Cerebral palsy, commonly known as CP, is a medical condition that affects a person's ability to move and control their body. CP is caused by a brain injury or abnormal development of the brain - usually while the brain is still developing before childbirth, or shortly after.
CP can affect the body in many ways, including:
• Body movement
• Muscle control
• Muscle coordination
• Muscle tone
• Fine motor skills
• Gross motor skills
• Oral motor functioning
While there is no cure for CP, there are treatments available that can greatly improve the quality of life for people living with CP and we won't stop until we can help every single one of them.
To learn more, we recommend reading the CP information page on the website hosted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).