Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement, motor skills, and muscle tone. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth.
There is currently no cure for cerebral, but there are numerous treatment options that can aid in a person’s life expectancy.
No, you cannot catch Cerebral Palsy from someone with it. It is nontranzsmittable, please end the stigma, let your kids play with us and stop talking down to us. We love hugs just like any other person in the world. Thanks for asking.
Heck no, CP isn’t a disease. It’s a neurological disorder which affects movement and muscle control. Cerebral refers to the brain and palsy refers to movement. It will not progress but it may advance the aging process. There are many of us that lead productive lives in our adult lives.
There’s a huge misconception that people with cerebral palsy are in fact not all there. This is wrong, a myth, fake news and please stop spreading this myth. While I was in grade school I had the R word in my file, and this was degrading to me. I was placed in special education because of my Cerebral Palsy, I have always faced discrimination. When at work if they find out I become a different type of worker, a liability instead of an asset. I have seen this in even the recovery community where an organization discriminated against me due to my disability. I hold three Associate Degrees, a Bachelor’s Degree and am attending graduate school at Western Governors University.
The isn’t and there is hope with stem cells from the afterbirth of the child but, there is no cure at this time. I wish there was but CP had become part of who I have become. I will never be cured but there are things we can all do.