Each year, 6 October marks the global movement by, of and for people with cerebral palsy, their families and supporters on World Cerebral Palsy Day.
The theme for this year’s event is Make Your Mark, recognising how people with cerebral palsy adapt to change and create solutions throughout their lives.
Worldwide, there are 17 million people living with cerebral palsy. Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with cerebral palsy.
World Cerebral Palsy Day celebrates the achievements of people with cerebral palsy, raising vital awareness and information of life with the condition.
Everyone should have the same rights, access the same opportunities as everyone else in society, and World Cerebral Palsy Day works to ensure nobody is left behind.
In a strange year, World Cerebral Palsy Day looks to the stories and experiences of people living with cerebral palsy.
2020 was certainly a year of change and adapting to the new normal; with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect millions across the world, adapting to change has never been more prevalent.
Members of the disabled community are accustomed to adapting daily tasks, especially people living with cerebral palsy.
This World Cerebral Palsy Day, the theme Make Your Mark is calling on people to share how they adapt and be innovative every day.
Alongside making your mark, there are key areas of change to ensure everyone living with cerebral palsy has the same chances in society.
From public awareness, quality of life, medical and therapeutic care, education all the way to civil rights: World Cerebral Palsy Day is calling for change and equality.
Hearing the stories and experiences of people with cerebral palsy is critical to further raise awareness, thus, this year another key area is looking at making your contribution of life with cerebral palsy.