Did You Know March 25th is National Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Day?
March 25, 2017 is National Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Day and ALC is doing our part to spread the word!
FACT: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood according to the CDC. (Link – http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/cp/data.html)
According to the United Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral palsy is a broad diagnostic term used to describe a problem with movement and posture, due to damage or abnormalities in the brain that makes certain activities difficult. It is the most common motor disorder and the second-most common disability found in children.
About 10,000 infants are diagnosed with CP and up to 1,500 preschoolers in the U.S. are recognized as having it each year. The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans have CP. (http://www.webmd.com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information)
The Adaptive Learning Center, an inclusion preschool program for children with special needs, is working hard every day to raise awareness for cerebral palsy and other disabilities affecting our preschool communities.
For National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, we ask that you share this blog post, raise awareness and tag a friend who is affect by Cerebral Palsy!