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Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

March 25 has officially been designated “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day” by the U.S. Senate (Resolution No. 75). Senator John Isakson (R-GA) sponsored the effort along with Robert Casey (D-PA). The day falls within Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The goal of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day is to provide an understanding of CP and those impacted by it. The latest statistics from the CDC show cerebral palsy prevalence rate is 3.3 per 1,000 births. UCP invites you to help mark this important day in one of the following ways:
  • Learn the facts about cerebral palsy from UCP’s fact sheet or read a more in-depth article from UCP’s My Child Without Limits website.
  • Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hash tag: #CPAwareDay. 
        
    1. #CPFact: The CDC estimates that each year aprox 10,000 babies born in the US will develop cerebral palsy #CPAwareDay
    2. #CPFact: Did you know that in the US alone there are approximately 764,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy? #CPAwareDay
    3. #CPFact: Cerebral Palsy is NOT a disease, not progressive, nor communicable. #CPAwareDay #CPMyths
    This is my son Jake. He was born in 1988 with cerebral palsy. The road has been paved with challenges, triumphs and a lot of love. We are blessed with family and friends who provide unconditional love and support.



    Together, we can continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with CP and other disabilities to live a life without limits.





    2 comments:

    Wheelchair said...

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
    CP PEDIATRIC WHEELCHAIR

    Keep Posting:)

    Wheelchair said...

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
    Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair Children

    Keep Posting:)