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Hi, my name is Headon75!

Headon75Headon75 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I was diagnosed at 13 with cerebral palsy is there anybody else who was diagnosed late

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  • Connie00Connie00 Member Posts: 255 Pioneering

    Hello

    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


    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/cerebral-palsy/

     

    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

     

    @connie00


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,645 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
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 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!!!!!!

    @steve51
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 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 :)
    Scope

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,784

    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.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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