What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy…

  • is the #1 motor disability in children
  • can affect the ability to move, sit, stand, walk, talk, swallow, or use one’s hands
  • is caused by a brain injury, not a disease
  • is diagnosed before age 2, and today the cure has yet to be discovered
  • in more severe cases, children may have secondary impairments such as autism, learning disabilities, vision problems, epilepsy, etc.

Good news is most children with CP will walk:

  • 60% are independent walkers
  • 10% walk with an assistive device
  • 30% use a wheelchair