If we were to turn our Facebook or Instagram page green this month you could be forgiven for thinking that given our Irish roots, we are celebrating St Patrick’s in style. However green is also the colour for Cerebral Palsy Awareness and March is CP Awareness Month!
Do you know what Cerebral Palsy is? The main symptoms of cerebral palsy are problems with movement, co-ordination and development. However, it’s not a one size fits all, there are four main types of cerebral palsy and many variations within these types. No two people with the disability will be the same way.
So, what can you do for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?
- Don’t be apprehensive of people with cerebral palsy. Introduce yourself, say, “Hello, how are you?” have a conversation …Who knows you might find a best friend, or even a future spouse. Cerebral palsy is what a person has. It is not a statement about who they are.
- You could educate others and spread awareness on cerebral palsy
- Wear green this month and support Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
There are many valuable resources online where you can find out more. Start here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cerebral-palsy/symptoms/