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Cerebral Palsy Fast Facts
Cerebral palsy is a neuromuscular disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, balance, and posture. It is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain most often before birth.
- Centers for Disease Control estimates that an average of 1 in 323 children in the U.S. has cerebral palsy.
- Patients with the most severe cases of Cerebral palsy may have only a 25% chance of living to age 30. Less severe cases have a much longer life expectancy.
- Cerebral palsy often occurs in conjunction with other conditions, including epilepsy, intellectual disability, vision impairment, and an autism spectrum disorder.
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Globally, approximately 17 million people have cerebral palsy.
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Cerebral Palsy Caregiver Tips
15 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Care
It is normal to go through a painful period of adjustment when your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Here are a few tips that might be helpful: