For people living with cerebral palsy.
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Cerebral Palsy Facts28 Aug 2020
- Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy.
- It is the most common physical disability in childhood.
- It is a condition that is permanent, but not unchanging.
- Cerebral palsy is a life-long physical disability due to injury of the developing brain.
- In most cases, brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs during pregnancy.
- It can range from weakness in one hand, to an almost complete lack of voluntary movement. People with significant physical disability may require 24 hour a day care.
- Spastic hemiplegia, where one half of the body has difficulty with voluntary movement, is the most common presentation of cerebral palsy. Approximately 40% of people with cerebral palsy have hemiplegia.
- There is no known cure.