What should everyone know about cerebral palsy?

Man with teenager with cerebral palsy
Jamie from our school in Wales. Jamie has cerebral palsy and wants to be an actor when he leaves school.

This Wednesday is World Cerebral Palsy Day. At Scope our wide range of services and activities are on offer to all disabled people. However, our history is based around cerebral palsy and we retain a particular specialism in this area. Scope offers home visits for parents of children newly diagnosed with cerebral palsy and lots of detailed information about the condition.

Awareness days like World Cerebral Palsy Day are great opportunities to talk about and challenge misconceptions people have about conditions just like we did with World Down Syndrome Day, Learning Disability Week and World Autism Awareness Day. This year we’d like to hear from you!

What things do you think everyone should know about cerebral palsy? Let us know in the comments below, on Twitter or on Facebook.

Here are some messages we’ve had on Twitter: