- Cerebral palsy is not a disease. It is a non-progressive neurological disorder that permanently affects a child’s movement, muscle tone, posture or balance.
- Cerebral palsy affects every child differently, from barely noticeable to major and life-changing.
- Therapies and medications can improve speech, movement and mobility. Some kids have minor differences in gait or mild speech impairments. Others use crutches or other mobility devices.
- Cerebral palsy is not an intellectual disability. Most kids with CP have average or above-average intelligence.
- The best parents for children with cerebral palsy have access to medical care, inclusive schools and recognize the unlimited potential of ALL children.
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