Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

cerebral palsy awareness month

March is cerebral palsy awareness month. Besides other celebrations, including spring’s first signs of life, this is an important month for us  as we support this international month for cerebral palsy.

What is cerebral palsy awareness month?

Now you might start wondering what is it that makes this the cerebral palsy month and what we do during this time. Well, first of all, it’s a month specially dedicated to this condition and to the people who are cerebral palsy warriors. 

Having gone through so many experiences and fighting to become better every day, they deserve a whole month of appreciation. What’s more, during this month, people wear mostly the green color, which is the color of cerebral palsy, and they get more involved into their communities. All in all, this month is meant to support and encourage people with cerebral palsy by their peers and by all other people worldwide.

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Cerebral Palsy March Events 2021

Even though we are going through a historical period in time, with restrictions and no more live events, there are a couple of things you can get involved in. We gathered for you a list of important online events regarding cerebral palsy this March.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation constantly has new events that you can tune in online. This month, they have an online chat with clinicians from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital & UT Southwestern Medical Center. You can find the information here.

On March 24th, The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia (CPABC) has an online event on the topic “Considerations to Move to Physical Supports”. Find the information here.

The CP Research Network has a series of webinars on CP with medical doctors as guests, there’s a lot of useful and also more technical information on CP. You can find their scheduled list of webinars here.

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On Clubhouse, the 15% Club has a Monday weekly chat on disability and it’s an amazing space where you can meet new people and talk about your journey. The only thing you need to do is join Clubhouse, available now only on iOS, and click join on the 15% Club.Turn the little bell on, for notifications and you can then join their calls.

If you find any other interesting events on CP this month, feel free to let us know so that we can include them and more people can join. 

What can I do to spread awareness during CP awareness month?

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If you don’t have a disability, and yet you do want to show your support, you can do the same, and share some of your thoughts along with your photo and support. Anything you choose to do this month, whether it is donating to a local association for cerebral palsy, whether it is sharing a story, volunteering, or helping out a neighbour with a disability, keep in mind that your care and support means a lot. And that if more of us are doing it, we can together help spread kindness.

Besides Cerebral palsy awareness month, we have anoter dedicated national day (for US) on the 25th March and the World CP Day on October 6th.We regularly update our Blog with inspiring stories, useful information and we invite you to have a look on our latest articles.

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