World Cerebral Palsy Day: Know Its History, Significance


World Cerebral Palsy Day (WCPD) is observed on the 6th of October every year. WCPD provides an opportunity to express pride for the lives and achievements of those with cerebral palsy (CP), and the people and the organizations that support them; create a powerful voice for persons affected with CP to change their surroundings; connect organizations across the globe concerned with this problem: create social change and education campaigns; raise awareness at a local, national and international level; produce tangible actions and outcomes to improve lives of people with CP.

Cerebral Palsy Day: History

The day for celebrating cerebral palsy day started with a small campaign called ‘Change my world in one minute’ which was started by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Australia.

The main aim of the event was to gather ideas about the technologies and products that could change the life of patients suffering from cerebral palsy or at least make their life easier.

Over the years, the movement had more and more organisations join hands to show their support in the research, studies and innovations for the easier life of cerebral palsy patients.

Around the year 2015, the campaign took pace and turned into a movement targeting six main issues that affect the people with CP irrespective of their geographical location, and cultural or economic differences.

The website of the world cerebral palsy day has all the information regarding the ideas, resources and tools for the organisations that want to support the patients with CP around them.

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Significance

The condition in which people cannot move their body, or control their posture or movements is known as cerebral palsy and it has no cure and leaves a patient hopeless destroying their mental health and self-esteem.

This disease mainly hits children and they even have to join rehabilitation centres to prevent any secondary issues. The aim of celebrating this day is to recognise the struggles and daily challenges of the people living with CP and find new ways to make their life easier. It aims at making an inclusive society for such people and fighting for their rights and equality.

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