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|Fact: CP is the most common movement disability in children.
|Fact: The injury that causes cerebral palsy is permanent and does not worsen, but the symptoms of a person’s cerebral palsy may change over time.
|Fact: About 1/3 of individuals with cerebral palsy are wheelchair users.
|Fact: Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person depending on how and where the brain has been injured.
|Fact: Cerebral palsy affects movement and posture for all of those diagnosed.
|Fact: CP affects more adults than children despite being widely referred to as a childhood disorder.
|Fact: Adults with CP struggle with access to healthcare professionals knowledgeable about aging with CP.
|Fact: Premature aging is common in cerebral palsy, and 1/3 of adults report a decline in mobility as they age (some as early as in their 20’s).
|Fact: The energy used in movements by a person with cerebral palsy is three (3) to five (5) times more than that of a person without cerebral palsy.
|Fact: Lifespans of those with cerebral palsy are often similar to those without cerebral palsy.
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