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An open invitation to all people living with cerebral palsy

Join us for World CP Day 2015!

Share your story. Share your best ideas. So that each of us—all of us—has the opportunities we deserve.

Become part of the movement

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood (affecting an average of one in every 500 people) but it is also one of the least understood.

Even in 2015, too little money is being spent on prevention and supportive tools; too many doctors and therapists lack the knowledge to diagnose and treat people with CP around the world; too many families lack access to basic information and support; too few educators have the training ensure people with CP get the education they deserve; and, perhaps most importantly, it is still far too easy to keep people with CP out of sight, out of mind and out of options in communities around the world.

It does not have to be this way.

Information is available. Support exists. Effective policies can be shared among countries. New therapies and preventative tools are emerging every day. Examples of triumph are everywhere.

But it is up to us to make sure that every member of our community has access. We are not asking society to “give” us a “chance.” This is a mandate. A demand that those of us with CP are equal citizens and deserving of the same rights as everyone else.

It is time for us to join together. To share our stories. To share our best ideas. So that each of us has the opportunities we deserve, because all of us are invested in each other’s potential.

World CP Day was created to raise awareness about cerebral palsy.

Today World CP Day has become the foundation for a global social movement. A movement, of, by and for the community of people living with CP to ensure that we will have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.

Become a part of this movement. Share your story. Share your best ideas. So that each of us—all of us—has the opportunities we deserve. Join us on the Map!


Date: 22 Aug 2015

Category: Civil Rights Public Awareness Quality of Life

Author: Robyn Cummins