Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day and is celebrated to create awareness about cerebral palsy-CP.

The World Cerebral Palsy Day was launched in 2012 by Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Australia) and United Cerebral Palsy (USA).

It now has the support of universities, parent groups, research institutions, student groups, schools and children's hospitals from 62 countries.

CP is a set of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.

Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance and posture.

People with cerebral palsy can also have vision impairment, speech and language disorders.