World Cerebral Palsy Day- 6.10.18
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 65 countries.
Its vision is to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.
Robyn Cummins World CP Day Manager explains: “Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood and is also one of the least understood. There are over 17 million people living with CP and 350 million family, friends and supporters who care about them.
“When we talk to people with CP, their families and organisations around the world, the issues are frustratingly similar. But the good news there are individuals and organisations across the world who are creating positive change in their communities and are willing to share their experiences, tools and tips. Our mission is to highlight the issues, unearth the success stories and encourage people to take action in their communities.
“We want to work together to help all educators create an experience that will encourage the broader community to embrace people with CP, and provide an education to members of the CP community that is equal to that of every other citizen of the societies in which we live.
“It is time to close the gap between the everyday circumstance and the very real potential of those living with CP.”
Pace is a ground-breaking children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Fundamental to our approach is a belief in every child’s ability to learn and make progress, whatever the physical or sensory challenges they face.
“We believe that every child has the potential to learn, if we build the foundation skills of that child to enable them to access their education and tailor their learning to their own capabilities, their potential will be unlocked. We always focus on what a child can do, rather than looking at the barriers presented by their disability.”
“World CP Day gives all of us at Pace a chance to celebrate our children, their families and the staff and all we have achieved achieved together, empowering our children and young people to say ‘we are here’.” Ian Sansbury, Chief Executive – Pace
If you are looking for support for a child with cerebral palsy or related motor disorders, or if you would like to learn more about our work and how you could get involved, please contact us today