Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood
By fundraising for cerebral palsy alliance, or donating to a fundraiser, you're helping give kids and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families, opportunities to reach their goals. You're helping them reach their full potential. You're helping build futures.
people are living with cerebral palsy worldwide.
people are living with cerebral palsy in Australia.
1 in 700
Australian babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance relies solely on the generosity of fundraisers, donors, corporate partners and events to help fundraise for much needed services and supports not funded by the NDIS. Your fundraising helps provide;
|Essential mobility, communication and daily living equipment when it's needed,|
|Early detection and intervention for babies and risk of cerebral palsy,|
|Research into the prevention, cure and improved treatments for cerebral palsy, and|
|Innovative new programs and value added services.|
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy in most cases is caused by an injury to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time.
Cerebral palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.