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World Cerebral Palsy Day at Right at Home

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World Cerebral Palsy Day occurs each year on October 6th. World Cerebral Palsy Day is part of CP360, a global coalition of 10 organisations across 15 countries that advocate for people living with Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral (to do with the brain) Palsy (muscle weakness) is the most common motor disability in children.

Cerebral Palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, which is the 2021 campaign is titled Millions of Reasons.

World CP Day has shared a few ideas on how you can raise awareness and help the fight against Cerebral Palsy:

  • Add your reason to its Millions of Reasons Map
  • Share your reason on social media and remember to use #MillionsOfReasons
  • Petition for wheelchair access at a school, workplace, or public area
  • Lobby the government for policy change
  • Create a sports team or social network for people with disabilities
  • Find innovative ways to get out and about in the community

Right at Home is honoured to have partnered with Bowls Australia. Bowls is an inclusive sport that enables people living with disability to participate in a sport that is for all people, to make friends and feel connected. Watch this inspiring video of Lucas who has cerebral palsy in his legs.

If you are interested in learning more about CP, check out this comprehensive infographic.

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Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

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