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.
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.