniversary, Bobath who are running special events and Adult CP Hub who are running a campaign for ‘care parity’ for adults with CP.
We would love to hear your stories or see your photos, anything that tells your story. You can do this by posting on the community and on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkCerebralPalsy and tagging @scope
Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead
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