Let us all embrace diversity in our communities and work to create a more accessible future. This year, let us come together and use our voices to bring attention to Cerebral Palsy. 

Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Mark your calendars for October 6, World Cerebral Palsy Day. On this day we are asking everyone to come together to support those who live with CP. Let us all embrace diversity in our communities and work to create a more accessible future. This year, let us come together and use our voices to bring attention to Cerebral Palsy. 

What is Cerebral Palsy? 

Cerebral means “of the brain” and Palsy means a “lack of muscle control”.

Cerebral Palsy is a type of physical disability that affects a person's movement. 

CP is one of the most common types of physical disability.  There are over thirty-four thousand people in Australia with CP. 

According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Cerebral Palsy is a life-long physical disability due to injury of the developing brain. In most cases, brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs during pregnancy. There is no known cure. 

How does Cerebral Palsy affect people? 

CP is different for everyone. Except for in its mildest forms, it can usually be identified in the first 12-18 months of life. CP can range from weakness in one hand to an almost complete lack of voluntary movements, and can often be accompanied by additional disabilities. Severe CP can lead to difficulties in breathing, bladder control, and digestive issues. 

The most common presentation of cerebral palsy or CP is called spastic hemiplegia, where one half of the body has difficulty with voluntary movements. About 40% of people with CP have this type. 

One in four children with Cerebral Palsy may have behavioural issues. This includes dependency, anxiety, and showing anti social behaviours. Adults with CP are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorder too. 

How can I show support for the Cerebral Palsy community?

Worldwide there are over 17 million people with CP. Cerebral Palsy Awareness creates action around CP.  By joining this cause, we can help those with CP have the same opportunities and rights as everyone else. 

Whether you, a friend or a loved one is living with Cerebral Palsy, everyone can get involved. One way you can show your support is by gifting a loved one a mobility aid or assistive technology. Many assistive aids are adjustable for a specific fit or individual needs. Assistive devices impact and improve the quality of life for both kids and adults.

Supporting a loved one with CP, or any disability, shouldn't hurt your wallet. At eBility, we understand the positive impact assistive aids can offer this community. This is why we are the leading accessible marketplace for disability aids. 

eBility is here to make it quick and easy for people with disabilities to find new and used high quality products. 

Not sure what accessibility aid best suits your needs? Get in contact with our friendly team, they'll be more than happy to assist you. 

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Read more: Facts about cerebral palsy - Cerebral Palsy Alliance