What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.
Did you know, cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood?
The Cerebral Palsy Canada Network is composed of independent associations throughout Canada. The associations all have the common goal of providing family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families.
At the various Cerebral Palsy Associations our priority is to help babies, children, teenagers and adults with disabilities lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive lives possible. Our therapy teams work with individuals and families to maximize their participation in the community.
To ensure people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities have access to high quality and innovative services and programs, Cerebral Palsy Associations provide professional development and training for employees within the disability sector.
The Cerebral Palsy Canada Network includes: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Halifax.
For more information visit our facebook page: CP Canada Network
The following Associations are part of Steptember this year: